I saw. . . ONE STAR!
I gasped (literally) and exclaimed, "One star?!"
I mean, not that one star is unimaginable to me. Some people are going to like my book; some people aren't. I know that and I'm totally okay with that. (I really am!) But I will admit that seeing the first one-star rating after receiving a couple of great reviews and emails over the past couple of days was a little bit jarring.
I investigated further to determine whether there was any clue as to why the reviewer didn't like it. There wasn't a text review, a link to a website, nada. That's when I noticed that the category in which FREEFALL was marked was "to-be read." Ah! That was perplexing, but reassuring. Perhaps somehow in adding it to the list, the reviewer clicked the star on accident? But THEN I saw that most of the books on her list are also marked as "to-be read" and they have ratings attached to them that are all across the board. Meaning . . . what? I don't know!
Anywayyyyyy. I received my first one-star rating on Goodreads today! It might or might have been intentional and the reviewer might or might not have read the book. But you know what? Either way, I can handle it!