As are reserved for the most special of books and Fs for the worst. Everything else falls in between. We’ve found that, over time, the site has graded on the bell curve.
Each of our reviewers has different tastes, however, and we don’t always agree internally about grades/reviews given. We’ll often post dual reviews. A review, after all, is nothing but an opinion; we think all opinions are valid.
Our review books come from a number of places. Publishers and authors send us books. We request books from Netgalley and Edelweiss. We buy books. In general, if a reviewer wants to review a book, they can.
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