Review policy & Ratings

First and foremost, I want to say that I love to review books and share my thoughts. If you want to send a review request, please read the review policy below.

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I read young adult literature. I don’t read middle grade, nor do I read new adult. I might make an exception for adult books from time to time. Yet as a 15-year-old, YA is the age category I’m most comfortable with.

The genres I prefer are Fantasy, Science-fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction and Magical Realism. Mystery novels are okay too. I do not read horror or poetry.

I’ll accept both physical books and e-books.

All my reviews are honest and I will always state my personal opinion. As much as I love to write positive reviews, please remember that I might not like the book and thus my review might not be as positive as you would have hoped for in that case.


If you wish to send me a review request, I would be most honoured! This is the e-mail address where you can contact me: brilliantlybookishsite@gmail.com

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Both on my blog and on my Goodreads I use the five-star rating system. Everyone uses it a bit differently though, so below you can find an explanation of what each rating means to me. I rate based on enjoyment and my feelings.

5 STARS

I loved the book. The characters, plot, world-building and writing style were great. I would recommend it. This doesn’t mean I can’t have problems with something in the book though. If I have, it will always be stated in my Goodreads review, my wrap up post and my blog review if I have one. (I’m generous with my ratings, so this is common.)

4 STARS

The book was great. I highly enjoyed it. Yet it missed something for me. I will always state what that is and why I thus extracted a star. ( This rating is very common too.)

3 STARS

The book was okay. It wasn’t terrible, nor was it wonderful. It was enjoyable and enough to hold my interest. Yet, I probably wont remember what it was about in a few months. (I use this rating occasionally. Most books fall into the 4-5 star range.)

2 STARS

I disliked the book. I didn’t enjoy reading it and I would not recommend it. ( I rarely use this rating. )

1 STAR

I hate this book. It was offensive. It was terrible. (Since I joined Goodreads I’ve only used this rating once.)


At times I will use a half star rating. This is when I feel like one rating is not enough and the other is too much. As this is not a possibility on Goodreads I’ll put the rating I lean towards most on there.

 

 

 

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