Mary Jan 20, 2015
So I figured it was time to explain my rating systems.
Recently added is a romance rating. I decided this might help readers determine how appropriate a book may be for any audience. The following are the romance ratings:
Cuddly – Sweet and innocent. Maybe a chaste kiss or two.
Steamy – Sizzling romance that may imply intimacy between characters. No nudity.
Lustful – Scenes of making love, or nude drawings done in a suggestive manner.
Erotic – Sexual scenes drawn with little left for the imagination. Graphic imagery.
There are three main areas I look at to determine the overall ratings for each review.
As for the ratings, there are three areas that are rated – the story, the artwork, and the overall execution of the piece. The story includes both the characters and plot. This is helpful to know, since sometimes a story may have fabulously developed characters with a dull or meager plot, or it could have stereotypical flat characters with a highly intriguing or fascinating plot, and it can still receive a decent story rating.
Ratings are on a scale of 1 to 5. Here’s what the following ratings mean:
I hope this helps you to understand what my thinking is when I rate titles. I love to hear your feedback too. Feel free to disagree with me, as everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am just putting mine out there in hopes that it can help others find decent reading material in a genre that is getting less and less attention. 🙂