Hello! This page, as stated from above, is a guide on how I rate and write my book reviews! Though I’m no pro, I just assumed it’ll look very proper if you guys knew how I grade each novel I read. Ha-ha.
I’ll be enumerating some of the factors that affects my rating score:
- I do judge a book by its cover. Oftentimes, I am found guilty of buying books with brilliant covers. But there are some books with good covers but a sucky story, and there are some with a sucky cover but has a mind-blowing story. But hey, what matters is really the inside, right?
- Summary. A book’s summary might be short – but it’s actually everything! Well, that’s what our school paper adviser used to remind me. Summary, synopsis – yeah, whatever you call it. This and the cover are the ones who’s in-charge of attracting the readers, in this case, well, me.
- The characters. I despise “perfect” or Mary Sue-ish fictional characters unless there’s a well-explained reason behind it. I despise sniveling wimps. I despise hypocrite protagonists. I despise girl protagonists who’s ALWAYS in dire need of their men. Yeah, you probably get my point.
- Plot. I’m not that harsh to demand plot holes the size of Mount Everest from the authors, but it’s highly appreciated! Ha-ha. But plot twists must be reasonable AT ALL COST.
- Writing style. Highly quotable character statements, snarky, dorky, and witty conversations, and just really good narration are all included in this category.
My rating varies from 5 perfect flowers (yeah, I’m becoming that flower girl I most dreaded) up to 1, which means it’s the worst.