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