How to Write a Book Review

Great advice from Susan Finlay! I particularly like the point about reviews not having to be war and peace. A line or a few words is fine if it is an honest indication of how you felt. It can be daunting when the reader sees chunks of prose detailing the technical virtues of a book. Most readers will just want to know if you liked it or not. If you can add some extra detail that’s a bonus, I think we should be mindful of the fact that most readers are only likely to give a review right after they’ve finished a book. When you get a prompts to review at the end of your ebook, the last thing you want to do is tap an essay on your kindle keyboard or iPad. Viva the short review! We just want more of them.

Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
My books are available at all major digital retailers with soft back copies also available from Amazon, Createspace and other stores.
When I’m not writing fiction, I blog at, sharing my experiences of being a busy parent jugging working, writing, and more. Follow me there for my personal insights.



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