Alison joins us today to talk about reviewing a book that you didn’t enjoy.
As part of Rosie’s Review-A-Book Challenge #RRABC, we continue our week of advice posts. See the link at the bottom of the page for details of the challenge and where you can sign up for a free book in exchange for a review.
Honest but fair – how to review a book you didn’t like
If you read books and write reviews, the chances are that you’re going to eventually be faced with writing a review for a book that you didn’t like. So what do you do?
Before you write and post that review, consider the following:
What didn’t you like? Be specific – was it the story itself? The characterisation? The plot? The pace?
Once you’ve nailed that down, ask yourself why you didn’t like that particular aspect or aspects. Was the plot too…
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