Review Policy

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When I post a book review, I will add a little fact file which corresponds to the edition of the book I own/have read (other than the date which the book was first published.) I will also add a link to Goodreads and the Book Depository if you want to find the book anywhere else. For example…

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Goodreads Link | Book Depository Link

I cannot promise that the link to the Book Depository will be exactly the same as the book I own/have pictured but hey, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

When it comes to reviewing books, I will tend to add the blurb from the back of the book in italics. If I choose to write the summary taken from Goodreads, I will try my best to remember to state this.

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I generally do not give out 5 star reviews yet I also very rarely give one star, so I’m going to try to explain coherently what my ratings means.

5 stars – A new favourite book. I have found very few, if any faults within the book. I enjoy the plot, characters and writing style and will probably recommend it to everyone I meet.

4 stars – Still good, but not a favourite. It’s likely that I have a few little problems with the writing style or plot but nothing too major. It’s still, definitely, worth a read.

3 stars – It’s alright. I wasn’t blown away but still enjoyed what the author put in. If a writing style is poor and I don’t get on with it, it is likely to end up here. Same applies if I find the book problematic regarding a plot point etc.

2 stars – If a book is placed here, it is likely that I have had some issues with the book but mainly because I feel that I didn’t get out what the author put into the book but I can still appreciate it. Basically, this book is just not for me.

1 star – I will probably place a book here if I did not finish it or I have huge problems with the book that I just cannot shake off. Basically, I do not like it and would not recommend to anyone.

If there is a book rating which is in the usual grey font but with pink stars with it, that means that upon reflection, I decided to change the rating. If this happens, I will try to remember to state so at the bottom of the review.

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Whenever I feel it is important to, I will put warnings on books for things such as abuse as I am aware that adding warnings can benefit a lot of people in society. Before doing so, I will look around to see what others thought of the book and reviews to see if similar warnings have been put on. If I put a warning on, I can imagine that it will earn itself a lower rating, especially if issues within the story have not been handled well.

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