An author giving their own book a five star rating is tacky, but not inexplicable.
But why would an author give their own book 2-stars?
(Gwyn Lacy is openly a pseudonym of Gwen Hankins).
Nothing wrong with an author rating their own work. It's up to reader to decide if their humble or objective!!!
She admits it's a first draft, in progress, and is looking for feedback. :-) Yeah, I'd rate my first drafts low, too.
Either that or she's heard the books which get lowball reviews sell better in some cases because people get curious about -why- the book was given a poor rating like that.
It was published in 2008 and she rated it in 2012, I don't see her saying it is a first draft--or how it could be?
It's a few years old, so maybe she just doesn't like it any more. Odd though, to share that opinion.
She rated one of her others 4 stars. I don't use goodreads, but is there a "recently reviewed" search or list? *bump*?
Maybe she's feuding with the publisher. She isn't listed as an author on their website anymore.
Maybe it's an attempt to stir up a controversy and gain the publicity that comes with it?
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