I am thrilled about being a part of this event. Many thanks to Wild About Bones at Bitten By Paranormal Romance.com for putting this together. I also want to thank all of the bloggers, authors, and publishers that are participating in this event.
Star ratings are very important. Many individuals base their book buying decision off of blog reviews. It is important that people understand what a 3 star review means.
On my star rating key I state a 3 star review as “enjoyable read, average book.” The important fact there is that it is an enjoyable read. Some people may enjoy the same book much more than me. The review should be read to see what was not enjoyed, what aspect brought the rating down.
Just because I do not enjoy something in a book does not mean that the next person won’t. I can easily compare this to mine and my husband’s many pizza discussions. He likes his pizza with sauce, meats, and a ton of cheese. It’s a good pizza. I will eat it and enjoy it. I prefer my pizza without the sauce, mushrooms and olives. That’s a perfect pizza to me, not him. Like me though he will eat it and enjoy it.
I expect almost all first books in a series to never be a 5 star book. Sometimes the couple’s romance gets a little lost in the world building. On occasion a particular character will possess a trait that just grates against me in some strange way.
There is a book I read late last year. I gave it two stars. The heroine didn’t work for me in any way. I did enjoy the hero and the author’s writing. I am impatiently waiting for the 2nd book in the series. I will buy it and read it. I liked the dark, seedy, gritty world that the author created. There were enough good traits in the book to make me want to move on with the series and author.
Tomorrow I have an amazing author stopping by to tell us what she thinks of a 3 Star Rating.
So my awesome followers, how do you react to 3 star reviews? How do y’all feel about reading, or the possibility of reading, a book we have given a 3 star rating to?
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