Review Policies and Ratings

I try not to review books I do not like. If there’s demand for a book review I didn’t actually like, of course I’ll post it, but I really want to focus on the positive elements of a novel out of respect for the author. If there is no specific demand, I will only review books with a personal rating of three stars or higher because anything less I’ll only be dwelling on the negative.  To write a book is a momentous achievement so I hope you can see why I won’t add my two cents in if I didn’t appreciate it. Everything I read, however, will receive a rating on my Goodreads account even if no review is published here.

I love reading positive reviews on books that make me want to leap to my laptop and order a copy immediately just so I can immerse myself in the world that the reviewer did. It’s exciting! So that’s what I want to give to you in return, positivity and of course honesty. I will never lie about a book I didn’t actually like – it’s just straight out honesty from here on in.

So what do my ratings actually mean?

★ ★ ★ ★ ★: To get 5 stars it means I must really love a book, it’s made it to my favourites shelf, and I will be most likely throwing it at you to read immediately.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ : 4 stars means it’s excellent and I really enjoyed it.

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ : 3 stars means it was a good solid read, but was fairly average

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ : 2 stars means I probably finished it because I felt obliged to, but didn’t really enjoy it. There were parts I did like but, otherwise it would be rated lower.

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ : 1 star will be given to books I do not finish, or to books I find highly offensive, ridiculous, or honestly despised for whatever reason. There will probably be ranting in this case.

If you would like to place a request for a review please comment below. I’d love to start taking requests and if you’d like to make a suggestion go nuts.

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