Book reviews can make or break a book. This, of course, made me feel strange and upset when I finished Splintered: Sierra’s Legacy by Leslie Wright. Leslie is a book review blogger who asked me to read and review her book. I certainly didn’t mind. She had done the same for me and published it on her blog.
The problem was that I liked the plot of her book better than her novel. Leslie’s writing style is more in line with the epic fantasy style of Richard Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and I don’t really like those kinds of novels.
I had no idea what the protocol was, so I emailed her and explained. And she came back with — I understand; write an honest review, which I did, giving 3 out of 5 stars and a recommendation that if you liked Richard Jordan, I thought you would like Splintered.
I still feel weird about it, especially since I got my lowest review yet over the weekend. Someone finally slammed me on the mistakes in Promise Kept. I messaged him through Goodreads.com to thank him. I know that sounds weird, but I want to know what is wrong with my writing, so I can fix it, and I’ve been kind of waiting on him. Hopefully, he’ll be the last once I get the edits on Promise Kept.