DarWrites Book Review Criteria

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The following criteria will be used by DarWrites to evaluate book submissions. One thing to note: I try to keep personal bias out of the reviewing bucket, but I’m human and it could happen.

yellow-star-hi  I couldn’t finish it – something about the book put me off. I fell asleep or reached the first milestone (end of the third chapter) and nothing grabbed my attention. I wouldn’t read it again.

yellow-star-hiyellow-star-hi I finished it, but it took some work. There may have been a few redeeming values in areas of the book, but nothing that made me want to take action and buy the author’s entire bibliography. It may have been a boring plot, had bland characters, felt stale, or had other problems. I wouldn’t read it again.

yellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiIt was a solid book. I think three stars is a good rating – a writer has to do something exceptional to get above three stars. It didn’t push the envelope, but it had a few things that were done well. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. I probably wouldn’t read it again, but I would recommend it.

yellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiI liked it. It entertained me or I learned something. Just about everything was right. It was a good book, and there were a lot of things done nicely. The plot was strong and well-paced. The characters were fleshed out and had full arcs. If it’s a series, I want to read the rest. I would recommend this.   

yellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiyellow-star-hiI loved it. It spoke to me. It was engaging with characters I wish were my friends and I want to binge read the whole series in a weekend. I want more…now. It was engaging, innovative, or thought-provoking. I connected on an emotional level and it captivated me. Put down what you’re doing and read this now.

About Darlene Reilley

I'm Darlene, a Book Author and Content Writer. I am the author of 16 books including Gliese 667, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of It, and 1,001 Plots to Get You Started. I'm an Associate Editor and Journalist with more than three years of experience creating content. My work has been published in The Vernal Express, The Uintah Basin Standard, The Basin Nickel Ads, the Harbor Light Newspaper, FFPRWA, Hearts Through History RWA, and DarWrites. Before I became a journalist, I was a freelancer creating content for websites and individuals. I now cover a variety of topics including travel, history, anthropology, business, politics, and current affairs. I am a geek turning jargon into plain speech.
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