There’s something I never thought about when I was writing books and pursuing publication – trade reviews. It’s a scary thing knowing a professional book reviewer is reading your book. As a rule, I don’t read reviews of my books – not at all. Not Amazon reviews, not Goodreads reviews, nothing. If someone tags me in a review on Twitter, I will click it, scroll down and find their star rating, and if it’s a good rating, I’ll share it with my followers. BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO I READ THEM!
Trust me, it’s better this way.
Now trade reviews are a different beast.
I’ll admit it – I read this one. But it was after my editor sent it to me, so I was pretty sure it would be a decent review. I read it with a pounding heart and trembling hands and while on the verge of tears. In the end, I did cry, but it was over happiness that a professional reviewer liked my book!
Here’s the official Booklist review of The Last Wish of Sasha Cade: