Song from the Ashes
There's also a 4/5 star review at Barnes and Noble, so I'm excited about both of these!
I really appreciate those who take the time to review the book after reading it, as I know I sometimes agonize over writing reviews when I finish a book. If I loved the book, I want my words to properly convey how good I thought it was, but if the book was just okay (I won't write a review on a book I didn't like), I want to be honest, but I don't want to hurt an author's feelings (since I know what that feels like). But at the end of the day, I know I really want HONEST reviews. Otherwise--what's the point, really? Anyone can say a book is good.
For me, I think I'm a little more hardened to reviews or bad critiques, rejections, etc. due to 5 years in George Mason's MFA in Creative Writing program. Every course in the program involved having our writing workshopped (or workshopping others), and from that experience I've grown a thicker skin.
Even so, it's great to get a review that validates your work.