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February 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
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Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
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Young Adult Indie
A Wild Mixture of Genres

Teeth of the Gods is a wild mixture of genres for those who are looking for something unique. Tylira has lived in isolation for 18 years and she’s tired of it. She’s a spoiled, sheltered princess who is done with being pampered. She wants freedom from the rules and...

August 22, 2017 (Updated: August 22, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A Satisfying Sequel

Tin Men is the fitting, highly satisfying sequel to The Clay Lion. The story follows Charlie Johnson who we meet in book one as Brooke Wallace’s star-crossed love interest. Secrets have surrounded Charlie’s upbringing, and he has always felt something isn’t quite right with his family. Through...

February 24, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
A quiet, unassuming YA Sci-Fi that will sneak up on you like an emotional hurricane

The Clay Lion takes place in a world very similar to ours where time travel is possible and the protagonist, Brooke Wallace, is faced with the question: what if you could go back in time to save the person you love the most? Those who love a good sci-fi or...

December 13, 2016 (Updated: December 13, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A Solid Dystopian Debut

Vinyl is a true young adult novel that will appeal to fans of dystopia and steampunk. It takes place in the city of Revinia where all citizens are implanted with a device that suppresses their emotions and makes them pliable and submissive to the city’s leaders. Ronja—a young city dweller—has...

November 16, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
A dystopian nightmare with a strong heroine!

Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan is a new adult, dystopia that lovers of this genre will surely enjoy. It starts as Bixby, the protagonist, is twelve years old and a mysterious fog descends over the world to infect almost the entire population. Few escape the horrible fate the mist...

September 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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A fast-paced ride

Keeper is a fast-paced older young adult urban fantasy that lovers of shapeshifting stories are sure to enjoy. This series is a spin-off of the very successful Matefinder trilogy and follows Anya’s trials as the daughter of two powerful werewolves whose shoes won’t be easy to fill...

August 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
An Original Story

Order of Seven was an original story with a rich mythology and neck-breaking pace. What I liked This crossover YA novel follows Devi, a freshman in college, through the discovery of a past that has purposely been hidden from her. All her life she’s lived without...

June 27, 2016 (Updated: October 18, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A great addition to a young reader's library

School of Deaths follows Suzie Sarnio, a 13-year-old who is pulled into a world full of mysteries and full of people who don’t want her there. She is taken away from her life and thrust into a situation where only a strong girl would survive . . . all because...

June 05, 2016 (Updated: June 05, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Enjoyable Indie

An entertaining read with an insightful window into the world of modeling and quirky Japanese subculture. I selected this enjoyable indie after one look at the blurb. For me, one reason to read indie is to discover new voices and stories that break the mold and are...

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