Book Review Keyword Listicle

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to write a review and found yourself reusing the same adjectives over and over again.

*Raises hand*

Today on the blog, I wanted to bring you a list of five descriptive words that you can use for three major aspects of your book reviews! Hopefully this is helpful for you all, and if it is, a share would be great!

Immersive: worlds that completely surround you and make you feel that you are inside of/part of it

Multi-dimensional/Multi-layered: worlds that have multiple layers of detail

Magical: literally or figuratively, this world feels like magic; exciting/thrilling

Atmospheric: world-building that creates a distinctive mood, (ex: romantic, mysterious, nostalgic, etc)

Vivid: world-building that creates strong, clear images in the reader’s mind.

Stimulating: encouraging or arousing interest or enthusiasm

Lyrical: expressing the writer’s emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way

Smooth/Fluent: in a way that is without difficulties

Intentional/Purposeful: writing that feels planned, thought-out, and well executed

Didactic: intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.

Round: changed by conflict/action within the plot; more developed

Apt: unusually intelligent; able to learn quickly and easily

Dynamic: 1) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas ; 2) changing, evolving

Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions

Adept: very skilled or proficient at something

And there we go! Seeing as though all of these words are positive, I’d be happy to do another post with some not-so-positive adjectives for expressing distaste. You know, for those books that you just couldn’t stand. Let me know if that’d be helpful. Until Friday!

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