I've been on pins and needles waiting for the first professional review of TUNING IN.
The review is in!
But first, as you can imagine, there's a real risk in submitting your work for high-profile industry reviews. These reviewers aren't shy about pointing out a book's faults and the Internet makes it so easy for anyone to find the critique. A bad review can sink a book before it's even released.
You probably recognize the name Kirkus Reviews. But if not, here's how they describe themselves:
"The authoritative voice in book discovery for over 80 years. Kirkus serves book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released.
So... did Kirkus Reviews like TUNING IN?
No, they loved it :)
Here are some of my favorite excerpts:
"Roberts delivers a commendable series launch..."
"...moves briskly as it carefully molds its characters"
"...the book’s most impressive trait is its surprising moments of profundity"
"Sharp characterizations set the groundwork for future books in this series."
The reviewers must have been in a good mood when they read it.
Here's the full TUNING IN review on their site if you're interested.
And, Kirkus featured TUNING IN on their home page: