Book Reviews

The latest indie book reviews from Self-Publishing Review

Review: Ironheart: The Primal Deception by Dakota Kemp

★★★★½ Ironheart: The Primal Deception

An epic, violent, and grimy urban steampunk tale with a hero to cheer for and original mythology that any science-fiction fantasy fan will run at.

In a world of godlike deities and electrifying science fantasy, mortal man is like an ant in the modern jungles of an oppressive regime of the ultra-powerful.…

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Review: Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo

★★★★½  Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo

Our Wild and Precious Lives by A.G. Russo is heartfelt and heart-wrenching – an unexpected knockout.

The YA genre often lacks the emotional depth of adult fiction, and with good reason – young adults might be unable to appreciate traditional “adult” themes.…

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Review: Soldier On by J.D. Wynne

★★★★ Soldier On by J. D. Wynne

Soldier On by J.D. Wynne shows the behind the scenes action and emotional toll of war on those in uniform.

The September 11, 2001 attacks impacted the lives of so many in the United States, including Molly McKinney. Molly wanted to be a doctor and had joined the Army Reserves to help pay for college.…

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Review: Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei

★★★½ Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei

Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei is a dreamlike collection of short stories that’s part fantasy, part crime, part universe entirely of Ghei’s vivid imagination. A Norwegian author writing in English, Ghei has created a fantastical world that has little relation to our own, past or present.…

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Review: In the Valley by Jason Lambright

★★★★½ In the Valley by Jason Lambright

In the Valley by Jason Lambright is a sci-fi military adventure that hits close to home.

It’s 2333, and Captain Paul Thompson faces terrorism in the Baradna Valley far from home on the planet Juneau 3. The crazy men he serves with in his battalion are wild and brutal – will he manage to hang onto his mind while fighting the enemy, and his companions?…

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Review: Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern

★★★★★ Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern

Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern is a sinister thriller with countless twists.

By the time you finish reading Daddy Dearest, you’ll have shivers down your spine and a new appreciation for the dark depths through which an author can drag you.…

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Review: Abednego by Devanye Hansen

★★★★ Abednego by Devanye Hansen

Abednego: Book 1 of the Guardians Series by Devanye Hansen is a mythical adventure through forbidden love and the unseen world around us.

The fascinating world of Abednego centers on the drama of the Pegasi, Fae, Guardians, Hunters and keepers engaged in an otherworldly power struggle.…

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