Writers shouldn’t read their reviews.
I know, I know…but it’s just so hard to do in reality! If there is a secret to this, please let me know. I actually somewhat agree with the sentiment because if you’re anything like me a bad review can make you question everything. (To be honest, I question everything anyway…ugh.) Here’s the thing though: Sometimes what reviewers write isn’t bad. Sometimes what they write…is wonderful.
And if you don’t read the reviews–or only read the bad ones that stick in your head forever…and ever…and ever and ever and ever–you might miss a kind word that could make your day!
I’m not even going to lie. I read the reviews. Yes, some of them hurt; that’s something that hasn’t changed since publishing ADORKABLE. Some of the harsher comments cut straight to the bone. But a lot of people had nice things to say, and I wanted to share a bit of that brightness with you!
Here are some of the wonderful things people had to say about NINJA GIRL:
“Ninja Girl is such a great young adult read. I fell in love with Snow and Ash.”–Lissa at Boundless Book Reviews
“I love the characters. Not only is Ash everything I hoped for, but Snow is one of my favorite young adult protagonists. Ever. She’s intimidating and unsure all at once and pulls it off in a thoroughly believable way. I adore her loyalty to her mother, her responsibility to her job, and her very vulnerable heart.”–T.H. Hernandez at Adventures in Writing, author of The Union Series
“Cookie O’Gorman follows up the appropriately titled Adorkable with the delightfully entertaining Ninja Girl, an equally fun read featuring a kick-butt, strong and smart female main character and enjoyable plot.”–Jennifer at Never Too Many To Read
“A cute contemporary with kickass fighting, girl power and diversity.”–Kati at To Be Read
“This novel moves at a stellar pace. Honestly, there was never a dull moment! If you weren’t swooning over Ash and Snow together you were watching Snow kick some serious butt or having these great moments of individual character growth. I loved every page.”–Lauren at SERIESous Book Reviews
“Ninja Girl was funny, entertaining and daring at the gender roles swap, but it worked out so well and naturally that we can’t even imagine it any other way.”–Annelise at The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange
“A really kick ass romance that will have you swooning and cheering.”–Jessica at Writing Pearls
“This was such a brilliantly fun read. The writing was punchy, the plot packed and twisty, and the underlying themes very contemporary and on-point.”–Christina Philippou at Writing Round the Block, author of Lost In Static
“I loved how much I bought into and believed in the characters and the storyline. Cookie O’Gorman is a great writer. I can’t wait to read more books by her. Ninja Girl was a great read for me.”–Michelle at Book Briefs
“I loved the romance between Ash and Snow. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author!”–Poulami at Daydreaming Books
I am very thankful to YA Bound Book Tours and to everyone who helped with the NINJA GIRL blog tour. I titled this one “To Readers, With Love” because I want you to know how much I truly appreciate every read, review and post. Whether it is for ADORKABLE or NINJA GIRL, if you’re a blogger/reviewer/reader, I wish I could write it across the sky in letters, but I hope you believe me when I say: Thank you so much! You are awesome!!!
I hope you all have a great week!