How I rate books(based on my personal tastes and opinions)
I use a five star scale that includes half stars only because some books are close to two and it is just easier to sort them somewhere in the middle
5: Had interesting well developed characters,interesting plot,great prose style that is in line with target audience but would still be enjoyable to other readers.Must buy
4: Interesting characters, well written, interesting plot. Something about the book was off , though. Ending was rushed , ending that doesn't fit with the rest of the story. Must buy
3: Well written, enjoyable characters and plot. Overall a good read but something about the book didn't spark enough of my interest. Maybe buy/maybe check library first
2: Plot drags, characters are boring or unrealistic, book is poorly written or edited, ending or plot makes little sense or book is a bait and switch (Begins heavy on plot but turns to focus on romance half way through and for the rest of the book) library
1 Wtf happened sort of book. Didn't finish probably. Usually don't use this since books I would give one stars would be in genres that I know I wouldn't read or like. In some cases tried to give one a shot and was just not my cup of tea or the book was just truly that horrible. Do not read.
If I receive book for review, (for free or requested from places like netgalley) or you are interested in sending me a book to review please keep these things in mind:
1. Just because I received something for free does not guarantee it will get a review and it for certain does not guarantee it will receive a positive review. I will treat review copies like books I buy or check out of the library. I will be blunt and honest in my review about things I liked or did not like.
2. My review will never be about the author . I don't like author drama and try my best to separate my views of the author from their work as best I can . Please do not take negative review of review copies as a personal attack on the work or you as the author .
3. I will do everything in my power to review it in a timely manner and at the very least mentioned I received it and that it is on my to be read pile.
4. If I know for sure it is not something I am going to enjoy (please don't send me chick lit or most romance novels unless said book is lgbt+ in some way) will thank the person that sent me the book but most likely will not review. It not fair to push through a book that most likely is going to end up with negative review anyway since I am not the right audience for that particular book.
5.After finishing , I will post a short summary of thoughts and a full review closer to the books actual release.