I thought it would probably be beneficial to have a page that described how i rate the books I review.
I have updated my rating system since first posting, but my stars still remain the same.
I now also look at other aspects of the book including:
How good was the story overall? Was there a clear plot the reader was following? Is the plot engaging to the reader (aka me)?
Ease of Reading:
How easy was the book to read? Was the font a good size? was the language used easy to read or necessary for the story?
How well are the characters developed throughout the story? Do they change suddenly or is it a gradual understandable change? Are the characters and their behaviours and attributes believable in the context of the story?
Is the world the story is set in developed well? is there detail in its creation? Does the world evolve as the story evolves?
Quality of writing:
How well written is the story?
One star in my rating system means I read the book, finished it but didn’t enjoy it.
Two stars means that I finished the book and it was alright. Nothing special.
Three stars means It was a pretty good read, I wasn’t at ‘stop reading at own peril’ good. but i still enjoyed it.
Four stars means the book was really enjoyable, I was engrossed and would probably read it again.
Five stars means that I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down and was mad when I had too, I will 100% read this book again and again.