It's that time of the week again, time for Parajunkee and Alison Can Reads blog hop! This week the question is.... drumroll please.......
Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
Actually, a book I just read, Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser, recieved alot of hate because of the heavy, descriptive subject matter. I read alot of reviews where people gave it 1 star and said it shouldn't be in the YA genre and that it is disgusting and over the top. So, I had to read it with my own eyes, and I LOVED it. Yes, it dealt with some pretty heavy subject matter, it described alot of very uncomfortable situations and it was really heavy on the language. But it drew emotions out of me, I felt sad, at no point in time was I happy or hopeful, but I was super emotional because of it. I still think about it, and I think I will for a long time to come. You can read my review of Pieces of Us here.
I also want to add, that I am really very hesitant about picking up books that have rave reviews. I find that the books everyone loves and gives 5 stars too I am disappointed by. I don't know if it is because I go into it with too high of expectations, but I always seem to be let down.
So what about you? I love this question and am so excited to see everyones answers! Leave me a link, I always stop by :)