Before I write an actual review, I thought I would go ahead and steal Emmy’s idea of writing a post on how I rate books. Since, as she stated, everyone has their own way of ratings things.
5 stars – Obviously, this means that I LOVED this book. Great plot. Great characters. Great everything. If I’m in love with a series it is highly likely that I’ll rate every book in it five stars, even if I liked one book better than another. If we share a similar taste in books then definitely check out the ones I rate five stars.
4 stars – I truly enjoyed this book but I may not have liked one thing or another about it, thus why it was denied that fifth star. A good chunk of the books that I read end up with a four star rating since I generally enjoy most of what I read. I would still definitely recommend these books to others.
3 stars – As much as I liked this book, I probably didn’t like it just as much (if that makes sense). Basically, I liked 50% and disliked 50% of the things in this book. The plot was probably decent and it had more likable characters than non-likable ones, but that’s about it. I’ll most likely continue reading if this book is a part of a series, but it depends on how long that series is.
2 stars – I struggled through this book and was able to finish, but it was ultimately unsatisfying. I didn’t like it and I would not read the sequel(s). Most likely the plot was crap and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters, which is a real turn off for me because I usually always connect with at least one character in a book.
1 star – I don’t like not finishing a book, because I’m nosy and always want to know how things end, but on the very rare occasions where I seriously cannot finish reading a book it gets one star. I would never recommend this book to anyone, ever.