I mean rating lots of books 5 star either means that a) I just award 5*'s willy-nilly or b) I have read a lot of awesome books lately.
My answer? B - all the way! I have read a LOT of really awesome book lately.
The thing is, I don't read one book then rate it 5* then read the next and compare it to the previous one when I am giving it a rating. I tend not to take previous books into account.
I am all about giving a book a star or in my personal case 'wing' rating based on it's own merits. As for what merits a 5 wing rating from me, well:
- Good MC's
- Good Plot-line
- Good interactions between characters
- An MC that I feel a connection with, maybe I feel as though I could be that MC
- When it comes to romance, I feel that love triangles are a bit 'meh' - It depends on the author so... a good romance whether it's a love triangle but well done - or just an ordinary 'couple falling in love' - Romance wins me over every time. I am an old softie!
- Well thought out plot points - not just throwing things in
Whether a story is fast-paced or a slightly heavier read - as long as it has all of the above, it's a winner for me.
I won't hand out a '5 wing' rating if I don't truly think it deserves it. But if it really is worthy, why should I score it any lower just because I've given so many '5 wings' out?!
So, there you have it in a nutshell! :)
Thanks, as always, for listening!