My rating system:
Here you will find my definitions for the book ratings that I use when doing reviews:
5 out of 5 Stars: Absolutely loved the book! Most likely it will be a book that I will reread! The writing was superb, the book had both an excellent plot and characterization. The book is a fantastic example of its genre. This is a book that I will be highly recommending to everyone! A must read!! Utter Perfection!
4.5 out of 5 Stars: The book was almost perfect! It is an example of excellent writing, has a great storyline, a good plot and characterization, and is a very high quality example of its genre. The book will stay with me for quite some time, and I will read more of the author’s works based on this book. I will highly recommend it!
4 out of 5 Stars: Excellent book! I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters, and the plot. The book was an attention grabber, and I want to read more by the author! The book is a high quality example of its genre, and I highly recommend the book.
3.5 out of 5 Stars: An entertaining read that had more good points than bad but several areas could have been improved in either the writing, the plot, or the characterization. I’d recommend it.
3 out of 5 Stars: The book was an enjoyable read that had both its strengths and weaknesses. It was an average representation of its genre. I’d still recommend it but with some reluctance.
2 out of 5 Stars: Below Average! The book was lacking in key areas. While reading it, I became distracted way too often, the story dragged, or I skipped chapters that were of no interest. The plot was likely redundant or completely unbelievable. Very inconsistent characters and theme. Subpar writing or even good writing that was all-over the place. Not at all a good representation of its genre. I would not recommend at all. Ever.
1 out of 5 Stars: What did I just read?! The book was terribly written. I had to ask myself how and why it was even published. This book in no way reflects its genre. I would never recommend that anyone read this book!