I rate the books I read from 0.5 to 5 stars. I thought I would give guidelines to just what each rating means so my readers would have a way of judging what they’re reading when they’re using my reviews. Here we go…
Special Designation. When a book is so good you I want to shout it from the rooftops. You also mourn the loss of the beautifully written characters, stunning prose and thrilling scenes. That’s the book that gets an extra PLUS. This is the book you wonder about, what are those characters up to now, it feels like they must be real because they were written that well. I wish the author would write faster so I could immerse myself in his/her world again.
These are the best books, the ones you tell your friends all about, the ones that keep you up into the wee hours, hoping to finish. When you have nothing else to read you pick this book up, hoping to recapture that same feeling. It makes your heart race when you realize there’s a sequel.
Wow. Great read. I just added this author to my “do not forget” list on my computer. If an author can write this well they’re a keeper. The only way to improve would be in trivial ways. It wasn’t perfect but then not many things are and when they are, watch out, we’ll have a blockbuster, they’ll make it into a movie.
This was good, like I’ll track the author down and see if he/she has more books I can devour. It made a good meal with catsup. But seriously, very little flaws, maybe I wish that the main or lesser characters were a little more fleshed out or that the plot hadn’t ended a little too abruptly but overall a hit with me.
I would read this author again but if I read another three-ish star book I just might not go back. If, however, this is a first book and there are many more in the series, I know new authors always improve with time so it’s worth sticking around to see what happens next.
This was ok, I don’t regret opening the front cover and trying but it had some real problems. The author broke the sacred covenant with the reader and made a character do something they wouldn’t have done normally. If you teach me about a character, don’t then change the rules half way through!
I wish I had stopped reading this when I realized just how awful it was. Maybe I did stop reading and I’m hallucinating that I finished it. God help me, what a nightmare.
I stopped reading this because I don’t believe in self torture. I like to be good to myself and I’d rather hit myself with a hammer than continue reading this book. I hope no trees died to print even one copy.
Why did I pick this book up? I just wasted several hours reading all about badly written characters and I want my time back. The author has offended me beyond repair and no matter what I’ll never read them again.
Somebody wasted actual paper or megabits to put this tripe together. Another, better book will be taking it’s place on my Kindle. How could anything be THIS bad? I want my money back even if the book was free!