Review Guidelines

Book reviews are subjective. While every reviewer is encouraged to be polite in their reviews, there is no guarantee a reviewer will like every book they review. As a service to readers, reviewers are encouraged to be honest. The reviews contained on WRR are those of the reviewer and not specifically endorsed by me. They are the opinions of those who took the time to read the books and share their thoughts with us. No hate mail about reviews, please!

"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 – 1902), 1890

Rating Scale

WRR uses the following star scales to rate reviewed books:

Rating: ★★★★★ – HOT, Must Read Every Book By This Author
Rating: ★★★★☆ – EXCELLENT, A Bookshelf Keeper
Rating: ★★★☆☆ – GOOD, I’d Recommend This Book To A Friend
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ – MODERATE, Has Some Flaws But Still Enjoyable
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ – MEDIOCRE, Has A Lot Of Flaws

What should you include in a review?

Here are some basic tips on what should be included in a review you plan to submit to WRR:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • ISBN (found on the back cover near the UPC code)
  • Publication Date
  • Rating
  • Brief Synopsis of Story — (Synopsis should include, but is not limited to, describing the hero and heroine, giving a VERY brief idea of what the book is like by including the setting, giving a sense of time or genre, etc. PLEASE try not to give any of the plot surprises away.)
  • Reviews can be favorable or not, but they must contain firm reasons to support either opinion.
  • Please note, WWR requests that you not quote directly from the book’s text without giving a specific citing that you are doing so.

Who can review?

Anyone! Submit your book reviews to us.