Okay, I have to say I am not a writer, my writing skills and grammar are atrocious! If I can find errors in your writing then it has to be bad.
I am a real stickler for typos, there is no excuse for a book to be FULL of stupid mistakes. I can understand that a few errors might slip through the cracks, but when a book is full of them it really takes away from the story for me. I mean come on, how hard is it to hit F7? Or to just proof-read for that matter.
Even if you are self publishing, have a friend or someone look it over before you actually publish it. To me there is nothing more frustrating than to try to read a book that is full of typos, formatting issues and bad grammar. To me it shows that the author probably, for one, rushed to get their book published and/or two, didn't care enough to double check their work. Show pride in your work, check, check and check it again.
I was given "Legacy - The Balancer Chronicles" by Chris Adonn to read and review, but I decided to read his prelude "The Eyes that See - Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles" first. Due to the amount of errors and poor writing skills I will NOT be waisting my time on the "Balancer Chronicles".
And to Mr. Adonn, the word "ORGANIZATION" is spelled with a Z, not an S! You misspelled this word 9 times in the first two chapters! What's up with that? You did finally start spelling it correctly late in chapter 2, but made no effort to correct the first 9 errors, why? I really feel that there is no excuse for this. Your book was so full of typos and errors that it really made the writing seem childish. You had a good story in mind, but the writing made it fall apart!
Your reference to certain points didn't match up with the original statement, words were missing where words should have been, words were in places that they shouldn't have been, typos were endless... I could go on and on, but I won't. Until this book has been properly "re-worked" it will go on the "Did Not Like Pile".
Josie's Torn by Lisa Vandiver was the same way. I just don't understand how an author can work so hard to put a story together and then have it fall apart because of spelling, formatting, grammar errors and just stupid mistakes.