by Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks
Is there something wrong with you if you don’t like a book that’s receiving rave reviews and seems to be on every other book bloggers’ must read list?
Book buzz is a tricky thing; sometimes a book is over-hyped because the author has a killer marketing campaign and everyone in the book blogger community gets caught up in the storm. As a result, reviewers almost feel obligated to write a 5 star review. I admit to being sucked-in by this phenomena as well but that happened more often back when I first starting the blog. Now that I’m more established and have found my “voice” I don’t mind being the only nay say-er in the crowd. The first time that I read Moon Called by Patricia Briggs I didn’t like it and I never made it to book two. Weird, I know. Years later I gave it a second try and absolutely loved it.
Also, an interesting side-note, the majority of my negative reviews actually receive more hits and generate more comments than my positive ones. So don’t be afraid to go against the grain; the result will probably surprise you.
You like what you like and you can’t like everything; whether you’re influenced by others, your mood or the book’s marketing campaign is irrelevant. So, no, I don’t there’s there’s anything wrong with you or with me.
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About the Blogger
I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada