Sunday, May 2, 2010

Retro-review: Red Adept's Kindle Blog Book Review

Review by: Ms Cairo

Red Adept’s Kindle Blog Book Review .

Website as of March 10, 2010:
(Unlike so many Kindle bloggers, this author remembered to switch over the URL, so service continues unabated.)

Blog description: Every couple of days, sometimes more often, I will post a review on a Kindle book, novella, or short story. Quite often, these will be ‘Indie’ books. Readers will hopefully discover many works they have not known existed.

My posts will include Reviews, additional commentary, conversations with authors, and Honorable Mentions.

I review many different genres, but do tend to stay in fiction and away from romance.

My reviews use the Five Star Rating System that Amazon allows.

5 Stars: Outstanding Book that I recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre
4 Stars: Very Good Book that I recommend highly
3 Stars: Good Book with some issues/problems that I recommend with only slight hesitation.
2 Stars: Poor Book with some redeeming qualities
1 Star: Very Poor Book

My reviews have the following categories:

Character Development
Writing Style

Rating: I give the work a movie-style rating and list why. Example: R for Violence.

If you own a Kindle and love to read, this is the place to be!

My review: Because of the name, Red Adept, I had expected this to be a science fiction book blog. (One of my favorite series is Piers Anthony’s Apprentice Adept series. [Well, the first three books in the series, anyway])

However, turns out she reviews books in all genres. The only criteria is that they must be offered on the Kindle (and presumably only on the Kindle). An excellent and much needed source of information, and it is perhaps no surprise that her blog is very popular.

She tells in her blog description exactly how she writes her reviews – everything she considers – and that is indeed how the blogs appear – very thorough reviews. After reading one of these reviews, you’ll have a very good idea what a book is about and whether or not you should give it a try.

In addition to the reviews, she also contacts and chats with the authors when possible, which makes for interesting reading also.

Very highly recommended.

Last five entries:

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman, by Jim Bernheimer
Watch Over Thy Child, by Cathy Worthington (no longer available)
Honorable Mentions
Hold the Dark: A Markhat Story, by Frank Tuttle

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