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Testimonials for the US Review

Authors and publishers are praising the US Review of Books:

 

Meredith Marple

I'm new to the published book author world so I was thankful when I came upon The US Review of Books. The information was clear and concise on how to get started to submit a book for review. There were no questions left unanswered and the review was delivered within the estimated time frame. The review was clear and concise and I felt that it conveyed my book in a way that I would have myself. I'm very proud of my review and thankful for the time it took to put it together.

- Amanda Woods, The Robot and the Ballerina

Meredith Marple

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to The US Review of Books for their utmost professional service throughout the process. They were able to accurately capture the essence of my novel, with all its intricate details, the prevailing atmosphere of the narrative and distinctive attributes of the main characters. I'm very happy with the final outcome, the review itself. I'm certain, I will be back with my next book. Well done. Thank you.

- Dominik Poleski, The Jew (Based on a True Story)

Meredith Marple

The service provided by The US Review of Books is both timely and professional. The reviewers clearly read the book thoroughly and make sure to get a good grasp on the concepts presented within. This attention to detail is highly appreciated, and I will definitely come to the site again for reviews of my future works.

- Joshua Aaron Landeros, Reverence

Meredith Marple

Thanks for taking the time and effort to review my rather complicated book. The review was delivered on time, and more important, the content shows skills in understanding and putting this experience in a few dense lines, making it knowable to a broader audience. Small press has an important role in society, I strongly believe, and the US Review of Books fulfils this need to keep society free and democratic, with heterogeneous opportunities.

- Dave Dröge, The Game Changer

Ron Fritsch

I am very pleased with my review, mainly because I feel that readers of his review will get a succinct and insightful take on the book that I would like every reader to have as they embark on this reading experience. The rapid turnaround of eight days from receipt of the book to finished review was extraordinary. A review is sometimes a joyful occasion for a writer, and sometimes not. It's especially nice when the reviewer nails it.

- Larry Crane, Missing Girls

Meredith Marple

There are many online sites that give routinely glowing reviews of books. There are a few highly priced sites that also delight in providing faintly positive reviews of indie books. The US Review of Books is different. They provide a real reader, and a real critique outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your book. I am proud to quote my review.

- Murray Lee Eiland Jr., The Emperor of Babylon

Ron Fritsch

Thank you for the comprehensive and engaging review. I am honored that my book was well received. I am pleased with the high level of service provided by the US Review of Books and will certainly recommend this service to my colleagues.

- Amber Spradlin,Thumperino Superbunny and the Mummy's Curse

Meredith Marple

Many thanks to the US Review of Books for their ultra-professional approach to the whole review process. Instructions were clear and complete, and when I did need to point out a glitch with something, it was handled immediately... by a real person. Also a heartfelt thank you to the reviewer for bestowing a "RECOMMENDED" rating on my debut novel.

- Meredith Marple, The Year Mrs. Cooper Got Out More

Ron Fritsch

The US Review of Books has reviewed my five novels. Each of the reviews has been a perceptive, thorough, and honest description and appraisal of the book I wrote. Each has also been a joy to read and a pleasure to post on my website and wherever else I can. I mailed my most recent novel to the reviewer on August 1. Amazingly, I received her review on August 12. I highly RECOMMEND The US Review of Books to all writers.

- Ron Fritsch, Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial, Promised Valley Rebellion, Promised Valley War, Promised Valley Conspiracy, and Promised Valley Peace

Tanya J Peterson

I continue to use The US Review of Books with each book published. I started using this service when I was an indie author, and I'm still doing so as a traditionally published author. The US Review is highly respected in the industry and carries weight with readers because of its objective, honest, and thorough book reviews. Their service is professional, fast, and personable. I give them my Recommended rating!

- Tanya J. Peterson, Twenty-Four Shadows

John J. Parrino

The reviewer had clearly read the entire book, and his review gave me fresh insight into my story and into my experiences. The turnaround time has been exceptional. A month after putting my book in the mail, the review was completed. A few hours after giving my approval to publish, the review was posted on the US Review website. And a few minutes after I tweeted the review on Twitter, US Review had re-tweeted it. Thank you, US Review of Books!

- Teri Metcalf, Rambler Rose

Marylee MacDonald

When the US Review of Books posted the review for my debut novel, Montpelier Tomorrow, I saw an immediate bump in sales. Now, with Bonds of Love & Blood going to press, I’m returning to the US Review of Books because exposure on their site helps me find readers. Onward!

- Marylee MacDonald, Bonds of Love & Blood & Montpelier Tomorrow

John J. Parrino

What a delight!  The US Review provided a remarkably insightful review and completed the review sooner than promised, exceeding my expectations on both accounts. Besides taking advantage of the US Review provided social media links, I am making the most of the review on my own platform.  Many, many thanks.  

