1) Start with a couple of sentences describing what the book is about try not to give any spoilers or revealing plot twists. As a general rule, try to avoid writing in detail about anything that happens from about the middle of the book onwards. If the book is part of a series, it can be useful to mention this, and whether you think you'd need to have read other books in the series to enjoy this one.
2) Discuss what you particularly liked about the book
Focus on your thoughts and feelings about the story and the way it was told. You could try answering a couple of the following questions:
•Who was your favourite character, and why?
•Did the characters feel real to you?
•Did the story keep you guessing?
•What was your favourite part of the book, and why?
•Were certain types of scene written particularly well - for example sad scenes, tense scenes, mysterious ones…?
•Did the book make you laugh or cry?
•Did the story grip you and keep you turning the pages?
Tip: you can narrow your review down by stating it contained the above. E.g A summer day was written well, there was sad and emotional scenes at times. I engaged with the characters, the writing flowed well and peaked at times which I found really gripping, a great book with an interesting plot. A summers day is part 1 in a series I haven't read a book by this author before and hope to read more from this author and follow the series.
3) Mention anything you disliked about the book and your reasons
Talk about why you think it didn't work for you. For example:
•Did you wish the ending hadn't been a cliffhanger because you found it frustrating? ( please note unless it clearly states in the Synopsis that it finishes with a cliffhanger do not share this and spoil for other readers.) You can simply put I was not pleased with the ending and your intentions afterwards.
•Did you find it difficult to care about a main character, and could you work out why?
•Was the story too erotic for your liking, or focused on a theme you didn't find interesting?
4) Round up your review
Summarise some of your thoughts on the book by suggesting the type of reader you'd recommend the book to. For example: younger readers, older readers, fans of relationship drama/mystery stories/comedy. Are there any books or series you would compare it to?
5) You can give the book a rating, for example a mark out of five
•Enrich your book review with links that serve as springboards, allowing readers who are passionate about a certain genre, topic, or author to learn more.
•When you mention the author, be sure to include the link to the author’s website so your readers can go directly there and learn more about the author, why he/she wrote the book, etc.
Include Graphics, but Be Aware of Copyrights
•Book covers grab your readers’ attention. Show off what the book looks like by including a graphic.
•When it comes to book covers, you can get around copyright issues by grabbing a cover of the book from Amazon.com and inserting your Amazon affiliate identification number with your book review
*******MOST IMPORTANTLY PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON AMAZON OR THE PLATFORM YOU GOT THE BOOK FROM.******
REVIEW GUIDE FOR READERS
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