Rating System

SWHA uses a five-apples rating system to rank each book, with five apples being the highest and one apple being the lowest.

All reviews are written in complete honesty and any criticism given is meant to be constructive. I will do my best to cover as many aspects (plot, characterization, world-building, etc) of the book as possible, whenever necessary. However, since the reviews are based on personal opinion, bias may be present.

5 stars(Left to Right: 1 apple -> 5 apples)

0.5/5 APPLES
Horrendous! This book is a waste of time, labor and resources. There are no redeeming qualities whatsoever and if it weren’t against my love for books, I would chuck this into the trash. This book shouldn’t have been published in this state, at all.

1/5 APPLES
Terrible. This book shouldn’t be published like this, especially when it has a lot of room for improvement. The author/editor/other staff involved could’ve done many things different/better with this book.

2/5 APPLES
Uggggh. This book could’ve been better—in fact, read this at your own risk because it’s disappointing. There are some good points, but the bad ones eclipse it. This book has a very high chance of not staying on my shelf.

3/5 APPLES
Meh. It’s good but not great. There’s a lot of generic stuff and not enough wow-factors. Might not read this again but it’ll stay on my shelf.

4/5 APPLES
I like it! There’s a lot of things I enjoyed about this book but there’s still something missing—emotion? Characterization? Plot uniqueness/twists or plot development? I’d read this again some day, though.

5/5 APPLES
BRILLIANT! Just about everything is on point and I’ll have no problems raving/loving about this book at all. This books will forever stay on my shelf and you should really, really give it a go. It’s precious.

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