When I do my reviews, I pretty much rely on the 1-5 stars rating. I do a brief writeup of what I liked and what I didn’t about the book. I try very hard to not give spoilers.
I have seen reviews where the entire book is paraphrased. Start to finish. I hate these.
The books generally already have a short synopsis of the plot, written by the editor/publisher/etc. I think that these sum up the books and the reviews don’t need to. The review should be, “did you like it or not?” in my opinion.
What do you think a review should be?