Review Policy

I use a standard grading system (A+ being the best, F being the worst) in regard to how much I enjoyed reading the book and how high my interest level was while reading. It is in no way a scholastic or academic evaluation of the work. Although if the book does merit that sort of attention, I will often state that in the review.

I focus on character development, plot, story line, pacing, writing style, interest level and my personal thoughts on the book. I also strive to construct a literary analysis of the book as far as I am able. I seldom comment on the cover art as that is not chosen by the author and has little to do with the book.

Not all of my reviews are positive, and if not, I try to focus as specifically as I can on the reason(s) why I did not enjoy the book. I do this with the utmost respect to the authors, as I believe an honest opinion with constructive criticisms is in the best interest of all parties.


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Books reviewed on this blog are either purchased by myself, borrowed from local libraries, won, or have been received in exchange for an honest review.

Books on this blog

  • City of Bones, Book One of The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
  • Eighth Grade Bites, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
  • Evermore by Alyson Noel
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • Magyk, Book One of the Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage
  • The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud