Star Rating System

Star Rating System ~

We write fair and honest reviews that reflect our individual opinions. Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions or comments.

5 Stars
These are excellent books that we highly recommend. They are well written and compelling, with exceptional qualities that make them stand out. These are the books you might find yourself obsessing over or thinking about, long after you turn the last page.

4 Stars

These are very good books that we recommend. They are well written and compelling, just not quite up to a five-star rating. Any issues are minimal, and do not distract from the overall enjoyment of the story. 

3 Stars
These are good books that we recommend, with reservations. They have strengths, but also some issues, which may relate to any number of elements including, but not limited to style, plot, characterization, pacing, and so forth.
1 or 2 Stars
These are books that we couldn't finish, or books with more significant issues, as a whole. Generally, narrative reviews for books that fall under this category are not posted to the blog, as we prefer to reserve precious blog space for recommendations for our readers.

Please note: Books received through programs such as Netgalley may be reviewed on the blog, cross-posted, and/or submitted to the program, regardless of rating, at our discretion. 

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