Disclosure Statement • Rating System

Book of Secrets is a personal blog where I share my opinions of the books I read. Many books I review are free copies from publishers. I am not paid for reviewing books. The fact that I received a book for free does not influence my review.


What do the stars ratings mean? Well, my reviews are not literary critiques. They are a way to share what I liked or didn’t like about a book. Star ratings are primarily based on my enjoyment level, and they go something like this:

  • 5 Stars – Excellent!
  • 4½ Stars – Great!
  • 4 Stars – Very Good!
  • 3½ Stars – Good.
  • 3 Stars – Okay.
  • 2 Stars – Nah.
  • 1 Star – Ugh.

Questions? Comments? Contact Diana at: bookofsecrets [at] outlook.com