What are the elements of a good review?

(Or... some ideas on how to come up with material for your book review)

If you are stumped or need some ideas, here are some tips:

One of the most common questions we get from reviewers is: "If I only plan to give it a 2 or 3 star review, should I post it anyway?"

My answer is this: before you post a negative review, ask yourself, if you were the author, how would you feel about a bad review being associated with your book?

Remember what mom taught us? "If you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything at all." (Sidebar: It's funny (actually sad) how many politicians seem to have forgotten this golden rule.)