I recently started writing book reviews for my website and I've been wondering if there are certain opinions that should be left out of a review, even though I feel strongly about them, because I don't see any other reviews doing it.
More specifiably, one of my pet-peeves is when an author uses a particular word or phrase over and over again in a book, to the point where it is distracts me from the story. The thing is, that almost all authors seem to do this but I rarely see anyone mention it in a review.
For example, in one of Kim Harrison's books she kept describing characters faces as going "blank" or "slack." In generally I don't think these are very descriptive words for an expression but the fact that she used them on almost every page drove me to distraction. But I didn't see anyone mention this in any reviews of the book.
I also just read a book where the author kept describing a character as "smirking" even though this expression was not inline with the character that the author had created (imagine Mr. Darcy from Jane Eyre being described as "smirking"). And about half way through the book this word was suddenly being used with a lot more frequency then before. Since this bothered me so much I want to mention it in the review of the book but I was wondering if this would be considered irrelevant to most people and something that I should not bother mentioning despite the fact that I feel strongly about it.
I would appreciate any opinions on the matter from other book reviewers