Guide to Ratings

Opinions published in my reviews are my own, shared with the intent to help fellow readers find great books. My ratings are based on my personal feelings about the storytelling, themes, quality, and execution of concept.

I occasionally accept review requests from authors or publishers via personal connections or NetGalley. Reviews for these books include a disclaimer at the bottom of the post for transparency, but in no way does this affect my opinion of the overall execution and quality of the book. If you would like me to read and review your ARC, visit my policies page for more information.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

1 Star Reviews

I found the book to be extremely poorly written, problematic, or otherwise unreadable. These reviews will not appear on my blog.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

2 Star Reviews

I had issues with the quality or themes of the book, or got bored and may not have finished it. These reviews will not appear on my blog.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3 Star Reviews

I liked the book and found it to be well written. I can recommend it with a clear conscience even if I didn’t personally connect with the themes, characters, or story. I consider this a “good” book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4 Star Reviews

I enjoyed the book and found it to be especially memorable. I connected with elements of the story, characters, or themes and would eagerly recommend it. I consider this a “great” book.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5 Star Reviews

I absolutely loved this book and deeply connected with the story, characters, writing, and themes. I would be very likely to reread this book, and will be recommending it regularly. I consider this a “favorite” book.

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