Apr 5, 2012

Follow Friday {37} Bought a book because of a negative review?

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4)

 Have you ever bought a book because of a bad review?

A: I've haven't bought a book yet because of a bad review, I usually look at the storyline and if I like it I'll buy it not based on review. But I have continued reading a series that has been given plenty of horrible reviews. The Anita Blake series started our super strong and after about book 6 or so it drop because of the more adult content was focused on instead of the case solving. But now were at book 21 and the series seems to be coming back to life, even though it gets negative reviews.

What about you? Have you bought a book because of a bad review?


  1. Hi there :) just hopping through... It's really best to form your own opinion. Sometimes reviews help and sometimes you miss reading a great book.

    Here is my choice...

    Feature & Follow

  2. It's really good to make up your own mind about a book!

    New follower on the Linky but old follower in general :-)

    My FF: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/follow-friday.html

  3. Great answer! I'm a new follower :)

  4. new follower :)

    Great post and I totally agree!!
    Happy reading and check out my follow Friday!!

  5. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!
    New email and linky follower :)

    The Muggle

  6. Old follower hopping through. I dunno if I have mentioned that I really love the "Seeing Night" fong, but I do! :'D

    I still haven't read the Anita books.. Maybe I should. Not just because it got strong responses, but simply because it seems to be one of the book-series you have to have read. :)

    Patricia // My FF

  7. New follower from Feature & Follow, pleased to meet you! It's my first week signed up, I'd love it if you came by to visit :) Link to my FF post.

  8. Hi,
    Already a follower. Love your site!!
    I wouldn't buy a book just because it had bad reviews, but I have read books with bad reviews and loved them. For me it all depends on the author and the book.
    My FF: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/feature-follow-friday.html