Review/ Rating System

Review Policy

All reviews I write will be my honest opinion. In general, I won't start reading a book if I don't think I'd like it. If I'm not liking a book as much as I thought/ hoped, I will tell you what drew me away from the story, but I will not bash an author or their story.

I am a US blogger, and I would be happy to accept books from publishers and authors for review. I read a wide variety of genres, but mostly anything young adult fiction. The stories I read, however, need to appeal to me. I will accept/ deny books based on if I believe I will enjoy it. I do not like writing negative reviews, but I do not promise a positive one.

Also, I'd like to add that the books I review must be a hard paper copy. I do not have the resources to review e-books or anything in a similar format. Please keep all above content in mind if you'd like me to review something. See Contact.

My reviews will include:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Cover Image (most recent if there is more than one)
  • Publisher
  • Number of Pages
  • Place in the Series (if it is a series)
  • Synopsis from Barnes and Noble, Author's Website, etc.
  • My Rating (see rating system below)
  • My Thoughts on the Book (what I liked/ didn't like)
  • Links to purchase the book (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)
  • Links to find the author (i.e. Website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
I will try not to include spoilers in my reviews unless I feel I can't explain my feelings correctly without them. In the case of a spoiler it will be clearly marked so you can avoid it if you wish.

Rating System:

I use a 5 star rating system. Here you can find a more in depth look at what that means.

1 Star - Sinker
I couldn't get into it. I wasn't into the storyline. The characters didn't interest me. There were plot holes.

2 Stars - Slipped the Line
It was ok, but not for me. The storyline was a little bland. The characters were ok. The plot confused me.

3 Stars - Catch
It was good. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. The storyline was good. The characters were good. The plot was good.

4 Stars - Reeled In
Loved it! Great read! I loved the storyline. I loved the characters. The plot was great.

5 Stars - Hooked
Hook, line, and sinker! Amazing read. Everything was amazing!

*Half stars are used when the book didn't quite fit in the rating before and/or after it.

**Please note that the 5 star system is a general rating. Read my thoughts in the review to get a more in depth analysis.

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