Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More on reviews

I'm finding out that the YA book blogging community, on the whole, is just as supportive as the YA writing community. I really appreciate all the comments here on Thursday's post. There's been a small rash of snarky or mean-spirited PD reviews that have cropped up on Goodreads and Amazon since I posted that. Maybe it's just coincedence, but over 600 people read that post, so it stands to reason that some of them weren't going to like it. My tears have been few, though, because the vast majority of you have been totally amazing! Thank you so much.

So many of you have given Personal Demons thoughtful and fair reviews, and I didn't want you to think it had gone unnoticed or unappreciated. You guys are the best! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I wanted to share with you the latest gem in all the recent muck. This posted on Sunday, after a rough couple of days, and made my week. It's by a gentleman who is a professional reviewer and has written reviews for Publishers Weekly and the The Chicago Tribune. His name is Paul Goat Allen (I really want to know the story behind that) and he posted it on Unabashedly Bookish: The B&N Community Blog. The title is Heaven, Hell--and High School: Lisa Desrochers' Debut Novel is Meyer's Twilight Saga With a Soul.

Nothing makes me happier than when a reader truly "gets" what I was trying to do, and, from this review, I can tell that he did. It may not be cool to say it anymore, but I'm a big SM fan, so for someone to compare my book to hers makes me =)

And, again, thanks so much for your support. Love you guys.


  1. I read the review and it was really great. I'm glad that this review is constructive but doesn't bash the book or other books and authors that are being compared to it. I was the winner of your book through Maria V Snyder's blog and I really can't wait to read it. I'm glad you got such a great review1 :-)

  2. Crystal--Hope you enjoy!

    Nicole & Claire--Thanks! I loved that review =)