Indie author/artist, homesteader, caretaker, wife, Christian, dreamer, and schemer
Indie author/artist, homesteader, caretaker, wife, Christian, dreamer, and schemer 

@ Books Reviews

These posts contains my honest reviews of books that I have recently read. I also leave these ratings on my  

Good Reads Page.

I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I was the nerd on the playground with her nose deep in a book. It is what inspired my love of writing and eventual publication of my works. Another of my great loves in life is talking. (A writer that loves to talk? No, it cannot be! *heavy sarcasm*) So I figured why not combine those two hobbies into one and start writing reviews for the books I have read.

 
That being said I am honest. If I do not like a book I will say why I didn't. Brown nosing isn't my thing. So I refuse to leave dishonest reviews just to be liked. I put my own writer self in an iron clad box, stowed away in the recesses of my mind. Seeing the work purely through the eyes of a reader. 
 
I also don't believe in forcing myself to finish a book that I don't find interesting. (for whatever reason that is) So a lot of my lower rated reviews will be of books I did not finish. If they are I will put the point (page or % depending on formatting) that I made it to and the reason why I did not trudge through to the end. 
 
Taking all of this into account I am a human. I have likes, dislikes, quirks, and opinions. Just because I do not like something does not mean someone else will feel the same. Please read the work to come to you own conclusion after reading my review. Nothing I say in these reviews should be taken personally. Kudos to all of my fellow authors for putting themselves and their works out there for the entire world to view. It takes a lot of guts to string yourself out there in the spotlight.

 

I do read: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Horror, Picture, Children's, YA, Illustrated Educational, Supernatural, Classic, Victorian, Poetry
 
I do not read: Erotica, Non-Fiction, Historical, Mysteries, Paranormal, Text Books

 

I am open to suggestions and review requests. Please note that any copy I receive will not affect my ratings or reviews. I will still be honest. That being said suggesting or even sending me a copy (which I will retain and will not be sent back to the author whether it is a physical copy or digital) does not guarantee I will read it if it doesn't fit into my reading criteria. Also just because I do not post a review shortly after I have been sent or suggested a novel does not mean I will not read it. I have a large list I go through at random.
 
I figured it would be best to include this bit of disclaimer too. I do not give very detailed reviews for the books I like because I do not want to give away any spoilers for potential readers. I was editing this month's upcoming reviews and noticed that I point out every thing I don't like about the more poorly rated books but I am very vague about the ones I rate higher. That doesn't mean I didn't find things I really liked about the book, it's cast, setting, and plot. If I didn't it wouldn't have gotten such a good rating. (insert pity laugh here) I just don't want to give anything away.
 ⭐️ I didn't like it at all
 
 ⭐️⭐️ I didn't care for it
 
 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ It wasn't good or bad
 
 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was really good
 
 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved it
 
MC = Main Character
LI = Love Interest
SC = Side Character
AC = Antagonist Character 
ASC = Antagonist Side Character
Email me @  
bookreviews@ariellhodge.com
with suggestions or to request a review
More fine print
All the books I review have been personally purchased, borrowed or secured through honest and legal means (specifically, through giveaways or provided directly by authors, publishers, publicists or third party sites in exchange for a completely honest opinion). Should a book be obtained free of charge from the author, publisher, or a publicist, it will be disclosed on the post of that particular book. I neither accept nor receive any kind of monetary compensation for my reviews. Also, the way I receive the book will not influence how it is rated on my blog.
All thoughts and opinions in my reviews and discussions are my own and do not reflect those of various publishers, authors, publicists, agents or any other group of people.

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