Saturday 12th May 2018: The blog is now star-free. No more ratings with shiny things unless it is on Goodreads and Amazon.
I have found myself pondering over and over about how many stars a book deserved and I think it is easier to just let this go.
Many factors are taken into account when rating a book, here’s an explanation on what the number of stars represents on this blog.
5 ⭐️: Favorite Book Alert. Brilliant writing, clever plot and fascinating characters are needed to be granted 5 stars. I absolutely adored the book! I would recommend it 100%. I won’t shut up about it and will push all friends and family members to read it. If I gave the book all my stars, you can be sure the story was flawless/had me on the edge of my seat/made me cry my heart out/burst out with joy/add mention needed.
4 ⭐️: Loved This Book. Great story / characters / writing. I probably had a minor issue with the book and/or the X factor for it to be a 5-star review was missing but I would totally recommend it.
3 ⭐️: Good book. I had a nice time reading it but the story and characters won’t stay with me. I had a few niggles with the plot, protagonists, or writing.
2 ⭐️: Won’t recommend. I had major issues with the subject, the plot had holes in it, the characters lacked depth, and/or the writing did not convince me. I was bored during the reading.
1 ⭐️: Did Not Finish. I probably want to burn this book. No plot, one-dimensional characters, offensive content, holes in the story. You name it, it has it.
Half stars can be given and are usually rounded up on Goodreads.