When you go to a goodreads page for an unreleased book there is almost always ratings and reviews, I’m not talking about people who read an arc I’m talking about people who rate books they haven’t read. Sometimes the book doesn’t even have a title there’s a untitled John Green book that has 483 ratings I don’t get why so many people would rate a book they know nothing about. It’s always a five star or one star review, the five star reviews kinda makes since I understand that if it’s your favorite author you might want to make a review saying your exited for the book but I you can’t know for sure that your going to like a book until you actually read it.
There have been plenty of times were I was sure I was going to love a book and then ended up giving it only 2 stars or not even finishing it you can never know with complete certainty that your going to like something. Even though I don’t entirely understand people who give books they haven’t read five stars it annoys me a lot less then people who do the opposite. Every time I go to a popular authors page for there upcoming book there’s always people who say they will never read that book and often say very mean things about the author and fans and it really frustrates me.
It doesn’t matter if you hate that book you never insult the author or the fans, not liking the book doesn’t mean that you don’t like the person who wrote it it’s ridiculous to think it does. Another thing with rating a book before you’ve read it is that it messes up the rating it it makes the rating inaccurate, and it often makes the rating be seen as lower then it should be. I think goodreads should make it so you can’t rate a book until a month or so before it comes out this way people who get a arc can still review it and we wouldn’t have as many people rating books they haven’t read and insulting authors I know people would still do it but it wouldn’t happen quite as often.