Rating System

If you were wondering about how I rate the books I read, I’m going to give a quick little tutorial on my thought process on rating. I will go more in depth in the actual review, but this is the basic rating system I have for my reviews.


4.5 – 5 stars:

Wow. This book was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I’d reread it right after if I could, and I’ll probably by the physical book instead of having just the kindle version. The story was gripping and I was entertained the whole time. I would recommend this book on my Facebook page or talk about it non stop to my friends. I would even buy the audio version to listen to in the car. I loved this book, loved the characters, and felt an emotional connection. I didn’t want it to end.

4 – 4.5 stars:

Very good book, but maybe a few spelling or grammatical errors. I liked it, but I wouldn’t necessarily read it over and over again. I probably won’t go out of my way to buy the physical book unless it’s an author I enjoy. I still liked the story, but maybe one or two parts were a little bit slow for me. I’d recommend this book to online bloggers and friends, but it’s not something I would probably go out of my way to bring up in a conversation.

3.5 – 4 stars:

This book was alright. It was pretty decent, not really better or worse than any of the other books I’ve read. Depending on the author and story, I’d recommend this book to my friends. I may not have enjoyed the story line as much, not to say it wasn’t a good story line. There were probably some parts at the end of the book that didn’t make sense, and there were probably a lot of questions that weren’t answered. I liked it, but it wasn’t amazing.

3 – 3.5 stars:

Eh, it was okay. I wouldn’t read it again, but I didn’t dislike it either. There may have been parts that didn’t make sense. I may have disliked the storyline as well and been bored halfway through. I probably didn’t have as much of an emotional connection with the characters in this story, but it was okay.

2.5 – 3 stars:

I didn’t like this book. There was something about it I disliked, even though others may have liked it. It may just not have been the book for me, which is totally understandable. There was either a huge issue with grammar and spelling, or I just disliked the storyline. There were probably a lot of questions unanswered, and it might have ended very abruptly.

2 – 2.5 stars:

This.. just wasn’t good. I didn’t like it and I absolutely wouldn’t recommend it to anyone I know. The storyline was boring and drab, I didn’t get into it, and I’m glad it’s over. If it’s part of a sequel, I either won’t finish the series or I won’t be happy about finishing it. There were most likely quite a few things wrong with this book, or it was just a massive disappointment.

1-2 stars:

I may have not even finished because it was so bad. I gave it my best effort, I promise, but something about the story was absolutely awful. Either that, or I could barely read it because of all the grammatical errors. I hated this book, I would avidly recommend not reading it, and I would be surprised if anyone actually did.


Disclaimer: All of my reviews are based on my personal and unbiased opinions. I understand that not everyone has to agree on everything, and would like to keep things as professional and respectful as possible. I am always interested to hear about opinions that differ from mine, but will not respond to aggressive or hostile comments because of my opinions.