Do you read reviews? Do you take them to heart? Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of reading the book Fury by Laurann Dohner. It is book one in her New Species line.
So as a reader and as a writer, my advice is be kind to authors with your reviews. Authors are people too. We spend a long time creating, yes creating, our stories. They are personal to us. We love each and every one of these stories.