The first book I chose to read for The Artful Readers Club is
5*A fantastic read. The story was a nice pace and action packed. The author kept my interest with well-placed twists and I couldn’t stop reading until the end. I loved the main character Kasadya and how she developed throughout the book. The male characters however I feel they didn’t have time to develop properly as they kept popping out of Kasadya’s life but I suspect we’ll see more of them in future books. And hopefully some more romance as well.
I don't usually summarize books because I don't want to give away any spoilers but the blurb for this book is so ridiculous that you can't even imagine what it's about.
Ok, so you have a non-human teenage girl Kasadya put in a "frat house" so to speak so she can learn stuff, mostly how to fight demons. Of course she's extraordinary and she has two coaches falling for her so we get some romance going on to spice things up. Then she gets transported, by accident, to some demon that makes her fight in some sort of supernatural gladiator style arena where she proves herself best of the best. When she's not fighting she's clubbing with her demon master and one night after years of imprisonment, she escapes. She stumbles upon this group of demon hunters and joins them on their missions. Something else happens and then we have cliffhanger until the sequel.
I had plenty of supernatural to choose from. Hellhounds, shapeshifters, demons, vampires, fea, hunters, gladiator arena and so on. I chose to draw Kasadya in her warrior outfit.
And I actually can't even believe I'm writing this but here we go. I have around 60 reviews posted on Amazon and I don't really give a shit about statistics but Amazon put this statistic on my profile "Helpful votes received on reviews" and I didn't even know what the hell it meant.
So I decided to investigate and I found out there is this option with every review where people can rate it with a "yes" or "no" according to whether they found the review helpful or not. And some people didn't find my reviews helpful. :)
I understand a couple of them since I’ve written a poor review as in not extensive enough even though the star rating was high. But the rest of them is my opinion of the book. I’m not even bashing the book but apparently some people didn’t like it cause I’ve given it only 3*.
Unhelpful to me means the review didn’t give enough information or it gave irrelevant information to the book NOT that you disagreed with reviewers opinion.
Not that it matters to me. I was just surprised as I felt like I was in high school being chastised by others for having unpopular opinion. It's just ridiculous. :) Ok, so chastised is a little strong but you get me, right?!
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