Reader of primarily paranormal romance and urban fantasy, occasional reviewer, slowpoke reader, abuser of ellipses, twitter challenged, and Goodreads refugee. That's all you need to know...for now. ;)
My ratings are based mainly on my overall enjoyment and engagement with a book balanced against the amount and degree of any issues I may have with it. The more engaged I am and the more enjoyable the story to me, the less the issues factor into the rating. It's really all just one big subjective juggling act.
5 = I Loved It! - Highly enjoyable - I didn't want to put it down and was eager to get back to it when I had to stop. I wanted to keep reading after it ended. I want more and I want it now! Definitely recommended.
4 = I Really Liked It - A very enjoyable page-turner. The story engaged me and I wanted to keep reading. Will be looking for more. Recommended.
3 = I Liked It - A decent read. Enjoyed the story well enough while I was reading but didn't necessarily feel compelled to get back to it if I stopped. It may have some minor issues or it's not quite my style. Or I may have really liked the story but more than average typos and/or other issues dragged it down. I would recommend to the right person.
2 = It Was Just Okay - Could have been better. It had either more significant typos/issues or perhaps the story just didn't click with me. The story did not engage me enough to overcome the issues I had with it. In most cases, but not all, I finished the book. However, I could easily put this book down and not miss it. Probably would not recommend with a rare exception.
1 = I Didn't Like It - I didn't like the story. It did not engage me at all. It may have a significant number of typos or other issues. Usually, but not always, reserved for a book I couldn't finish. Cannot recommend.