The Friday Five Challenge is an interesting exercise for writers ~ it shows the little things that can put potential readers off that click-buy. We click on a book because the cover appeals to us, but can be put off a purchase by the blurb, the price, or the reviews.
Anyone with a blog can join in ~ here's what you do:
You can check out others' contributions on the #FridayFiveChallenge hashtag on Twitter, or see links at the end of this page.
I am attracted to anything that looks vaguely polar, so this worked for me - it's professionally done, too. The testimonial on the front gave it an extra edge, too.
£2.99 for 320 pages - a fair price
Seven on Amazon UK - an average of 3.3. Not good! They mostly say the plot is thin and unconvincing, with loose ends that didn't tie up, and that this author has written better books. I looked on .com, too, and the reception was equally lukewarm.
PASS ~ the Norway aspect tempted me to download on Kindle Unlimited, rather than buy, until I read the reviews. A plot like this has to really work, or it just ... doesn't. Shame.
Friday Five Challenge posts by others - click the blogger's name.
YA Fantasy for Rosie Amber
Chick lit in Italy for Shelley Wilson
An average bit of sunshine for Alison Williams