With each content rating, we will tell you specifically what book attribute(s) pushed the book rating up from a lower one, and also what else it contains from the lower content ratings. This way even if you choose a higher content rating but dislike one attribute with in that rating, you can still decide not to read the rated books containing that single attribute. (Books with the All Ages rating will have no warnings, and books with the Mild rating have very few.) Here are some examples of the book ratings:
Genre: Children’s and Middle Grade Fiction. Rating: All Ages. (No warnings here, but keep in mind that this rating will mostly be children’s titles, some very sweet romances, or nonfiction).
Genre: Paranormal Romance. Rating: Mild for mild kissing. (Means this book would have been All Ages, but it has a bit of mild kissing.)
Genre: Mysteries and Thrillers. Rating: Mild+ for mild language; also contains mild kissing. (This was rated Mild+ instead of mild because in contains a few mild swear words.)
Genre: General Nonfiction. Rating: Mild for mild sensuality.
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy. Rating: Mild+ for mild substance use; also contains mild kissing. (This book would have been mild, but it had either some negative use of alcohol by minors or mild use by adults.)
Genre: Christian Romance. Rating: Moderate+ for substance use; also contains mild violence and mild kissing. (This Christian romance deals with alcoholism or it would have a mild rating.)
Genre: Historical Fiction. Rating: Moderate+ for substantial language; also contains moderate violence and brief nudity. (This book would have been moderate because of violence and a bit of nudity, but the swearing kicked it up a rating.)
Genre: Advice and How-To. Rating Moderate+ for substantial violence.
Genre: Contemporary Romance: Rating: Moderate+ for substantial language; also contains moderate (non-sexual) violence. (This book is moderate because of the language. The only other warning is that it had moderate violence.)
Genre: Contemporary Romance: Rating: Adult for detailed intimacy; also contains significant violence and moderate language. (So some sex scenes with details made this adult, but it also has violence and language from lower ratings.)
Genre: Mysteries and Thrillers. Rating: Adult for extensive language; also contains nudity, passionate kissing, and closed-door or fade-out intimacy. (A lot of swearing make this adult, but the other warnings are from mild+ and moderate.)
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy. Rating: Adult for extensive violence; also contains brief nudity, passionate kissing, and closed-door or fade-out intimacy. (The violence is what kicked in this to the adult rating. Otherwise it would have been Mild+)
You get the idea! Keep in mind that you must choose all the content ratings you think you might like. None are pre-selected for you. If you choose moderate, you will not receive All Ages, Mild, and Mild+ unless you also click those. Choose ALL the ratings you would like sent to you, and we’ll do the rest!
For more information, see this post about content ratings.