The Ones We Burn discourse

Big discourse over The Ones We Burn, which is mostly second-hand information from Twitter/Tiktok/Tumblr etc. I’ve collected a list of Goodreads reviews of people who have actually read the book and their thoughts. I’ll also be averaging ratings at the end of each section. I’ll try to update this in my abundant spare time. Thanks for looking at my blog.

7/28: As reviews copies go live on NetGalley UK and Edelweiss+, I’ll be cross-checking both places and verifying reviews. NetGalley US is not public yet but Edelweiss+ has been for a while.

ALL REVIEWS

Grace D. Li, 5 stars [author]
Sierra LaFollette, 5 stars [unverified]
Candice Montgomery, 5 stars [author]
Mara, 5 stars [author]
Meryl Wilsner, 5 stars [author]
Georgina, deleted original review, 4 stars [unverified]
Robin, deleted review & links to tweet & apologizes [edelweiss+]
Karis Rogerson, 5 stars [author]
Kennedy Davenport, 1 star [unverified]
Vanessa, 1 star, DNF [unverified]
Carina, 1 star, DNF [unverified]
PAOLAMJ, 5 stars [unverified]
Landice, this review just self-promotes, unstarred [unverified]
michelle j, 5 stars [unverified]
Aliya Bree Hall, deleted review [unverified]
Kelly, deleted review [unverified]
Dia, 1 star [unverified]
Chloe, 5 stars [author]
Minju Kim, 1 star, edited and apologized [unverified]
Jenny Suzanne, 5 stars [unverified]
Naomi, 5 stars [author]
Karensa McElrath, reviewed, no rating [unverified]
Robin, deleted original review, unstarred [edelweiss+]
Kat, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Vivian Sierra, re-rated and apologized, 1 star [unverified]
Camille, 4 stars [unverified]
Laynie Rose, unstarred and deleted review [edelweiss+]
liz, 5 stars [unverified]
Linda, 1 star, viral, (doesn’t self-identify as Black) [unverified]
Hayley, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Cody Roecker, unstarred, and removed review [edelweiss+]
lay, 5 stars [unverified]
Starr, 3 stars [edelweiss+]
Alyssa, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Fran Dorricott, 5 stars [author]
Natasha Ngan, 5 stars [author]
Sheyla Knigge, 5 stars [author]
Laura, 3 stars, discourse review [unverified]
Latitude (me!), 3 stars, discourse review [self-verified]
Alex Woods, 1 star [unverified]
Eden, 3 stars [unverified]
Sol, 5 stars  [physical ARC]
Casey, 4 stars [unverified]
Jules Pelarski, 2 stars [physical ARC]
Jennie Artemis, 3 stars [netgalley]
Shannon Newton, 4 stars [netgalley]
EK, 4 stars [netgalley]
Lu, 3 stars [netgalley]
Danika Robyn, 5 stars [netgalley]
Emilia, 5 stars [unverified]

Average: 3.7 stars [not updated]

FROM BLACK REVIEWERS

Sheyla Knigge, 5 stars,
Alex Woods, 1 star
Casey, 4 stars
Candice Montgomery, 5 stars
Naomi, 5 stars
Dia, 1 stars
Vanessa, 1 star, DNF
Kennedy Davenport, 1 star
Sol, 5 stars
EK, 4 stars

Average: 3 stars

Linda, 1 star, viral, (doesn’t self-identify as Black)

+Linda average = 2.8 stars

FROM JEWISH REVIEWERS

Mara, 5 stars
Latitude (me!), 3 stars, discourse review

Average: 4 stars

DELETED OR REVISED REVIEWS

Cody Roecker, unstarred, and removed review
Laynie Rose, unstarred and deleted review
Vivian Sierra, re-rated and apologized, 1 star
Georgina, deleted original review, 4 stars
Robin, deleted review & links to tweet & apologizes
Aliya Bree Hall, deleted review
Kelly, deleted review
Alex Woods, 1 star, originally 3 stars, included update
Dia, 1 stars, originally 5 stars, deleted and replaced review

Average: 1.75 stars

REVIEWS PRIMARILY WRITTEN TO ADDRESS DISCOURSE

Casey, 4 stars, discourse review
Laura, 3 stars, discourse review
Latitude (me!), 3 stars, discourse review

Average: 3.3 stars

VERIFIED REVIEWS

Disclaimer that I don’t think this is perfect science because it relies on Goodreads names being the same/similar to their names on review sites, or the content of their actual review being the same, or guesswork through research.

Jules Pelarski, 2 stars [physical ARC]
Jennie Artemis, 3 stars [netgalley]
Shannon Newton, 4 stars [netgalley]
EK, 4 stars [netgalley]
Lu, 3 stars [netgalley]
Sol, 5 stars  [physical ARC]
Latitude (me!), 3 stars, discourse review [self-verified]
Starr, 3 stars [edelweiss+]
Alyssa, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Fran Dorricott, 5 stars [author]
Natasha Ngan, 5 stars [author]
Sheyla Knigge, 5 stars [author]
Starr, 3 stars [edelweiss+]
Alyssa, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Fran Dorricott, 5 stars [author]
Natasha Ngan, 5 stars [author]
Hayley, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Cody Roecker, unstarred, and removed review [edelweiss+]
Laynie Rose, unstarred and deleted review [edelweiss+]
Robin, deleted original review, unstarred [edelweiss+]
Kat, 5 stars [edelweiss+]
Chloe, 5 stars [author]
Grace D. Li, 5 stars [author]
Candice Montgomery, 5 stars [author]
Mara, 5 stars [author]
Meryl Wilsner, 5 stars [author]
Robin, deleted review & links to tweet & apologizes [edelweiss+]
Karis Rogerson, 5 stars [author]
Danika Robyn, 5 stars [netgalley]

AVERAGE VERIFIED SCORE = 4.4 stars

I’m white, so my opinions on racism are both immaterial and uninteresting. However, I am Jew-ish (emphasis on the ish) and I can speak to the alleged antisemitism (see my review collected above, I am also an early ARC reader).

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