Rating Scale

6 Stars – One of the BEST books EVER!

This is one rating that will not be given a lot — only to the truly special books. This is a book that had it all; complex and stunning characters; amazing, unpredictable, unique, and intriguing story line without any inconsistencies that hooked us from page one. It had a flawless writing style that enhanced the story and kept us interested cover to cover. All around a perfect book that will stay with us for a very long time, if not forever! Definitely one to be re-read a million times.

5 Stars – Amazing

This book had an incredible story line, with complex and well-rounded characters that made it impossible to put down. The story was unpredictable, intriguing, and gripping. The writing style was consistent and well-developed in a way that drew us further into the story. This is another book we will re-read down the road..

4.5 Stars – Loved it

A great book that kept our interest, it had a well-developed story line and intriguing characters, but it was lacking something to make it perfect. It either had grammar and/or editing mistakes that were too many to ignore, and therefore were distracting to the story, or we just couldn’t connect with the one or multiple of the characters.

4 Stars – Really liked it

Even though the story line was intriguing, we had a hard time putting it down, and really enjoyed the book — something was missing. Kind of like a first date that lacked something to make you want to go on a second one. This book will mostly have quite a bit of room for improvement. Usually, the story was too predictable, too mundane, or the characters were too two-dimensional and we couldn’t relate to them.

3 Stars – It was okay

This rating means that the book neither made us fall to our knees and thank the powers above for an amazing read, nor did it makes us cringe and yell profanities for being bad. It was somewhere in the middle. An enjoyable read, but nothing that made our heart race with anticipation. We most likely also have had issues with the writing style, the character development, or the editing.

2 Stars – I finished it, but struggled and in the end just wasn’t for me

A rating that won’t happen often because we normally have an uncanny ability to pick up amazing reads, but if you see this rating it means this book was hard to get through. The plot was either unrealistic, the characters flat, and it was a struggle to get through. Mostly, it means, even though we finished the book because we’re too OCD not to, that it just wasn’t for us.

1 Star – Did Not Finish (DNF) or decline to review