Rating System

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Hello! Here I will try to explain how I rate all my books after I read them. I use a five star system with 1 star being the worst and 5 stars being the best. I will occasionally use half-stars, but I usually only use them if I can’t decided between one level and the next when rating. For example, if I can’t decide if a books should be 3 stars or 4 stars, I might give it a 3.5 star rating.

I primarily rate my books based on my enjoyment, immersion, and whether or not I’d like to read the book again or continue the series. Below I have a break-down of each rating level:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5 Star Rating:

This book was amazing! It made me feel things, and I would read it again anytime, anywhere. If it’s part of a series I will definitely be continuing the series. I felt like I was watching a movie while reading this book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4 Star Rating:

I really enjoyed this book a lot. The story was immersive, and I would continue a series with this rating. I would also read this book again, especially if I needed to refresh my memory on it or if the mood strikes me.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3 Star Rating:

This book was enjoyable enough to keep reading, and I would even continue to read a series this book was part of. Sometimes books just need to be something fun, and that’s the kind of read this is. This rating may also be applied to books within a series that didn’t quite meet my expectations or that weren’t as good as other books in the series.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

2 Star Rating:

This book was just okay. I probably didn’t really want to finish it, but I finished it anyway for one reason or another. I would not continue a series if this was the first book. If it’s a part of a series I was already invested in, then I would still give the next book a chance. This book may have also contained issues that affected my immersion in the story making it difficult to read.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

1 Star Rating:

I really hated this book. It honestly takes a lot for a book to receive this rating from me because I am notoriously un-picky about books I read. Basically, if I enjoyed it then it gets a decent rating. However, a 1 Star book probably didn’t even get finished (DNF). It may have had spelling and formatting errors. Immersion was also an issue. The story and characters at least have to be believable within the world the author is trying to build. If I lose the ability to believe the story, then I tend to dislike the book.