Hello and welcome all!

In this post, we’ll go over the basics of what you can expect from my blog, any acronyms I’ll use, how I choose my genres, and my spicy rating scale.

The goal is to create a guide for you, the reader, so there isn’t any confusion about my reviews.

Books I Read

I mainly read new adult (NA) or young adult (YA) fantasy romance books.

I try to stick to new adult genres because I can relate to them more, but we’ll delve into young adult books here and there.

Every now and then I will venture out and try a new genre, like The Ex Hex, to see if I like it. However, I am pretty steadfast in my tastes of books.

If you would like to recommend a book to me that you’ll think I’ll like, please do so! I welcome all recommendations, and unless they deviate far outside of my norm genres, I’ll give it a shot!


  • YA- Young Adult (Character ages from 12 to 18)
  • NA- New Adult (Character ages from 19 to 30)
  • DNF- Did Not Finish
  • TBR- To Be Read

Selecting Genres

Sometimes genres can be subjective, however, to negate this I will be pulling the genres of each book from This way there is no confusion or fights to be had over what genre/sub-genre the book belongs to.

If you do want to fight, you can take it up with Goodreads.

Spicy Rating

Spicy ratings can be subjective as well depending on the reader. So, to clear things up I made a spicy rating scale for you to refer back to when needed.

Unfortunately, I cannot actually use peppers for my rating scale, so we will be using red stars instead! They’re just as fun, right?

Rating: 0 out of 5.

Nada— no kissing, no hand holding, nothing

Rating: 1 out of 5.

The Basics— kissing, hand holding, light touches

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Basics 2.0— more details but still vague and/or cuts out right before the scene

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Foreplay— more detail, such as kissing and foreplay, and vaguely describes the scene

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hot Mama— an increase in detail, such as detailing the acts and/or scenes, and occurs less than 3 times throughout the book

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Holy Hell!— a drastic increase in detail, such as detailing the acts and/or scenes with more colorful vocabulary, and occurs more than 3 times throughout the book

The End

Hopefully, this introduction to the basics of my blog helps you as you explore my posts!

This post will be updated as needed to make your journey (and to jog my memory) easier.

If you have any recommendations on what should be added, please comment down below or shoot me an email! I welcome any and all suggestions. 

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