Anniversary Issue: 5 Years and Growing Stronger Together

September 12, 2016

Five Years of Underground Book Reviews

by Brian Braden      

A strong vision, a commitment to quality, and stubborn persistence – these are the hallmarks Underground Book Reviews carries forward. Aren’t these also the hallmarks required of a successful author? Absolutely. I think this is why we’ve connected so deeply with our core audience – indie authors. It’s our bond with you that infuses us with a deep respect for everything you must endure to bring quality fiction to your readers. We, too, are indie authors. We want you to succeed. That’s what we’re all about.


UBR Flashback – Review of MAGEBORN: THE BLACKSMITH’S SON by Michael Manning

by Brian Braden      

On our fifth anniversary, UBR takes a special look back at our very first book review. MAGEBORN: THE BLACKSMITH’S SON by Michael G. Manning.



Review of The Song Journey by T.E. Scott

by Chantelle Atkins       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

The Song Journey is a beautiful and intriguing story of time travel, love, loss and family, with an invigorating backdrop of social history and music. Singer Julia MacAllistair receives a unique gift from her great-grandmother Etty before she dies. Five sheets of music which are able to transport her back in time. Five adventures await her, where she will meet members of her own family, and face danger in war torn Vietnam, as well as true love in 1940’s New Zealand. A beautifully evocative and visual book about the power of music, with a wonderfully strong narrative voice and characters to remember. Readers who enjoy romance, adventure and historical novels will enjoy this book immensely.


Review of Delivering Virtue by Brian Kindall

by Anita Lock       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

Kindall pulls out all the terminology stops in his latest read. Although a fascinating read laced with allegory and human interest, Delivering Virtue’s highest appeal will be toward seasoned readers, especially English literature aficionados. Others may enjoy the tongue-in-cheek comments, but miss nuances of European literary legends.



Grammar Police: Step Away from the Keyboard

by Renee Miller      

Grammar is hard. I know. I unintentionally break grammar rules all the time, although I try very hard not to. God, those wretched commas. There are some grammar rules, though, that professionals should never make. Yet, I see you making them.




Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Over the last month, our top submissions were put to a vote. This one came out on top.


The Last Great American Magic

Votes: 1

The Last Great American Magic reimagines the legend of Tecumseh, a physically gifted warrior, and his twin brother Rattle, a wickedly smart but lazy prophet. Growing up, the boys are rivals, but in adulthood they reconcile to form a confederacy of Native American tribes and fight the advance of settlers.



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