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message 1: by R. (last edited Jan 21, 2015 04:04AM) (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
In joining this review group you are agreeing to review any book assigned to you within a two month time period. If you do not agree, please do not sign up below.

This is the Young Adult review group, which will include all types of novels classified as young adult. As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the books assigned to you.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads. If the review is positive (three stars or higher on Amazon), the review should be posted to Amazon as well, if the book is available there. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and Amazon.com a requirement.

If a reviewer and the author agree that the review should not be posted to Goodreads due to quality issues, the reviewer is relieved of the requirement of posting the review. If this occurs in the first round, the second reviewer is relieved of the requirement to read and review the book. This is entirely at the discretion of the reviewer and is not intended in any way to manipulate the rating of any book.

Contact the authors you are scheduled to review to arrange to receive a review copy of their work.

Please post to this topic, both when you receive review copies and when you post the reviews.

If you are going to be late with your review, either post to this topic as soon as possible or message the author and the moderator.

If your book has not been reviewed by the deadline for either round, contact the review group moderator. This is necessary to make certain that the review process is fair for everyone.


THE AUTHORS AND NOVELS ARE:

01 Susanne Leist - The Dead Game The Dead Game by Susanne Leist

02 Cassandra Larsen - Silent Circle Silent Circle (Silent Circle #1) by Cassandra Larsen

03 Konn Lavery - Mental Damnation Dream Mental Damnation Dream by Konn Lavery

04 G.J. Griffiths - So What's Next! So What's Next! (SoWhat! Stories, #2) by G.J. Griffiths

05 N.J. Rayner - The Time Table The Time Table (The Stobes Trilogy, #1) by N.J. Rayner

06 T.B. Markinson - Marionette Marionette by T.B. Markinson


THE ORDER OF REVIEW IS AS FOLLOWS:

January 25 to February 25
Susanne Leist reviews N.J. Rayner
Cassandra Larsen reviews Konn Lavery
Konn Lavery reviews T.B. Markinson
G.J. Griffiths reviews Cassandra Larsen
N.J. Rayner reviews G.J. Griffiths
T.B. Markinson reviews Susanne Leist

February 25 to March 25
Susanne Leist reviews G.J. Griffiths
Cassandra Larsen reviews T.B. Markinson
Konn Lavery reviews Susanne Leist
G.J. Griffiths reviews Konn Lavery
N.J. Rayner reviews Cassandra Larsen
T.B. Markinson reviews N.J. Rayner


message 2: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 71 comments Hi,
I would like to join the review group. My book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal mystery/thriller suitable for young adults. The main characters are in their twenties.
Thank you,
Susanne Leist
Kindle
http://amzn.to/1lKvMrP

Nook
http://bit.ly/1lFdqNj


message 3: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Larsen Hi, I would love to join this review group. My book is Silent Circle. It is a YA urban fantasy book about witches.
Silent Circle (Silent Circle #1) by Cassandra Larsen


message 4: by Konn (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Hi there,

I'd like to join this peer review group for YA genres.
I have a fantasy horror series called Mental Damnation. First book available:

Mental Damnation Dream

Amazon Link:
http://amzn.com/B00IMIL2OU

Book Trailer:
http://youtu.be/dKzwf7J9WNM

Website:
http://www.mentaldamnation.com/

Cheers


message 5: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 839 comments Mod
Hello again, R,
Please add me to the YA group:

So What's Next!

G.J. Griffiths

Thanks
GJ


message 6: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) Hi R

I would love to join this group.

My debut novel is The Time Table, slightly humorous Urban Fiction, and the first book in a Trilogy called The Stobes.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

NJ


message 7: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Hi I would like to enter my book Marionette.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Thanks!

TB


message 8: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Authors:

That filled up quickly. Those who have signed up for this review group should read the instructions in the first post of this topic. Then locate your first round review in the schedule and contact the author to obtain a copy of their book.

R.


message 9: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) Hi R

Just thought I would mention that reciprocal author reviews are something Amazon now actively discourages - Sockpuppetry. Don't know what your experiences are, but in my experience, they are likely to be pulled down.

Regards
NJ


message 10: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
N.J. wrote: "Hi R

Just thought I would mention that reciprocal author reviews are something Amazon now actively discourages - Sockpuppetry. Don't know what your experiences are, but in my experience, they are ..."


We have had several of these peer review groups and I have not seen any of the reviews removed by Amazon. In any case, as far as I am concerned the main object of this exercise is to give the authors feedback about their work. I have learned a lot and believe I have improved as a writer due to the reviews I received in these groups. Also, the primary target of the reviews is Goodreads. A review on Amazon is nice, but Goodreads is our community.

