I can not accept review requests. I wish I could, but time is the fire in which we burn. (Points if you recognize that quote!)
I don’t review anything I didn’t like. I’m making recommendations, not complaints.
My scale only runs from 3 to 5, and specifically takes into account character development and diversity as well as the agency of the hero and smooth prose. My 3s are better than a 3 on Amazon.
Star ratings are incredibly subjective and entirely based on what I find important in a story, so please put much more weight into the text part of the review than the star rating. Every book I review is one I recommend.
This book has actually changed my life in some way. The writing is tight and evocative and the pace is just right. I read every word, stayed up late to finish reading it, and found it in my thoughts for days afterward. It pulled me in from the first page and never let me go. The characters come alive in a way that I feel I genuinely know them. This is a book I will re-read, and will continue to think about.
This is a great book. I had trouble putting it down and enjoyed the time I spent reading it. There were a couple things that could have made it even better, but it’s a definite standout novel.
I really liked this book. There were some things that could have been better but the other elements kept me reading.