- Rona Simmons, Postcards from Wonderland

Connie Chappell

I have nothing but praise for The US Review of Books and its reviewer. The process was streamlined and quick. This highly professional review drilled every mark with precision, from characters to backstory, all the emotion, even the wit. The review itself was entertaining. It's value is true gold. Thank you, US Review of Books.

- Connie Chappell, Wild Raspberries

John J. Parrino

USR's First Chapter Reviews is a unique way for authors to get their books quickly assessed by professional reviewers. It took less than a week to receive feedback, and the reviewer beautifully captured the humorous tone I tried to create in the complex relationship between the rebellious, young Joey and Big Nana, his suffocating Sicilian grandmother. And then the bonus: The first chapter is instantly available, to be consumed like a tantalizing antipasto before a fine Italian feast.

- John J. Parrino, Ph. D (pen name Joey Tormino), Big Nana and Joey  

M. Duda

I want to thank the US Review and [the reviewer] for such an excellent service. The book review is well written: The reviewer's insight and understanding of fiction is quite impressive. When he alludes to my story strengths and weaknesses, it's as if he reads my mind! But, it's not easy for starting writers to find such a good service, a service that will understand and appreciate emerging writers. This writer is so glad to have discovered The US Review of Books.

- M.Duda, Bedtime for Seneca

Kerry L. Barger

I am so very pleased with the review and recommendation of my latest book. The Editor of USR is always a pleasure to work with. Honestly, when having been asked what my book was about by potential readers, I have been beside myself in attempting to provide a suitable response. ... Henceforth, I will simply refer them to this review. I also appreciate how the US Review of Books gets the word out about my new releases to thousands of potential readers/reviewers on their publication, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. Thanks again to the US Review!

- Kerry L. Barger, Darla the Muse

The reviews at US Review of Books are on par with Kirkus if not better. There are some sites out there that charge enormous prices and are amateurish, even poorly written. (Read some of their reviewsyou'll see what I mean.) Before signing up for a review, I read many of your reviews. They seemed to be well-written without exception. ... I also like the fact that your reviewers often address language. I work on the prose like I'm writing poetry, and I'd like someone to at least comment on that!

- Plum McCauley, It All Started with a Bicycle

Cortina Jackson

I was very pleased with the review. It really increased my presence on social media, and I highly recommend the U.S Review of Books for any author. Thank you so much!

- Cortina Jackson, On Hell As It Is On Earth

Gene Hull

I'd like to thank the U.S. Review of Books for your cogent review. It managed to hit the ball smack dab in the middle—right out of the park. Your talented reviewer obviously read the collection carefully and managed to glean, not only the real meaning of the poems, but also the inspiration for each.... I am truly impressed, surprised, elated, encouraged and grateful.

- Gene Hull, The Sun God is a Ham

Bronwyn Rodden

I'm so thrilled with my review in US Review. While the book will have to stand on its own merits, this well-written piece has given an obscure writer from a far country a chance to reach an audience I may never otherwise have had. Thank you.

-Bronwyn Rodden, Short Fiction for an Absurd World

Randall Drake

The review from the US Review was concise, descriptive, and accurate. It captured the essence of the novel, and is now prominently displayed right at the top of my website. The insights of the review are given credence and clearly backed up by outside sources. It was the US Review of Books which first recognized the strengths and attributes of my debut effort. I could not be more pleased.

- Randall Kenneth Drake, Saving The Innocents

JZ Howard

I am pleasantly astounded on two levels. First, by the reviewer's highly positive review in which she captures the essence of the story combined with the RECOMMENDED rating. Second, by the astounding speed of her review...

- J Z Howard, All of Me Wants All of You

John Trudel

I think that the US Review of Books delivers reviews that are a notch above the rest. I feature them on the webpage for my award-winning thriller novels. The reviews are accurate, concise, and attention getting. They cut to the core of my novels. These are often better to pass to fans than my own promo materials.

- John Trudel, Soft Target

Tanya Peterson

I highly recommend The US Review of Books for every author, whether traditionally published or independently published. Readers are quite discerning, and they often demand that a book have reviews before they will consider it for themselves. Further, the reviews must come from credible, reputable sources. The US Review of Books is one such source. ... The reviewers with The US Review provide meaningful reviews that highlight a book's strengths as well as honestly but gently examine a book's weaknesses. In so doing, they provide a great service to both authors and readers.

- Tanya Peterson, Leave of Absence

Brian Wilson

Thanks. It was a good review and this is consistent with a review by a highly rated reviewer and published author - Christina Hamlett with over 40 years in media.

- Brian Wilson, Bumpy Roads

SM Chung

I wish to express my appreciation to the reviewer for taking the time and give a very big thank you for her review. She hit it on the nail that it was written like a "Talk Story," but more importantly, she saw and brought out the salient points to provoke thought. Mahalo!

