This all began on tumblr. I was looking for some posts about a specific book series, only to realize that no one else seems to be talking about it. So, I decided that if that fandom doesn’t exist, I will create it myself.
The longer I’ve been writing book reviews, the more confused I get with my own rating system.
Rating are hard. I really struggle with them. Since I use Goodreads a lot (shameless plug- add me as a friend), I wanted to keep things consistent and rate every book out of 5 stars. However, with so many people rating books from 1-5 stars, everyone now has their own meaning behind what a 5 star/3 star/1 star book is. Even my own meaning has changed.
So, for the sake of clarification, I want to explain what my ratings mean, and give some examples for each!
I read 10 books this month, and it was definitely a struggle to keep my reading speed while doing NaNoWriMo. I’m just glad I managed to reach 10 with the help of a few novellas. Plus, now I’ve written my own book. That should count for something!
Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 5/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review In A Nutshell:Umbertouched is the perfect sequel and a fantastic conclusion to a breathtaking series.
“‘Our hearts are not so easily changed, nor what runs through our veins.’”
Overall: 4/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5 Plot and Themes: 3/5 Awesomeness Factor: 4/5 Review In A Nutshell: Rosemarked is a fantastic YA fantasy for someone looking for political intrigue, a complex and fascinating world, and amazing characters.
“And I can’t help but think how easy it is for a thing of this world to be destroyed, and how quickly something beautiful can disappear.”