Stars in Reviews – Interpretations

As a reader, I have a much different review stance on stars than I do as a writer. Here is the reader/writer difference.

5-Stars: I loved it!
4-Stars: Really Good!
3-Stars: Not Bad.
2-Stars: Not Good.
1-Stars: Awful… Don’t bother even if its free.

5-Stars: They liked it. They will probably buy my other books.
4-Stars: They enjoyed it. They might be another book by me.
3-Stars: They hated it.
2-Stars: It made their 100 Worst Books Ever List
1-Star: It made the top 10 on the Worst Books Ever List and might be in the #1 spot

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  1. What writers want to say to reviewers.

    5-Stars: I love you!
    4-Stars: I like you.
    3-Stars: What’s wrong with you?
    2-Stars: I’ll kill you!
    1-Star: Slowly.


    • Hadena James

       /  August 8, 2013

      For me, stars 2 & 1 would be more like: I’m going to make you a victim in my next novel (2-star). I’m going to make my serial killer do awful things to your flayed, charred, horribly mutilated body. And when my SK is done with you, they are turning on your friends and family and maybe any pets (1-Star). A 3-star might make me ask them “is English your native language? Maybe something was lost in translation.”


  2. Hadena James

     /  August 9, 2013

    My new one is creating mummies…


  3. Maria D.

     /  August 10, 2013

    Lol….you are cracking me up!

    Seriously a lot of sites do explain their ratings



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