- SM Chung, It's My Choice

Ron Fritsch

The US Review of Books has reviewed all four novels in my four-book Promised Valley series. In each case it was obvious that the reviewer was an intelligent reader of serious fiction and wrote an honest and enlightening review. I have nothing but the highest praise for The US Review of Books. Independent publishing authors who write for readers who value high-quality fiction should seek reviews from The US Review of Books as an inexpensive means to bring their writing to the attention of those readers.

- Ron Fritsch, Promised Valley Rebellion, Promised Valley War, Promised Valley Conspiracy, and Promised Valley Peace

Tony Williams

I was quite impressed with the quality of the review my book received. It was well written and balanced. The reviewer gave an insightful perspective of its theme, noted the book's strengths and weaknesses, and she successfully captured the spirit and intent of the book and did it concisely. I also appreciated the professionalism and promptness of the service provided by the US Review of Books.

-Tony Williams, Forbidden

Terresa Anderson

I am so pleased with your company and the customer service you provide! You truly went above and beyond what I expected. Thank you so very much.

-Terresa Anderson, I Prayed for Death

Kerry L. Barger

I am absolutely thrilled with the two reviews I have received so far on my books, and I am waiting with anticipation to see the third. Reviewers John E. Roper and Peter M. Fitzpatrick could not have done a better job. ...A big "THANK YOU!" goes out to everyone at The US Review of Books.

-Kerry L. Barger, Elohim, An American Holocaust, and High Times and Rough Rides of a Bipolar Addict

Hawk MacKinney

Timely and professional approach and responses. In our contemporary world there is far too little of the 'professional' in many vocations. The US Review was a pleasant surprise.

-Hawk MacKinney, Vault of Secrets

Gloria Waldron Hukle

Thanks for all you do for independent writers and publishers. Because of US Review, I've discovered titles of interest and have also forwarded book links to friends who might be interested in reading a work that otherwise might be overlooked.

-Gloria Waldron Hukle, Manhattan: Seeds of the Big Apple & Diary of a Northern Moon

Peter Sust

[The US Review] captured wholeheartedly the personality of A Boy From Cuba. Her review proves it by composing a masterpiece. I love every bit of what she wrote.

- Peter Sust, A Boy from Cuba

 

Tanya Peterson

... Also important is the way the people of The US Review of Books treat authors. I found the people with whom I corresponded to be very kind, responsive, and helpful. My entire experience was positive, and I will most definitely have my next novel reviewed by The US Review of Books.

- Tanya Peterson, Leave of Absence

Peter Rowlands

As a first-time book writer, I am highly impressed with the level of service and the quality of presentation at the US Review. Completed in timely and cost-effective fashion, my book's review was posted in an expeditious and professional manner by courteous and forthright personnel. Thank you.

-Peter Rowlands, Man on the Move

Claudia Pemberton

Please allow me to express my sincere appreciation for your outstanding service. The US Review of Books provided me with a concise, professional, and invaluable review of my book. Every author knows the importance of obtaining evaluations of our work. Thank you for you contribution to my quest for success.

-Claudia Pemberton, Love Leaves No One Behind

Dawn Kairns

Thanks for your professional and expeditious review of my book. As an independent writer, I appreciate what you are doing to help our books receive exposure.

-Dawn Kairns, Maggie: The Dog Who Changed My Life...

Catherine Stone

I want to thank you for your amazingly on target review of my book.

-Catherine Stone, Down to the Marrow

Ipam

Awesome professional service! Superb swift job! Worthwhile investment for any new or seasoned author! Impressive website. Friendly staff. Refreshingly insightful personal on target review... Standing ovation, salute and applause!

-Ipam, Alien, I

Dr. Kenneth Herman

I consider the USR's review of my book Secrets from the Sofa a worthwhile investment. The evaluaton of the book captured the true meaning of the award winning personal growth book. The promotional value alone was greatly appreciated...

-Dr. Kenneth Herman, Secrets from the Sofa

Tim Tyler

The USR services are fast and professional.

-Tim Tyler, A Passion for the Edge

I'd like to thank and compliment [the reviewer] on his professional reviews of my trilogy.

-Robert Noonan, Wildflowers, Bridie's Daughter, & Secrets

M.L. St. Sure

Thank you so very much for a beautifully written review.

-M. L. St. Sure, Evensong

This is my third children's book that the US Review of Books has reviewed for me, and for the third time, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the review and with the level of customer service provided. The reviewer composed a very analytical, detailed, insightful, and beautifully written review. And the review was posted before the deadline. What more could any author ask for?

-Peggy Krause, Wild Beau and Her Kittens, Finding My Molly, & The Scruffy Little Cumb-Grabbers

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