R.


message 11: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) I have received my review books from CJ and Cassandra, and also forwarded a copy of my own book to Susanne for her review.

NJ


message 12: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Larsen I have received my review book from Konn and sent my own book to GJ and NJ for their reviews.


message 13: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 71 comments I posted reviews of N.J. Raynor's book on Amazon and Goodreads. I will begin reading GJ Griffiths' book.
I have sent copies of my book to those assigned to read it.
Susanne


message 14: by Konn (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Hi everyone,
I received both books to review from T.B. (Marionette, currently reading) and Susanne (The Dead Game).
Also sent copies of my book to Cassandra and G.J.

Will keep everyone posted on progress/when reviews are done!

- Konn


message 15: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 71 comments I finished my reviews. I posted my review for GJ Griffth's book on Amazon, Goodreads, and Amazon.uk.
Susanne


message 16: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) I've completed my review of GJ Griffiths book, and posted on Goodreads.


message 17: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Larsen I've completed my review of Konn's book and have posted to Goodreads, Amazon, and Amazon UK. Great read!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R328I9T6...

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R36QZG...


message 18: by Konn (last edited Feb 24, 2015 01:20PM) (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Hi everyone,

I've finished T. B. Markinson's Marionette and put my review up. Not my regular read, but I quite enjoyed it!

Good Reads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

EDIT:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WJ3TE7...

Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RPAST4...

Will be starting Susanne's book now.

Cheers,

- Konn


message 19: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Authors:

Just a reminder that first round reviews are due tomorrow (February 25, 2015). If you cannot complete your review on time, message me and we will work it out.

R.


message 20: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Hello everyone. I've posted my review of Dead Game by Susanne Leist on Amazon (US and UK) and on Goodreads. An imaginative read.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 21: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 839 comments Mod
Hi NJ,

Thanks for the comprehensive review of So What's Next! Did you remember to post it on both Amazons USA and UK? Barnes and Noble would be great also, if you can find time.

Regards, GJ


message 22: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
The first round of reviews ended yesterday. If the review of your book was not completed on time, please message me.

R.


message 23: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) Hi GJ

I've posted reviews to both Amazon.com and Amazon UK

NJ


message 24: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 839 comments Mod
Much appreciated, NJ :)
Comments taken on board - thanks.


message 25: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 839 comments Mod
Here is my review of Mental Damnation: Dream.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Also posted on Amazons US and UK.


message 26: by Konn (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Thanks for the review G.J. Comments/thoughts much appreciated!

Cheers,


message 27: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Larsen I have completed my review for Marionette by T. B. Markinson. Great book - I really enjoyed it!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/RJ5P8EP4...

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RFKDEK...


message 28: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Cassandra wrote: "I have completed my review for Marionette by T. B. Markinson. Great book - I really enjoyed it!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/RJ5P8EP4...

Goodre..."


Thanks so much for the review!


message 29: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) I completed my review of The Time Table. A funny read.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I've also posted my review on Amazon US and UK.


message 30: by N.J. (new)

N.J. Rayner (goodreadscomnjrayner) T.B. wrote: "I completed my review of The Time Table. A funny read.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I've also posted my review on Amazon US and UK."

Thanks for the review.
NJ


message 31: by Konn (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Hi everyone,

I've finished Susanne's The Dead Game and posted my review on:

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3MN9FVW...

Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RWII6S...

Thanks for having me participate in the group again! Great feedback and got to read a couple of exciting books.

Until next time.

Cheers,

- Konn


message 32: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 71 comments Thank you, Konn, for the amazing review you gave for The Dead Game. You definitely made my day.
Susanne


message 33: by Konn (new)

Konn Lavery (konnl) | 7 comments Glad to hear Susanne! I quite enjoyed it.


message 34: by Ica (new)

Ica Iova | 85 comments Hi, I'm new to the group and so glad I found it. I would love to become part of the group. My book is
Unsung Victims and is a psychological drama surrounding divorce.


message 35: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Ica wrote: "Hi, I'm new to the group and so glad I found it. I would love to become part of the group. My book is
Unsung Victims and is a psychological drama surrounding divorce."


Ica:

Your timing is good. A new YA review group just started. Go to https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... and post a comment with your book's title in it, and you will be added to the list for that group.

R.


message 36: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Authors:

All reviews should be completed for this group. Let me know if your book was not reviewed on time. If I do not hear from anyone by this time next week, this group will be marked closed.

R.


message 37: by Ica (new)

Ica Iova | 85 comments Thank you so much.


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