1. I haven't read it yet, but...
No, no "but". If you haven't read it, don't leave a review. I don't care what you've heard about the book, or how you think the synopsis is awful.
2. Reviews of spite and/or retaliation (trolling)
Sometimes, a group of people will leave bad reviews in the hopes of sinking someone's career, hurting them, or worse. This is cruelty... it is wrong.
And, if your gripe with the author is actually genuine, (not every author is a sweet person) you're still using the wrong forum to air grievances. Stop it.
**Also, reviews that attack the author.**
3. I loved this book!
Great! Why did you score it low when nothing you said was critical? Was it a mistake? You realize you can edit your reviews, right?
4. Criticism of Amazon
I sympathize with issues people sometimes go through as consumers, but a book being out of stock (or whatever) isn't the failing of the author/book. Contact Customer Support, rate the company on a business site, but leave the poor book alone!
5. No, just no
I take it you didn't like the book. Cool, that's fine. What didn't you like? Too much violence? Cardboard characters? Elaborate.
6. I didn't read the description
Don't complain about being blindsided by adult content when the description clearly states the book contains such. Sometimes bolded... with asterisks... in capital letters.
And please remember to read the suggested ages the book is for. It will save a fair bit of "this book was too young for me" reviews.
7. I hate (insert genre here)
I understand. There are genres I don't read much, myself.
But... why did you buy this book knowing you dislike the type it is? Were you thinking this particular book would change your mind? Did you read it on a dare? Go buy a novel in a genre you enjoy or, at least, don't despise.
**I understand people "troll" this way but they also tend to have verified purchases. So, they waste money to whine!**
Have you come across these? Which irk you the most?