Remember waaaay back at the end of May when My Publicist told me she was ready to send out ARCs of The Wild Sight? I know, I know, it feels like another lifetime ago, even though technically it's only been 10 weeks. Well, HAPPY DAY! Yesterday, I learned that my first review has arrived! I'm so excited to take this significant step down my long road to publication.
Yes, it is a happy day because this was a positive review! What a gratifying feeling to know that a total stranger read my story and "got" it.
Yes, I was SCARED SPITLESS (just like when I received the file of my cover) when I opened the email! And once again, I held my breath while I read it. Thank goodness it was both short and sweet. The review will appear in the August issue of Booklist magazine. This is the trade publication of the American Library Association, which is very exciting! Librarians read tons of books and I've always had a mountain of respect for them.
If anyone can get a copy of the magazine (or even just the page with my review) and send it to me, there will be a chocolate reward for you!
I won't copy the entire review here, since that probably isn't legal and certainly not ethical, but I will quote the gist of it:
"Northern Ireland's violent past combined with supernatural elements add an intriguing twist to this modern love story."