Review System


Below is my rating system for reviewing books. Ratings from 3 to 5 stars will receive the recommended read badges.

5 stars

This book took my breath away. I will be raving over it for eternity. The story and execution was marvellous.

4 stars

An excellent book, with lots to admire. I really enjoyed reading it, but the book lacked the element of “wow” to push it to a 5.

3 stars

This book was good, and had potential. There were great elements and/or scenes but sometimes the execution wasn’t done quite as well.

2 stars

This book is lacking in areas and had too many cliches. There may have been a few things I liked, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

1 star

I could not bring myself finish this book (I skimmed the majority of it). Did not enjoy.

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I am generally open to various genres of books. In addition to book reviews, I’m happy to do guests posts, interviews and giveaways as well as book tours and cover reveals.

I prefer physical copies of books, although PDF copies are acceptable (and occasionally other formats). Personally, print format is the easiest on the eyes, and I like being able to hold/smell/feel the book-ya know?

My Reviews

I will always take time to write a thoughtful and honest review that points out the stuff that worked for me, but also the stuff that didn’t. This is regardless of whether I purchased, borrowed, or was gifted a copy of the book.

I can post on Goodreads upon request, and will always share my reviews on social media.

I also reserve the right to not post a review of your book should I not feel comfortable doing so. I generally do not do this because I am grateful for each book you send, but this could be because I’ve run out of time, didn’t really have anything to say about it, etc.

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