Review Measuring Gauge

5 - This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW! 

  4 - I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review)


 3 - Don’t you hate a fence sitter, and yet, this is where this book falls, not bad but not great.


 2 - I don’t need my money back but I’m willing to prop a door open with this one.


 1 - I never forget a book, but in this case I'll make an exception.

  I’ve chosen the simple icon of a box of hearts that indicates the amount of LOVE I have for a book.  If a book receives a rating of 5, that equals all the love possible for a truly well written, well loved book!  If it is a rating of 4 that shows  most of the love is there, but something held back that last heart and so forth.  

Between you and me, I always want to give a book an excellent top rating of 5, but some are sadly just not up to scratch.  That’s where the honesty comes in and the gloves come off.  You can call it a ying/yang thing.  As much as I can adore a book, I can equally loathe what I term the three deadly deviations: poor writing, weak plot and characters that act outside of the personality traits they’ve been set up with.  To the fullest extent of the law I shall verbally spank anyone who wastes my time if they are guilty of the three deadly deviations!  Thankfully these types of reviews are few and far between thanks to the writer’s heart and soul, their tenacity and bravery to put themselves out there in the first place, the agent, the editor, and the publishing house willing to put their name and the almighty dollar behind a story.