Tuesday, December 28, 2010
New For 2011 - YA Book Reviews
And so, for 2011, I will be reviewing books on the blog. Right now I'm limiting it to YA books only, being that I read almost exclusively YA and feel more confident bringing you a YA book review. And I don't want it to feel like work. As it is, I read 2-3 YA books a month. I'll just write up a little report after each one.
I'm not here to tear books or authors down, my intention is that you'll read my reviews and be able to decide if it's a book for you. I have a favorite movie reviewer in a local paper, and while I don't always agree with his reviews, it's to the point now that I can read his review, see what didn't work for him, and decide that whatever it was doesn't bother me, or I might even like what he hates. So I do agree it's helpful to have someone guide me through the movie releases and I hope I can do the same for you with YA books.
If you read my review criteria below, you'll see that I will be trying to keep all reviews positive. I'll let you know what I loved, liked, and what didn't work for me. But remember, what doesn't work for me may be your favorite thing about a book.
5 Stars - Stop what you're doing and buy this book.
4 Stars - Pick it up next time you're out.
3 Stars - Add it to your wish list.
2 Stars - Read additional reviews to see if it's for you.
1 Star - This book wasn't for me, but that's okay...you may still like it.
I'll start out by reviewing books I have here at home, but I am willing to add books by fellow authors to the mix. Lucky for me, I've got a Kindle, so I can check out ebooks and tree books. If you're interested in submitting for a book review, please check out the info on the YA Book Review tab.