How to Write Respectful Reviews

Writing book reviews is always a hot topic with writers. We realize reviews can make or break book sales, but as reviewers there are times we just can’t offer a glowing recommendation. What then? Do we stay mum? Or write honestly and hope for minimal fallout? Heather and I have always embraced the write-an-honest review …
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What We’re Reading: SHADOWSHAPER

SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. This is the author’s first YA book, and it’s urban fantasy at its finest. When I classify this book as an urban fantasy, I mean that the city setting of the novel is almost a secondary character. Brooklyn is alive and …
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Reviewing a Friend’s Book on Amazon?

It makes sense that when your book comes out, you turn to your writer pals for a jump-start on those much-needed reviews. Except a few months later you notice those friend reviews on Amazon are gone, along with most of your other good reviews. And those were from people you’ve never even heard of. Worse …
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Book Review: One of the Guys

ONE OF THE GUYS by Lisa Aldin Publication date: February 10, 2015. It’s out just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Story: Tomboy, Toni Valentine, would take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests with her three male best friends, Lock, Cowboy and Ollie, over high heels and makeup any day. But when a summer …
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Incarceron: A Mother/Son Book Review

INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher This fantasy novel was recommended to my son (just turned 13) and since I’d never read it, we decided to do a Mother/Son review. The synopsis: Trapped without any memories of how he got there, Finn is stuck inside a vast, living prison called Incarceron. Plagued by fragmented visions of his …
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Teen Me reviews “The Handmaid’s Tale”

I’m having a little fun with a new blog series of “Teen Me Reviews” where I rehash how I felt about a book when I was a teenager and compare it to how I feel about it now as a grown up… Teen Heather’s reaction to The Handmaid’s Tale: ******************************************************************************************** Oh my gawd, this book is soooooo boring! …
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What We’re Reading: Friday Reads Bonus Edition

Starting in 2015 the WriteOnSisters will be doing their best to add more book reviews to the the blog. Today we jump-start that commitment with this bonus Friday Reads review of two Young Adult books. Robin’s Pick: THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith I’m not traditionally a big fan of love …
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