How The Ratings Work

This rating system is only a general description and I reserve the right to change this at any time. I always try to explain my reviews as I go and I will never include spoilers in them. I believe in the reader being able to discover the book themselves. If there is not a rating on my review (very rare, but has happened), it is most likely because I am speechless....and that's not a bad thing. At that point, I will explain the book and my feelings and allow the reader to come to their own decision. I will never bash an author or be disrespectful in a review. I will pull out of a review/tour if I have nothing constructive to discuss. 

5 STARS
This book was phenomenal. One I would highly recommend time and time again. It could easily be on my end of the year favorites list and is one that made me feel. It would be one that made me think deep about the story above and beyond, and still thinking about it after I finished. 

4.5 STARS
This book was amazing!! I can't believe how good it was and it will come easily recommended with a smile. Why not a full 5? I'll explain what/if any issues I may have had with it, but it wasn't anything too drastic and I still felt it was still amazing!!

4 STARS
This was a great book. I would recommend this book to people I think would like it.  This is a book that may or may not be missing something, but I will explain what/if any issues I had with it. I liked this book. I even liked it a lot. But it is probably missing something key to make me love it. 

3.5 STARS
This was a <very> good book, one that I most likely really enjoyed, but it was missing something. I may have rolled my eyes at the drama, or felt it was way over the top, but I was still intrigued with the storyline and wanted to continue reading. 

3 STARS
This book was okay. It was one I kept reading and wanted to see what was going on, but may also be one that needs some more plot or character development, or wasn't a page turner. I may have tried to stop reading it and needed a small push to keep going. Maybe it was good, but it's not memorable or didn't have a lot of depth for me. It may have had too many errors or character/scene descriptions that pulled me OUT of the book while reading it. It may be one that I could easily recommend to people with warnings....or discussions.

2 STARS and below
This book didn't sit well with me, but I want to talk it out with other readers. I will discuss what I liked and didn't like, but I won't recommend it to anyone. This will be a means of discussion and will NEVER be disrespectful to the author.

Anything ABOVE 5 STARS is for a book that I can't stop thinking about. I will recommend it to everyone I know....and probably people I don't know. I have probably even bought it for a few people and freaked out and said YOU HAVE TO READ IT OR ELSE, because I am crazy like that. I love books and love discussing them and if a book made me freak out, that is going to be shouted from the rooftops!! 

I have used this rating once, so it is very rarely used.

Please understand, a review is always an expressed personal opinion and a way for me to discuss with you how it made me feel. I love to discuss books and my opinions vary widely, but I will always be respectful about it. I do realize that not everyone will agree with me, but I hope it provides fun discussion. 
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