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Sandi Worthen because there are advance copies
xTx xTx ARCs are one thing. Roxane hadn't even WRITTEN the book when those rating were made. Duh.
Nicole Miles I think in this case it probably is what Dawn suggested, but often times people receive advanced copies for review and that's how we end up with unreleased books that have ratings and reviews.
Sondra Brooks For example, I'm a reviewer for NetGalley. I read and review books before they're released. It doesn't mean that the reviews are faked.
Dawn Some people rate upcoming books to express their excitement/disinterest.
Martha Books are often available before release date via NetGalley and other sites.
Rosanne This is very weird.
Anna Because they weren't consulted?
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