I hope you'll allow me a little bit of horn-tooting right now. I submitted my book, Spellbound, for review to the highly influential review site, Romancing the Book, and the responded right away with a nice reply that they didn't normally do Young Adult reviews but that they would certainly see if they had a reviewer who was interested and get back to me if I didn't mind waiting. I was grateful for the response and replied I appreciated waiting. I didn't hold out much hope. There are soooo many talented writers out there and a veritable plethora of books to read.
My muse went on a field trip it seems, because not more than a week or so later I received a followup email notifying me that one of their reviewers WAS interested and with my permission, they would send my book to her straight away. I said yes, yes, YES! That was a couple weeks ago and the review came in today. GUESS WHAT? I was bestowed a Lovely Rose. In their rating system, that is only one lower than their highest rating, and when it was transferred to Goodreads, it became 4 out of 5 stars. Good on me!
So here it is, because I am quite proud of it, and because I quite like how the reviewer did her job (thanks to you, Shyla!) I am loving the review but I am so pleased that the reviewer was entertained by my book. As an author, that's really all I want to do. And the fact that this reviewer thinks I have done that is AWESOME!