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. Additionally, I will do my best to cover as many aspects (plot, characterization, world-building, etc) of the book as possible. However, since the reviews are based on personal opinion, bias may be present.
(Left to Right: 1 apple -> 5 apples)
0.5/5 apples = Horrendous! This book is a waste of my time, of paper (if printed) and of money (if bought). 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 be published in this state, at all.
1/5 apples = Terrible, just bloody terrible. This book shouldn’t be published like this, especially when it has room for improvement. The author/editor/other member of the staff involved could’ve done many things 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 to the point that I’d go raving about it. 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/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.