Rating Scale and Review Policy
It should be noted first and foremost that my rating system is entirely subjective. I based my ratings on how I related with the characters, what I thought of the plot and world-building, and my feelings of the book overall. What I have written here is not set in stone, and I have every right to veer from these descriptions at any time if I see fit.
5 out of 5 = I LOVED THIS BOOK. I am fangirling and gushing about it, and think everyone in the world should read this book.
4 out of 5 = I really liked this book. I’d definitely recommend it to people, it was just missing that one element that really would have knocked my socks off.
3 out of 5 = I liked this book. It had a few issues, but overall I’m glad I read it and can still recommend it.
2 out of 5 = I didn’t like this book. I had multiple issues with it, and am hardput to determine who I would recommend it to.
1 out of 5 = I hated this book and only finished it to learn how it ended. (It is rare that I will give a 1 out of 5, as I usually end up DNFing books I don’t like.)
DNF = I hated this book enough to not finish it. I will still review what I read, as well as give reasons why I decided not to finish it.
Do you have a book you would like me to review? I am currently accepting requests to review books, but please be aware of a few guidelines.
–> I prefer books in print or audio format, and am much more likely to accept a book for review in those formats. I definitely still except ebooks however, in Nook format or available for use on the Aldiko app. As of recently, I am no longer accepting books using the Kindle format, due to my own personal opinions about Amazon.
–> I read a vast array of titles, and am willing to consider most genres. However, the chances of me accepting your book for review will increase if they are within the genres I enjoy most: fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, paranormal, and YA.
–> All reviews given will be my opinion, and mine alone. I am always honest with my readers. Along these lines, I do not accept payment for reviews.
–> If the book is part of a series and not the first one, please be aware that I require the previous books as well. I review all books I read, so any previous books will be reviewed by me as well.
–> Acceptance of a request does not guarantee I will finish the book. I will read approximately 50-150 pages of a book, and if it has not grabbed me, I will declare it a DNF. Please be aware that I do post DNF reviews on my blog, as I feel my readers should know why I’ve decided to put a book down.
You may contact me with a review request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include AT LEAST the title, author, brief description of the book, and format in which I would be receiving it. If applicable, please also include a time frame in which you would like the book to be read and reviewed. You may expect a response from me within a week or two.