Ratings Guide

 

UNDERSTANDING ANOTHER WORLD’S RATING SYSTEM

At the end of every review, you will see a rating awarded to the reviewed title. For traditional fantasy and science fiction titles, the rating given is a score out of five Glowing Orbs, with zero being the worst rating and five being the best. For titles belonging to the paranormal and urban fantasy sub-genres, the rating given is a score out of five Full Moons.

But what does each score actually signify? Well have a look for yourself below:

 
RATING:
5 Orbs Out Of 5

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RATING:
5 Moons Out Of 5

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This perfect score is not awarded frivolously, so you won’t see it frequently. Any book given a five orbs/moons rating, is not just a must read title, but every bookworm should own a copy to take pride of place on their bookshelf (or e-reader).


RATING:
4 Orbs Out Of 5

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RATING:
4 Moons Out Of 5

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A title awarded four orbs/moons is to be considered an excellent, must read book, with repeat reading value. So all readers should feel confident in going ahead and adding it to their “to read” list immediately.


RATING:
3 Orbs Out Of 5

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RATING:
3 Moons Out Of 5

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A book which receives a three orbs/moons rating should be regarded as an above average title. So while that doesn’t equate to a recommendation as such, it does indicate that the story deserves to be read at least once, but will almost certainly lack repeat reading value for most readers.


RATING:
2 Orbs Out Of 5

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RATING:
2 Moons Out Of 5

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If a title is awarded just two orbs/moons, it’s because it is a below average affair. This doesn’t necessarily mean the book should avoided, but it does mean it is not worthy of a purchase, though for readers who have nothing better to read, it may be worth a trip to the local library.


RATING:
1 Orb Out Of 5

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RATING:
1 Moon Out Of 5

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To be avoided at all cost. There are far too many good books in this world to waste time on poor reads that only merit a one orb/moon rating. You have been warned, people!!!


RATING:
0 Orbs Out Of 5

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RATING:
0 Orbs Out Of 5

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Epic Fail!!! The author and publisher should feel ashamed about inflicting such a travesty upon the world.


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