I rate and review the books that I read based on :
- the plot and the way it’s executed
- the world building (if it applies)
- the characters and their story arc
- the pacing
- the cover art
- how the book made me feel
All of the above have a weigh on my rating except for the cover art, which might be mentioned in the review if I think it’s worth critiquing. While reviewing or rating a book or series, I always keep in mind the genre it falls into and the author’s writing style.
This is what each of my ratings mean:
Five hearts it’s maximum rating. It means I absolutely loved the book/series and could hardly find anything wrong with it.
A four-heart rating means that even though the things I loved about the book/series far outweighs the things I didn’t, there were still some major key issues I could not overlook.
Three hearts mean I probably enjoyed the book/series but wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. The things I didn’t like outweighs the things I did.
A two-heart rating means I probably could’ve spent my life without having ever read the book or series.
The lowest rating. If I ever give a book or a series one heart, I most likely did not finish it nor plan to.
B & L