Reading Romances has organized a hop where we get to answer a question... and I thought it was a really interesting one, so thanks for the initiative!
So, here's my answer:
I want to...
... know the style of the book. If it's a light read, if I'm going to cry, if I'm going to laugh. It helps me decide when I want to pick the book up if at all.
... know about the characters. Solid? Clichéd? Did you relate to them? This is the most important part!
... know about the storyline--which is not to say the plot. I just want to know if it makes sense, if it's been well done, if it's a sink-or-swim case...
I don't want to...
... read spoilers. I definitely don't want anything to do with unmarked spoilers, when I haven't even been warned.
... read a reinterpretation of the summary. I want your thoughts on the book, not the back blurb!
... read if it's a great or awful book, without a single clue about why you felt that way.
So, what do you think? What's a great review for you? (And how do you feel about my reviews? Hehehehe...)