The slant on YA books

Let me start off by saying my reviews are and will always be completely honest and of my own opinion. Unless otherwise stated, my review copies of books are ones that I have purchased or borrowed.

I do “star ratings” which can be found as a tag at the bottom of the review.

1 Star means that I did not at all enjoy the book. Maybe it was the characters, the plot, or the style of writing, but something, or a lot of somethings, bothered me. I may know of a few people who would enjoy this, but chances are I will not be recommending it to anyone anytime soon.

2 Stars represents a meh book. The book didn’t stand out and had a few shortcomings.

3 Stars – okay, not bad. I would probably read this one again, and maybe even suggest it sometimes. Overall a good book, not great, but not terrible either. The book has some redeeming qualities but is also a little plain and not too exciting.

4 Stars – now we are entering the big leagues. A four star book is a very enjoyable and compelling read, yet I had some issues with it that kept it from achieving the all mighty 5 STARS. Sometimes the book just didn’t have that extra umph to really set it apart or it didn’t go the extra mile to truly impress me. Chances are I will be rereading this book and telling others to read it as soon as possible.

5 Stars means ALL THE STARS! I loved this book and feel nothing about it could reasonably be changed to make me like it anymore. The characters have depth, the plot is intriguing, and I will experience some difficulty getting this book out of my head.

I will read an occasional Adult title, but Young Adult fiction is my focus. I enjoy contemporary, dystopian, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal romance, and some historical fiction. I do not typically like books with a religious focus or nonfiction.

I review books that I’m reading with the purpose of helping others to find books that match their taste. If you wish for me to review a book, please contact me at the.italic@gmail(dot)com. I can accept print copies of books and e-books accessible to Kindles.


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