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What You Need to Know

I have enjoyed  reading books. However, I have always found it difficult to find reviews online that I agree with. This is how 21st Century Reviews was born. 
What to expect from 21st Century Reviews
You can expect honest reviews on books that I have actually read in full. My reviews are not influenced or paid for by others and are truly my own opinion. 
What not to expect
Don't expect a review for every popular book that comes out, as I am only one individual working a full-time job with a family and simply don't have time to read everything. 
My promise
My promise to you is that you will always receive quality, honest reviews from me.  This means that sometimes I will have reviews that may not agree with others. It also means that I will have reviews for books that I liked as well as for those that I did not.

Rating Scale

5 out of 5: Irresistible book that was well written. May or may not have had a flaw or two.
4 out of 5: The book was good. Almost difficult to put down but not quite. May or may not have had a flaw or two
3 out of 5: The book was okay. It had some interesting parts but not a lot. It had some flaws.
2 out of 5: Did not like the book at all, was not interesting, and had quite a few flaws.
1 out of 5: Hated the book, found it really hard to complete, and had flaws.

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