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Undercover
06-29-2014, 05:24 PM
It's not a glowing review, but it's pretty good to me. And that it's in Publisher's Weekly is even better.

Here's the link: http://publishersweekly.com/978-1-9293-4502-1

Marlys
06-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Congrats! :)

Cathy C
06-29-2014, 05:58 PM
It's rare to get a fully glowing review in PW. They sort of pride themselves on throwing in at least one negative. But there's plenty of great quotes out of this, such as:

"Milly's conflicted relationship with her own mind is skillfully portrayed."

"A strong look at how mental illness can manifest and affect lives"

"Cronkhite (Deep in the Meadows) crafts an unusual psychological thriller."

Congrats! :D

Undercover
06-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Thanks, Marlys. I really appreciate it.

Yes, Cathy, I was thinking the same thing. I think there's a way I can add it to my Amazon page. I'll have to look into that. Thanks again.

folkchick
06-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Sweet! Congrats!

Phaeal
06-29-2014, 07:36 PM
CGs on the review! Yup, there are some "money" lines in there.

Mclesh
06-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Congrats, Undercover! It's an overall favorable review. Go, you!

Canton
06-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Congratulations, Undercover!!! :D That is insanely awesome news for you!

Cathy C
06-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Thanks, Marlys. I really appreciate it.

Yes, Cathy, I was thinking the same thing. I think there's a way I can add it to my Amazon page. I'll have to look into that. Thanks again.

Poisoned Pen will probably take care of that for you. Drop your editor a line and see if that's something marketing does. :)

juniper
06-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Must be exciting to see your book reviewed in PW - Congratulations!

Undercover
06-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Thanks everyone!

I was able to add it to my author page on Authorcentral on Amazon. It says it will take 3 to 5 business days to list it. YAY!!!

And, and, and...My book is finally on the shelf at an actual brick and mortar B&N here in my local area, listed as recommended reads from local authors!!! (my avatar)

juniper
06-29-2014, 09:13 PM
And, and, and...My book is finally on the shelf at an actual brick and mortar B&N here in my local area, listed as recommended reads from local authors!!! (my avatar)

I think this might be more exciting than the review! This is a dream many writers have - book on the "recommended" table in the story.

Wow. :snoopy:

Fictional Cowboy
06-29-2014, 10:41 PM
Being in Publisher's Weekly is definitely an achievement to be proud of! Congratulations!

BarbaraSheridan
06-30-2014, 02:34 AM
Very, very cool.:snoopy:

gingerwoman
06-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Congrats!

ellebooks
06-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Congratulations!!!

Supergirlofnc
06-30-2014, 04:58 PM
It's not a glowing review, but it's pretty good to me. And that it's in Publisher's Weekly is even better.

Here's the link: http://publishersweekly.com/978-1-9293-4502-1


Congrats! And I love the pic of Disconnected on the recommended bookshelf too (:

Quickbread
06-30-2014, 07:26 PM
I'd agree that's a pretty positive review. Congrats on that and also on being recommended at the B&N! That must feel pretty sweet. :)

hester
07-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Squeeing for you Undercover!! So happy for you!! (and I love your new avvie! :D)

Kylabelle
07-01-2014, 03:54 AM
Well, Ms Cronkhite, this is mighty awesome, both the PW positives and the B&N shelving. Woo hoo! I'm excited for you!

:)

Ken
07-01-2014, 04:06 AM
Sorry. But this review borders on the idiotic. The praise is cool and undoubtedly deserved. But the critique?!


the overall narrative is disjointed and unfocused; dramatic revelations come off as muted and distant. Even Milly's diagnosis carries little weight or impact, while another surprise regarding her family is bluntly revealed. Despite these shortcomings,

What do you expect? If the protag is "disconnected" a main symptom of that is detachment. Of course things are going to appear muted and be put across as such. To do otherwise, put them across as dramatic, would be to undermine the character and entire point of the novel.

Seriously confused.

Anyway. Awesome going. Proud of you ! :-)

And like Cathy said, there is probably a quota of negativity that has to be stuck in to each and every review so I wouldn't pay it any attention.

Lady MacBeth
07-01-2014, 05:49 AM
You must be thrilled. Congratulations!

Siri Kirpal
07-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Congrats on both the review and the B&N placement!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Latina Bunny
07-01-2014, 08:59 AM
Congrats, Undercover! :) Looks like, based on your avvie, your book is shelved in a bookstore, too! :D (Barnes and Noble? Books-A-Million?)

Undercover
07-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Thanks everyone! It means a lot.

Kenny, my man, you shoulda seen my Kirkus Reviews. I got School Library Journal too which wasn't as bad. But all of them were not so good. haha.

But you have a point, makes sense right? anywayssss. I am happy to get them. I'm in 4 libraries that I know of too. 10 with the e-book. So if anyone has a YA realistic mystery please consider the Poisoned Pencil. They treat you mighty good for a mid-size pub.

Ken
07-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Seems like a cool book. My kind of protag. Will have to pick up a copy :-)

Victoria_Rosea
07-10-2014, 09:59 PM
How awesome! Congratulations! Really inspiring to see :)