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About my reviews
I wouldn't necessarily call my reviews reviews because I'm not really one to give a bajillion word analysis on a book--blah, blah, blah. I just how I feel and what I'm feeling about a book. I give my honest thoughts and opinions. And no, it's not a total hate fest (but C'MON, I am a really picky reader at heart) because I like stating what I love about a book too, as equally much as what I don't like about it. I try to at least make some sort of recommendation to a demographic which I feel might enjoy it most. And well, all the reviews are written by yours truly, Bri, also the creator of this blog, too. I try to keep it short and usually to the point (though sometimes I let my own silliness get the best of me...)
Anywho, I keep my reviews to a minimum at 500-1000 words. It seems a bit daunting, but I'm one to talk about all things booky so sometimes I can't help but run my mouth about a book--which, in some instances, can be both a good and bad thing. What's usually packed into my reviews are:
- How I came to read it in the first place...
- My immediate thoughts!
- Did I like it? Did I not like it? WHY.
- Pros and cons; what's good, what's bad about the book (no book is perfect-- so I usually have a balance of both.)
- Do I recommend it at all? To what audience?
So, what exactly does the ratings mean?
Ah, well it's a typical 5-star rating system! Basic, I know but it sticks! You know how it goes: 1 star sucks. 5 stars is amazing; 4 stars means it's great; 3 stars means it's good; 2 stars means it's okay. And in some rare cases there's the big 0 which basically means I hated it-- dare I remind you, this is on super rare occasions. Generally, I try to be positive on most books I read.
What is taken into consideration when you rate books?
Absolutely everything. For serious. Mentally, as I read, I start scaling a book on the matters of
- The writing
- The plot
- The characters
- The settings
- The overall book...
- And etc, etc...
And a lot of other little things. But most importantly, whether or not I enjoyed reading it-- because that's the most important thing, right? Hard to grade the book when I'm not having fun in the process...
What genres do I accept?
I am a big YA lit fanatic. I am a teenager after all, so you will not typically find me posting or ever really mentioning adultish books, eroticas on this blog because that just isn't me. At all. A main focus on To The Moon and More are YA reads generally. But these are the genres I'm more acclimatized to in YA sub genres:
- Science Fiction
- Poetry/Novels in verse
I make exceptions here and there to different YA sub genres, but be reminded these are the ones I feel most comfortable reading. No I do not accept self-published copies.
What formats are accepted?
I am very accepting of ARC copies and finished copies and physical book copies (which I prefer) and e-books.
Would you like to suggest a book for review?
I'm really open to suggestions! If you have a book in need of reviewing or you just want to hear my thoughts, then I'm more than happy to see your suggestion here. Fill it out and I'll respond ASAP!!