Star Ratings

How I Assign My Ratings and What They Mean

Five Stars

This is an amazing book. No major plot or character problems. No caveat or disclaimer to my recommendation. No blatant racism, sexism, ableism, etc. (unless relevant/essential to the time period or social climate of the story). I would recommend this to anyone.

Four Stars

This is a great book. There may be a spot where the plot drags or a slightly unbelievable or annoying side character. There may be an instance of racism, sexism, etc. (that is not relevant/essential to the time period or social climate of the story). Overall, I would recommend this, but have a minor disclaimer attached to my recommendation.

Three Stars

This book was okay. The plot might drag or I may have found the main character unbelievable or unrelatable. There is obvious or minor recurring racism, sexism, etc. (that is not relevant/essential to the time period or social climate of the story). I wouldn’t say not to read it, but there are reasons you might not want to.

Two Stars

This book wasn’t good. The plot dragged and the characters were unbelievable or unrelatable. There is blatant racism, sexism, etc. (that is not relevant/essential to the time period or social climate of the story). I do not recommend this book.

One Star

This book has all the elements of a 2-star book to such a degree that I couldn’t even force myself to finish it.