My reviews are entirely unaffected by how I come by a book and I always give my honest opinions of what I have read.
If I receive an advance review copy of a book, I will make this clear in the review and provide release date details.
*A note on ratings*
This IS my blog, so I tend to review books that I love. There’s enough ugly in the world, why would I waste time talking about a book I don’t like? My goal is to share books I really enjoy.
As such, my reviews will lean to the enthusiastic.
That said – if I really, truly do not like a book, I will not provide a public review because I also believe that opinions are subjective, and I don’t want to put someone off a book they might actually love. (Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m looking at you with a big red editing pen.)
All my reviews are fair and constructive. As a writer myself, I appreciate the time and effort required to produce a book and will always justify any criticism I may give.
Now – about the actual STAR ratings you might see here vs what I leave on Amazon…
Obviously, there is a bit of a difference in the ratings used by Goodreads and Amazon. I find Amazon’s star system pretty extreme at both ends, so I use Goodreads star rating system here on the blog and on Goodreads. That means if you happen to see a review on Amazon, the stars there might be different than what I show here.
And this chart is why!
(It’s also why I don’t always leave star ratings, period.)