Maja (The Nocturnal Library) That's a fair question, but there are bloggers and other early readers who get some books months before the release. It's impossible to know the difference between an informed rating and a plain mean one.
Arch Bala Goodreads should really do something about this. It's friggin' unfair for the author most importantly. Tsk!
Susy I know. I hate that. How are we supposed to know how a book is truly rated if people are rating without reading a book first.
Karla Exactly! Because it plants a little seed on the back of my head about the low rating even if I try to decide & gauge how interested I would be in reading the book. It really is not fair for the author & the readers because we can miss out on a great book otherwise.