So, I saw my Kirkus Review for Deviants yesterday. And it wasn't terrible. In fact my publisher seems to be very excited about it.
Kirkus has a reputation for some pretty scathing and cruel reviews. Their own slogan is: "The World's Toughest Book Critics Since 1933." So that said, I am pretty pleased.
I'm not supposed to post the review anywhere yet (although, hint, it is actually on my book's page on Amazon).
Is the review glowing? No... but it's not bad and frankly I am just so relieved that they reviewed the book at all and that they didn't completely tear it apart.
And of course, I started looking up tons of other authors' reviews on Kirkus to compare them to mine. That's just human nature, right? Or am I psychotic?
This release business is starting to stress me out... On that topic... Did everyone see Nathan Bransford's very funny sequence of gifs on the publishing process this week?
Check it out. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/08/the-publishing-process-in-gif-form.html
I have a lot of favorites, but I think the Mr. Spock gif for how most of us feel when we reach page 75 (or 100, or 150) is particularly apropos. And clearly I related to the surprise attack review one too. :)