Feature & Follow

Follow Friday is a blog hop Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

I don’t think so or for now it’s not the case. Sometimes I’m sure I’ll like the book because I really enjoy the synopsis and the cover but it’s not about the bad review. It’s true there is a book I was curious to read because everyone doesn’t like it, but at the end I didn’t try it, because I have a lot of great books to read before. Maybe one day.


23 thoughts on “Feature & Follow

  1. I definitely understand about having too many great books to read first before snagging a book that others thought was terrible! I tend to buy the books with bad reviews when I’m getting burned out on books in my queue and need something « different ».

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m an old follower on GFC and Twitter, but I did follow you on NB 🙂

    The Romanceaholic.

  2. I agree with your answers too! Sometimes pretty cover and intriguing summary will make me buy a book even though the reviews on the book are not always positive. Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  3. If it’s a bad review from a friend, then I wouldn’t buy the book. If it’s a bad review from a random person, or if it’s filled with personal attacks, then I still want to read the book.

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower!


  4. Oooh, french reviews! I planned to learn French.. I think I should follow you and hope to understand three of threehundred words. XD XD XD I’m so bad with languages, even my own native language (German) seems incredibly hard sometimes LOL

    I think.. Hmm.. I read books because of negative reviews. Either because I wantto know what the fuss is all about or because the negative reviews are really good and state why the reviewer didn#t enjoy the novel, which might be stuff that I generally enjoy (dark settings etc.) :3

    Patricia // My FF

  5. EXACTLY! Sometimes I read a book in spite of a bad review, but never because of one — although I have to admit that I’ve avoided a ton of books because of bad reviews x) But negativity is never the best selling point LOL! Still, if there are a bunch of bad reviews for a book and one really, really good one, I might want to read that book just to see what it’s about, like you! 🙂

    That’s the perfect answer for this question, I think! I hope you have an amazing weekend, Mel! 🙂 <3

  6. I’m so late responding to this – sorry, crazy week!

    What you said is spot on. I get the book because the cover and synopsis draw me in, not because I want to see whether it merited that particular bad review.

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