My reviews are simply my opinions on a particular books right after I finish reading them. Not everyone will agree with my reviews, but that’s totally ok. Besides, everyone has different tastes especially with books.
NOTE 1: Once in a while, I gave reviews with an addition of half star in my rating, example: 3.5 and so on. That simply means that it’s almost as good as the next rating.
NOTE 2: I do consider a 3-star rating a positive review. I am very picky especially when giving a 5-star rating. That’s why I always make sure to give it to books that I really really love.
NOTE 3: I don’t usually post reviews to books that I rated 3-stars below, but surprisingly, there’s a time that I do. The reason could be that the idea of the story is remarkable or unforgettable.
And here’s my rating interpretation:
5 stars – It was perfect! I couldn’t put it down and I can’t sleep unless I finish it.
The book was absolutely amazing! I loved it. The characters were memorable and had distinct voices. The plot line was amazing and it never once lost my interest. The author’s writing skills plus the words used were very reader friendly especially to someone like me who’s English is not a native language. Another reason for the high rating would be the ending. These books often left me suffering a book hangover for a very long time and I find myself rereading it over and over again. Highly recommended!
4 stars – Close to perfection.
The book was an enjoyable read. I really like it, some moment I may have loved it. There may be a few things to improve or if there’s something lacking. Or there may be nothing with the book, it just didn’t blow me away. Go read this book!
3 stars – It was good.
Not that bad but also not that good for a 4 star rating. Neutral reaction. There’s nothing interesting in the story that makes it unforgettable for me. I would still recommend this book, it just wasn’t a favorite of mine.
2 stars – I may have liked a few.
There may have been some moments that I liked. This rating is often for books that are lacking in many areas – writing, characterization, and/or problematic plot lines. Too much wrong to recommend.
1 star – Not my cup of tea.
This rating is for books that I had several issues with. There wasn’t anything about the book that I enjoyed. Or sometimes books that I didn’t bother to finish. Strongly not recommended.