As someone who reads and writes reviews, I often wonder are reviews actually helpful?
After all, everyone has different opinions - someone might love a book...
... and another person might hate it.
But there will be some people out there that have similar opinions to you so I guess the thing to do is read their reviews.
Another thing that makes reviews helpful or unhelpful, is how they are written.
For example, I find reviews hard to write so I try and focus on the following:
The characters - did I like them? Did they develop?
The setting - was it interesting?
The plot - did it hold my attention? Was it predictable?
The writing style - was it easy to follow?
These are the main things I would like to know when reading a review.
I envy the people that can just write and write. Sometimes I just don't know what to say about a book.
Do you find reviews helpful?