Hello there author and publisher friends! Have any books to you want to share to the world? I’d be delighted to help. Please read the policy below and let’s spread the magic!
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I give books five stars when they LITERALLY BLOW ME AWAY! This happens when a book has a what just happened plot, a cast of diverse, multi-faceted, honest characters that make me want to be friends with them, a unique and atmospheric world, and writing that makes me just want to strangle the author because I’m not them. Above all, the book gets five stars if, days or weeks after reading it, it’s still hanging around in my mind. These are the books that occupy a special place in my heart and those that change me and the way I view the world.
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Four stars are given to the books that amaze me and have all the characteristics above minus the staying factor. These are the Elven books as I like to call them – they tread lightly on my heart and leave no lasting prints but are still beautiful beyond compare.
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I give three stars to books that have an interesting premise and yet failed to deliver. They should have at least one or two characteristics stated above but lack one vital element. It could be the writing, the world building, etc. These books are the “almost there” books, meaning I’ll be looking forward to future books from the author to see if they’ve made any significant progress on their writing.
I give two stars for when I just want to get things over with and skim the whole lot of it. These books have zero personality but have an interesting enough plot that I still want to know how they ended.
One lonely star for the effort. I’m not a vindictive person and I try to keep an open mind, but there are times when the book is so offensive it just makes me want be violent and throw stuff. These books are those that stereotype, are racist, narrow-minded, and are just plain boring. Hey, you get to live a thousand years in a lamp and you do get offended when books forcibly bore you.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. I mostly, but not exclusively, read YA:
- Magic Realism
- And a dash of Contemporary to mix things up a bit
P.P.S. If you do wish to send arcs, I prefer physical copies because my mom (ugh) keeps yapping about eye damage and radiation or whatnot. Thank you!