Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.
When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review:
My A.R.R.A.: Growing Into Me
by J.C. Sykes
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has a voice, it sings because it has a song”
- Maya Angelou
A memoir of inspiring perseverance over misguidance.
In this inspirational memoir, we meet a young woman forced to grow up too quickly when she marries at sixteen. After only five months of nuptials, she loses her husband to an extended prison sentence, and become a single mother who must quickly learn independence. Under extreme adversity and depression, the teen finishes high school on time to become a college graduate of her hearts passion. Carlen shares her life story in the hopes that others will be motivated to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by a quote passed down from her father, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits”, Carlen attacks her obstacles head on. Will Carlen continue to maintai her sanity against all odds?
* courtesy of Amazon.com
Your strength and courage to get through every obstacle you encounter is simply Amazing!!(Verified Purchase)Author JC Sykes your book My ARRA was a phenomenal read!!!!! I literally couldn’t put the book down!!!!!!!!!! You never know what a person has been through and what made them who they are today!!!!!!! You story touch me in so many ways and had me rethinking my life and my past experiences!!!!!!! Those things only make you stronger! I thought I went through some things being a young teenage mother myself and raising my siblings!!!! Your strength and courage to get through every obstacle you encounter is simply Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your story can encourage so many young girls and give them so much hope and to let them know that teenage pregnancy isn’t the end and a baby doesn’t ruin your life!!! I hope you continue to tell you story and help as many people as you can!!!!! Can’t wait to read more!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 #MYARRA
Its hard to think that real people do actually experience hardships and tragedies like this but I Love that the author was able to overcome her obstacles and come out better for them. Interested in what the next book will bring.
– reviewed byon Amazon
Usually when I start to read a book I never finish it but this book was actually good. It’s like you could feel everything she went through just by reading the different chapters. It also brings out different emotions when you start getting deeper into the book, because it’s something you can relate to and I cried a lil while reading it, because it hit so close to home. I can honestly say I love this book and I think she did an amazing job 😍
– reviewed on Amazon