I’m currently reading The Selection by Kiera Cass and I’m absolutely loving it! I’ve been updating my goodreads statuses like cRaZy because I’m laughing or gasping or swooning with every turn of the page! And I canNOT hold my excitement in!
So, when I went onto The Selection’s goodreads page and was browsing the reviews I was simply appalled. I heard about the whole “scandal” that went down with the agent/author/reviewer or whatever and, pardon my language, but who gives a fuck.
God, I am SO genuinely pissed off right now. People are saying that they’ll never read the book or that it’s now “shit listed” or that Kiera “ruined her whole career.” News flash people: The Selection is probably going to be a FUCKING HIT show on the CW. Not to mention that The Selection is book ONE in a trilogy, you dumb-asses. I think Kiera will do just fine.
Also. What the hell? You don’t make judgments on books based off of the ratings. You just don’t. Sure, I’ve been known to LOOK at the book’s average but that does not effect, in ANY WAY, if I pick up a book or not. Honestly.
Just like you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover? Don’t judge it by its rating. You should look at a book’s synopsis and see if it’s something that you’d really like, something that you’d want to read about. I REPEAT you should NOT judge a book solely on it’s effin’ rating.
Just because Sally Jane rates a book two stars, does not mean that the book sucks ass. It only sucks ass to Sally Jane.
Dude. You’re a member on goodreads. You obviously like reading. It’s about the books, the world building, the characters, THE STORYTELLING— NOT the author and the agent— you should already know this.
So I HIGHLY encourage people to un-“shitlist” The Selection because it’s pretty brilliant entertainment. (Key word: entertainment. Something done for enjoyment. Get your head out of your ass and read a book FOR. FUN. Because YOU. LOVE. To. Do. It. Not to bitch about an author.)
Sorry if you hate me now buuuut that’s wass-up!
btw- i personally love Kiera and think she's adorable! *waves*