1 star: I disliked it and will not recommend it to anyone unless they want to read a bad book or want to know what not to do when writing.
2 stars: It was okay; I might share it with someone who is interested specifically in that genre.
3 stars: I liked it and would most likely recommend it to friends and family.
4 stars: I really liked the book and will most likely read it again. I would recommend it.
4.5 stars: This book is exceptional, just not quite 5 stars, in my opinion.
5 stars: Fabulous!! I will definitely read it again and highly recommend it.
Poor editing will lower the rating by a full star (for books that have already gone through final editing).
I will make note of any books I receive from authors in return for reviews. Receipt of such books will not influence my ratings.