Diana
Diana asked:

This isn't due to be released until next spring, so how can it have 22 ratings? And what's the difference between a rating and a review?

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Audrey Lawrence That is an great question. The answer is part of the wonderful publishing process where advance reader copies (ARCs) are sent to various places (i.e. other wonderful writers in the same genre, review sites, such as Freshfiction.com and Goodreads, etc). so comments from reviewers can be used in promoting the book. Fans often can get ARCs and/or copies of the book by winning contests on review sites or review blogs and they help spread the word about a newly published or soon to be published book.

A rating is a person's personal opinion on how that person reacted to a book while a review normally provides a bit of an insight about a book in a short summary (hopefully without giving away the plot... these are called "spoilers") and that person's reaction to reading the book and/or how the reviewer thinks fans or new readers to the book will react to the story.

I hope this helps for now. Check out the sites I mentioned for opportunities for you to win books or read reviews. You can see my reviews (along with many other reviewers) on Freshfiction.com as well as on this site.

Happy Reading!
Huda Sarkowi Probably because this series has it own followers who can't wait for it to come out next year, or for my case, hoping for it to come out much earlier. :-)
Malita Jones People like the series or author and rate it based on excitement of what's to come - completely skews the system so keep that in mind when you're looking at book ratings
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