My preferred genres:
Comics & Graphic
Computers & Internet
Mystery & Thrillers
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Teens & YA
I read non-fiction books that interest me.
I have a set framework for how I write a review:
I give a brief summary of the plot written in my own words unless quoted. I am very strict on spoilers so I will sometimes keep the plot very vague so the readers can go and find out for themselves.
This can include how I received the book , How I felt before reading the book. Any experience that happened while reading the book. It will be very honest and I might use metaphors to express what I went through.
What I liked:
This will range from characters, story development, writing style anything about the book that stood out.
What I disliked
I will always point out something I did not like to keep the balance. This can range from characters, language, concepts, ideas and writing style.
I love adding quotes. The quote will never contain a spoiler and it will be a sentence in the book that launched a train over my heart.
This will usually contain a conclusion for the rating.
I rate with snowflakes. Since I am Snow ^_^!
When will I give a book a high rating?
This will cause a snow storm:
A story I have not heard before.
A character that is real.
A beautiful writing style.
A story that has my heart beating very fast.
A story that has me acting like a mascot for a couple.
When will I give a book a low rating?
This will make the snowflakes melt:
If a book had an ending that I can’t forgive it will not score very high.
If the characters were flat and unrealistic it might only get 1 snowflake.
If I could not finish the book it will get 1 snowflake.
If a serious situation is being written about and the character does not display the trauma nor reactions expected and there is no good reason for it… I will not be pleased and the snowflakes will stay low.
If a character is, let’s say a doctor and the character does not display the knowledge of a doctor and displays the knowledge of a high school student failing biology, I will be greedy with the snowflakes. I study IT and the worst for me is when there is a hacker in a story and the hacker does not know the first thing about… You get the idea.
I am very greedy with 1 stars and 5 stars. I don’t give them out easily.