Ratings

Confused? Ripping your hair out?? Screaming in the attic???? I got you. Below is a breakdown of each star rating and what I’ve butchered them to become they mean to me.

Star ratings

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What is chill? Goodbye world, I’m living in these books and only coming out to buy collector’s editions and compel you to love them, too.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great books with some minor flaws.

⭐⭐⭐

Something felt off. I was probably tempted to throw these books at a wall at some point.

⭐⭐

Unsatisfied and ashamed of myself for falling for the pretty cover.

If these books got run over by a car, I’d be driving that car.

Content ratings

Books in the 10+ category are safe for anyone. They contain no offensive language, violence, sensuality, and/or substances.

Books in the 12+ category are safe for general consumption. They contain no offensive language, minimal violence, and little romance.

Books in the 14+ category are safe for older kids. These books are allowed a few more strikes but still fit into the “PG” category, containing mild language, some violence, and innuendo.

Books in the 16+ category have been written for more mature audiences. These books contain frequent profanity, fatal violence, suggestive sensuality/innuendo, and/or substance use.

Finally, books in the 18+ category have sinned unforgivably. These books would be rated “R” if they were movies and contain high volumes of harsh profanity, graphic violence, explicit sensuality/innuendo, and/or substance abuse.