As many avid readers know, book reviews can be magical.Not only are they book recommendations, they’re also bridges to our fellow bookworms all around the world.
But describing the plot needs to be a fine balance in a book review.
You want to share just enough to hook the reader without giving too much away and without veering into book report territory.
When it comes to book reviews, it’s important to explain both your praise and critiques of a book so that other readers get the whole picture.
For example, don’t just say that the book has great characters—explain what makes them great.
Second, in cases of positive reviews, how to convince them to pick up the book.
Don’t wait until the middle of your review to try to catch the reader’s attention. Think about what made you pick the book up, and use that to inspire your own way of writing about it.
Whether you’re reviewing books on Bookish First, Goodreads, Net Galley, or your personal blog, this guide is sure to help take your reviews to the next level.
Describe the plot First things first: Your readers will want to know what the book is about.
But make sure you don’t rob any of your readers of that genuine emotional reaction or discovery.
Unless your reviewing platform offers a way to hide spoilers, avoid them completely.