This is just a little something to help readers understand my rating mechanism. At the end of every book review, I give the final verdict for the book out of 5 (eg: 3.5 out of 5). Here’s what they mean:
5 out of 5: Amazing, wonderful, fantabulous, blah blah blah, in other words, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO READ THE BOOK!
4.5 out of 5: Great read, but had some minor flaws.
4 out of 5: Again, nice read, but can be better.
3.5 out of 5: Good read, has much more potential. If there’s a sequel, I hope the author does better.
3 out of 5: Average read; has a good number of pros and cons.
2.5 out of 5: A very okay-okay, just-below-average read. Not satisfied.
2 out of 5: Extremely disappointing read; was expecting more.
1.5 out of 5: Something akin to HORRIBLE. Doesn’t have ANY saving grace.
1 out of 5*: Okay, now’s the time to be candid: downright awful, horrible, and ugh. I’ll just say that I’m mentally scarred.
*I can only hope that no book meets this fate . . . however horrible a book is, it’s hard to rate a specimen of the piece of your soul this low.