Rating System

The first thing you should probably know is that I’m very honest with my reviews.  I won’t hesitate to tell you what I loved or didn’t like about a book.

I rate in a system of Roses instead of Stars because, well, Belle has a thing for roses.  And so do I.  I rate on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.  I very rarely rate something as 1 or 2 because I simply won’t read books I don’t think I will like.  My rating breaks down like this:

5 – Somewhere between “That was really fantastic” and “OMG! OMG!  I can’t stop bouncing as I type out this review.”  You can usually figure this out from the actual review.

4 – Usually “That was pretty good, but there was something I didn’t like about the characters/plot/resolution/climax/typos.”  I’m pretty honest with my reviews, so I tell you what I didn’t like.

3 – “This was alright.  I mean, I read it to the end, but I won’t reread it and possibly won’t read the sequel if the writing style continues like this.  This could have been improved.”  Or it could simply be, “This was good, but just not my thing.”

2 – “Um, this was pretty bad.  It had some redeeming qualities about it, though.”

1 – “This was awful.  I had to push myself to get through it and that was a struggle.  I only kept reading to write this review.”