Hello! I’m a sophomore in college. I attend college in Pennsylvania but live in Southern California. I spend most of my time reading, writing, playing music, and running this blog and my bookstagram. This blog began as an outlet for me to express my love of reading to people who have read many of the same books as me and want to discuss them! I’m hoping to begin posting more recommendations and discuss my writing, as well.
My favorite book of all time is Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, but I also love Harry Potter, The Raven Cycle, anything by Victoria Schwab, Foundryside, and The Conquerers Saga.
I would also like to note that these reviews are pure opinions. You do not have to agree with me and I’d love to hear your opinions as well, but please leave the comments section friendly and courteous.
My rating system (just a note, I don’t do half ratings!):
5 stars-There are a few things I need in a five star book. First, it has to have an original or at least good plot that keeps me hooked. Then it has to have creative characters that make you feel something, that make you love them or hate them, and make you care about them as if they are real people. Finally, it has to be written well.
4 stars-Four star ratings usually mean one of those parts are missing. Maybe the characters aren’t realistic enough or it wasn’t written well. The only exception is plot line. Usually if the plot isn’t executed well…see three stars.
3 stars-As mentioned above in four stars, if a plot line isn’t good or is good but not executed properly, I’ll give it three stars. Three stars means I didn’t like it very much, but would probably read the next book if there is a sequel. It’s basically the equivalent of “okay” in my opinion.
2 stars-The book has to be really bad for me to give it two stars. Chances are, two star rated books are going to be either boring and uncreative, written terribly, written with a really bad plot, or all of the above. If I rate a book two stars than the chances of me picking up the next book is very slim. It’s not even funny how bad two star rated books are to me.
1 star-I generally don’t give away only one star. Being an aspiring author myself, I have to appreciate the effort it took for an author to write a book and stick with it. I don’t want to give a book such a low rating because I know how much work it is. If I were to rate a book one star then that must mean the book is really really bad.
As a principle, I don’t rate nor review books I DNF nor do I allow them to count toward my Goodreads challenge.