The ebooks reviewed here are chosen because they had ten or fewer reviews displayed at the Nook and/or Kindle ebookstores at the time I downloaded them. They're undiscovered tomes.
They also fall primarily under the genres of Fantasy or Paranormal fiction. I'll review ebooks that fall under other genres on occasion, but that will only happen if a title jumps out at me and demands that I give it my full attention. This won't happen often.
I don't do stars. I give ebooks no numeric values at all. Why not? Because everything I review is worth reading. You will never see anything on this blog that I would rate with only one or two stars.
No horrible books that make people say, "What the hell was I thinking when I got this one???"
Well, ok. You might say that. But it won't be because the title has no merit. It'll be because it clashes with your personality, your personal worldview, etc.
I do, however, post starred reviews on Amazon, Nook, Smashwords, or Scribd, in addition to the review on this blog. I want these ebooks to gain readers, after all! The reviewed book is rated on the platform that I downloaded it from. I also tweet about it and post about it on facebook.
Any ebook you find here follows a few general rules:
- It's proofread as well as what you find on the shelves of a bookstore (unless I state otherwise within the review),
- The cover has a professional look to it,
- the formatting is good,
- and the story flows.
Whether you like it or not, however, is personal. I've read many books that I recognize as being very good, outstanding work. That doesn't necessarily mean I like them.
It does mean that I realize other people will like them, though, and I'll review those, as well as the ones I thoroughly enjoy.
Sometimes, though, I'll come across an ebook that sends me into a flurry of emotions. I'll laugh, cry, contemplate throwing my nook across the room, and glare at anyone who dares to ask a silly question like, "Are you okay?"
The author has just ripped my heart out, thrown it on the floor, stomped on it, then shoved it back into my chest with a smile...
You know what I'm talking about. You've been there. Admit it.
Those are the special ones. They deserve to have special acknowledgement, so if I come across one of those rare, undiscovered tomes, I'll let you know with a simple picture:
I'd like to introduce you to the Treasured Tome:
If you see this image anywhere within the text of a review, the ebook in question was flipping amazing. It drew me into it, triggered emotions I didn’t know I had, and left me screaming for more. I began raving about it to everyone that foolishly crossed my path. I was personally offended that the author could be so cruel as to end it.
To be a Treasured Tome, I need to feel that the world is so real that I'm there. I must feel a personal stake in what happens to the characters. I should feel that anything that distracts me while I read is a crime.
It's a high expectation, I know... but I'm a ravenous reader, so it'll happen. I'll find them, and I'll bring my reviews to you.
Are you an author with an ebook that has gone undiscovered? Are you a reader that feels an ebook you read deserves more attention? Fill out the contact form on the sidebar and tell me about it!
*A special note to authors: You're free to use my review of your work to promote yourself. Contact me with any requests to confirm my words, if needed, and I'll be sure to make time for it. You've earned that.