Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black - review http://t.co/bjno6IRS6v this @cassieclare fan is not happy
— GdnChildrensBooks (@GdnChildrensBks) September 2, 2014
That's my review. I pretty much died of embarrassment when I noticed it would end up in the author's Twitter feed. I really hope Cassandra Clare didn't see it, because I love her other books!
My point is... sending a negative review to an author is lulling them into a false sense of security, and it's not kind or tactful. What if someone tweeted you saying, "Hey! I reviewed your blog!" and you clicked the link, only to find a post ripping your blog to shreds?
I'm all for sending positive reviews to the authors, whether they end up reading them or not, because it's always nice to sprinkle some happiness on someone's day, but negative reviews? Nope.
What do you think?