Quality/Popularity Rating Scale

Adapted from VOYA’s Review Codes.

Quality:

★★★★★ = Absolutely excellent, couldn’t be better.

★★★★☆ = The writing is very good, but not quite perfect.

★★★☆☆ = Readable, with no major issues.

★★☆☆☆ = Maybe someone else should have edited this, too.

★☆☆☆☆ = Major, serious issues that detract from the ability to understand the book.

Popularity:

♥♥♥♥♥ = Be prepared to be on the holds list for a long time.
♥♥♥♥♡ = This is a buzzy book, the sort of thing people read just to see what all the fuss was about.
♥♥♥♡♡ = Some people will want this, others might take some convincing.
♥♥♡♡♡ = Every book has its reader, but not every reader is right for this book.
♥♡♡♡♡ = Highly technical, specific, and only for people who are very interested in the subject matter.