My rating system is roughly as follows:
Highly recommended. A book that I loved reading and found hard to put down. The writing style and/or characters set it apart. A book to put on my keeper shelves.
I loved the book and had a great time reading it. Easily recommended to others. An author/series I'm interested in following.
I liked the book and overall enjoyed reading it. Would probably recommend to readers who enjoy the same genre and/or author.
There were some positive aspects, but on the whole, the book just was not for me.
I didn't care for the book and had a hard time finishing it. Usually, due to a writing or plot problem. I didn't find the story appealing.
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Hi! My name is Kimberly, I'm from the US, and I am the owner of Book Swoon which I created in 2013 to share my love of all things bookish.
I am a wife and the mother of two teens girls which makes for a house full of a wide variety of books and genres. My taste in books runs the gamut. I enjoy reading all age groups and currently, have a fondness for (I'm addicted to them!) Young Adult fiction.
I love anything related to Fairytales, Folktales, and Retellings. My other goto reads are books featuring elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic, Dystopian, Magical Realism, Horror, and of course, Romance!
With regards to reviewing and rating books, it's about how much I personally enjoyed the book based on its story and the writing style. I respect authors and readers, my reviews are my thoughtful and honest opinion.
I review for both Edelweiss and NetGalley as well as receive advance reader copies from publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review. I also don’t rate books that I don’t finish, and I rarely DNF anything.