How to Write a Book Review

Firstly, A Great Big Thankyou!

I would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review for Alfonso the Tortoise.

Alfonso Says Thank You!

I now have reviews on several websites. You can read the reviews on the following links:

Reviews on

Reviews on

Reviews on Goodreads

Please Review Alfonso the Tortoise

If you have read Alfonso the Tortoise, it would be a great help if
you can find the time to leave a review. You can use the above links to leave the review or go to the end of the e-book.

Even a one word review counts.

Review by Author C. P. Bialois

I am pleased to announce that author C. P. Bialois has reviewed my book on his blog. C. P. Bialois has 15 books published on Amazon including fantasy and science fiction books.

You can read his review of Alfonso the Tortoise on his blog at:

I will be writing reviews of some of his books on my blog in the near future.

Short Book Reviews vs Long Book Reviews

Some book reviews are one or two words, some are one or two sentences, and then there are book reviews of one or more paragraphs. It is all down to the preference of the reviewer.

A short review (even one or two words) is better than no book review - so don't let the length of what you want to say put you off saying it.

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As an author, I love book reviews of any length, as feedback for my work is always appreciated.

As a reader, I usually leave book reviews of one or two sentences. However, now that I am a writer I intend to challenge myself to leave longer reviews in the future.

Things to Ask Yourself When Writing a Book Review

You could consider the following questions when you next write a book review:
  1. Did you enjoy the book? Would you recommend it to other readers?
  2. Did you enjoy the storyline?
  3. Did you like the characters and want to know more about them?
  4. If the book is in a series, do you want to read more books from the series?
  5. Did you like the illustrations? Did they help the story come to life?
  6. How did you feel when you had finished the book? Did you feel satisfied or disappointed? Did you want more?
  7. Did you like the book cover?
  8. Was the book easy to read and well laid out?
  9. Is there anything else that you think potential readers should know?

Why Do Authors Want Book Reviews

Authors may have many reasons for wanting book reviews.

Leaving reviews gives other readers the chance to find out more about a book, and means that they may choose to read the book if it has good reviews.

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Highly rated books can get more visibility on Amazon, allowing even more Amazon customers to be made aware of a book.

Happy Reading and Reviewing!

I hope that this post helps you in the future. I know that I will be considering the above points when I leave reviews from now on.


  1. Awesome post and thank you for tagging my blog. :)


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