This is how I rate my book reviews, just in case you are wondering:
9 | 10
Books rated 9 or 10 are well-written, well-researched, have fully developed plots and richly described settings. And are an engrossing read from beginning to end. These books feature believable, well thought-out characters who carry a well-plotted story written in well-balanced proses to a high standard.
6 | 7 | 8
Books rated 6 to 8 are generally well written and featured fully formed, believable characters and, for the most part, the setting and storyline are either well-researched and believable. Though while these stories are an enjoyable read, they are lacking in one or more area.
4 | 5
These books are generally readable and have decent plots, stories and situations with likeable enough characters to carry the story, but are never going to be more than an average read. They can feature plodding proses or are lacking in more than one key area of setting, plot, or characterization.
1 | 2 | 3
Anything marked 3 or below is, for the most part, poorly written, poorly plotted, with weak to paper-thin characterization. These stories tend to be a tedious read or worse, unreadable. Anything marked with a 1 is usually a DNF.