About Word Count

In this new age of e-publishing, page count has become obsolete. At Underground Book Reviews, we calculate the length of a book by its word count, which the literary industry has done for ages. If you're unfamiliar with this method, check out some classics to get your bearing:
20-40k: Old Man and the Sea & Of Mice and Men
40-60k: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Lord of the Flies
60-80k: Catcher in the Rye & The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
80-100k: The Hobbit & To Kill a Mockingbird
100-120k: Gulliver’s Travels & Sense and Sensibility
120-140k: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & A Tale of Two Cities
140-160k: Oliver Twist & Uncle Tom’s Cabin
160-180k: Grapes of Wrath & Catch-22
180-200k: Great Expectations & Little Women
200-300k: Moby Dick & East of Eden
300-400k: Middlemarch & Anna Karenina
400-600k: Gone With the Wind & Atlas Shrugged

Indie Books in the 100-120k Range:

Who are you when everything you thought you knew was a lie? Is Stacy the woman she knows herself to be, raised by loving and kind parents? Or is she hiding within a shell she built to protect herself from her own terrible past? Will her search for answers destroy her life as she knows it today?


Trash artist Seth Carmen has lost everyone he’s loved and even some he didn’t, and now he’s better off alone. But then feisty blogger PJ Hensley enters his world with her own tormented past and he’s not sure who’ll be left more broken…. him or her.


Diana L. Sharples
Votes: 0 Not eligible for review

When voices of self-loathing dominate his girlfriend’s thinking and actions, Calvin learns that saving the person he loves can require great sacrifices.


A bounty hunter and an ex-military officer hunt dangerous enemies across a war torn galaxy. The hunt is on, and only the strong will survive.


Leave your world behind and enter an adventure forever lost but never forgotten. Where only magic is real, and anything is possible. Fried Windows: In a Light White Sauce is an unforgettable journey into imagination—a feast of delightful characters whose perspective of their worlds will change the way you think about yours—forever.


In 1873 New Mexico, six outlaws hole up in a deserted town, to find themselves hunted by an evil that can only be harmed when feeding on the living. To survive, they face an impossible choice – which of their own to sacrifice so that the others may live?


They’re blessed with wealth and cursed to become heroes or monsters. If you like perilous magic, royal intrigue, and tales of betrayal and friendship, then you’ll love the epic fantasy adventure.


The first in an epic series of magical adventures for the young Morgan Le Fay, in which she encounters faeries, giants, fallen gods and other figures of folklore, amidst the perilous, chaotic, war-torn post-Roman Dark Ages Britain in which she is forced to grow up.


Considered for Review

Lady Changeling – to defeat a monster from her past, she must completely destroy the man she loves. A mix of high fantasy and gothic romance with a touch of Lovecraftian horror.


Scheduled for Review on October 15, 2018

An assassin is forced to hunt a forsaken god and a crazed huntress dared to challenge a truth of their world.