Wednesday, June 18, 2014

YA Authors (including me) Read Mean Reviews Out Loud

A while back the people over at The Midnight Garden blog asked me to read some of the mean reviews I've received for Unearthly out loud. I had a blast filming this. It always blows my mind when reviewers are out and out mean in their reviews, because they have to know that there's a good possibility that the authors will read them.

(warning: some spicy language. Spoken by me.)

6 comments:

Sherry Soule said...

Loved this post. You were very brave to participate! :-) Reading harsh reviews or comments of your work (Your baby. Your blood, sweat and tears poured unto the page) is tough.

Personally, I loved your books. I am now a fan for life because of your dignity and humor in this video. ;-)

Misanthropist Bookworm said...

This is incredibly brave! I couldn't do it, I'm not very good at handling criticism, specially when it's rude or so absolute. ^^U But you did well! And I wholeheartedly disagree with those reviews, hahaha. ;)

Thanks for sharing, though!

anyakellywrites said...

Oh my gosh! This made my day. Thank you so much for posting this. And participating in the first place. You rock!

Alyssa said...

Super brave! Way to let us know that it's impossible for any author to please EVERY reader!

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

I hope this video makes some of these people do a double-take. I don't understand why people think it's okay to say horrible things about books. They don't like it, okay. There's a difference between critical feedback and trashing a book and raking it across the coals!

*gives you extra hugs and love*

ahz1 said...

This was hilarious. Thanks for sharing.