Rating System

I like to think of this as a grading system: 1 (F), 2 (D), 3 (C), 4 (B), and 5 (A). So, then most books then should be at least a C (AKA 3-Stars). A 4-Stars then is actually quite good, but not perfect. Most of my reviews will most likely be 4-Stars.

At first I thought about being more lenient, but it concerns me how easy it is to get a 5-Star rating on places like Amazon. When I get the books I am horrified at the quality of the novel. So, read the reviews first then consider the rating.

Cheers!

Bea

No (Don’t bother reading. Poor plot and poor writing).

Meh (I still wouldn’t advise reading this. But it’s ok).

Almost (It’s a stereotypical romance book, but pretty good).

Whoot (Great book! Writing is excellent and the plot acceptable).

Perfect (A perfect read! Both the writing and the plot is excellent; the relationship is powerfully compelling).

After some reviewing I have come up with a format of reviewing:

Intro: Basic information like what number of the series this is.

Basic Plot: Think of this of the synopsis found on the back of the book.

Background: General information about the book itself or my experience with it.

Female Lead: The characterization of the heroine, including a memorable quote.

Male Lead: The characterization of the hero, including a memorable quote.

Theme Summary: This seems to be the fulcrum of a rating of 3-Stars or 4-Stars. If I can not come up with a decent theme then I make it a 3-Stars.

Strong Points: These are the important strengths of the book.

What could be better: If this is not a 5-Star book, then there could be things done better.

Conclusions: This is my bottom line of the book, including if I would recommend it.

Bea

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