My reviews follow the below structure:
- the book blurb;
- my thoughts about the plot, characters, writing style;
- positive and negative points;
- a rating;
- a short summary of my review.
Here at A Universe in Words we rate in Universes, rather than stars. Credit goes to Shutterstock for the photo.
This rating means I didn't enjoy the book, would not recommend it and definitely would not give it to someone as a present. I will make this judgement based on the development of both plot and characters, the author's writing style etc. I will hardly ever hand out this rating since I tend to only start reading books I know I will at least enjoy a little bit.
This book is not bad, but the characters were a bit flat, story-lines were not convincing or closed. Although I managed to finish it there was not a lot to the book that held my attention and captured me. I would not recommend this book.
I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were convincing, the story-lines entertaining. Although I wasn't entirely blown away by it, it captured my attention and made me want to continue reading. I would recommend it to friends and family.
I really enjoyed this book and would have loved to read more. The characters were well developed and the plot was fascinating. I will definitely recommend this book to friends and family and would even buy it for them if they were too stubborn to take my advice.
The 5th Universe is one which I save for books that, in my opinion, hold a certain kind of power. Some of these might be classics, but quite often this goes to books that carried a real emotional weight for me. Please read these!