Rating System

Hello, and welcome to Read By Tiffany! To help understand how I review books, here is my rating system, used in most of my reviews starting in January 2018. My ratings are influenced by a number of factors including the writing, characters, plot, themes, etc. In the end, my final star rating will depend on how much I enjoyed reading the book.

Please note that all opinions are exclusively my own and are in no way influenced by whether or not I received a book from a publisher or an author in exchange for a review. If a book was given by a publisher or an author, it will be noted in the post.

1 StarI didn’t enjoy reading this book. The plot, characters, writing, etc. didn’t work for me, and I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone else.
2 StarsI didn’t love or hate this book. There were likely a few enjoyable moments, but overall, it probably isn’t for me.

3 StarI enjoyed reading this book. It could have used more development and refining, but the plotline had potential.

4 StarThis book was an extremely enjoyable read. I would still recommend it for others to read, but there were a few small aspects that prevented it from being a full five stars. 5 StarI loved this book with all my heart. I would reread it again endlessly and recommend it to everyone I know. The characters were extremely personable, and I loved them. The writing was spectacular, and the plotline was enticing and enjoyable to read.


Often times,  I will give half-star ratings when I feel that a book falls directly in-between two ratings.

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