Hi, trying to get a review is better than doing nothing You may get a new reader (=the reviewer) and possibly one or two who follow the review book. Sometimes it’s about luck. But the reviewer often gives more feedback, so that’s good. Unfortunately, that goes for like 10 first chapters at most. But even that is good, since if the start is weak, the chance for a reader to continue is rapidly falling
Awards are also a good place to get some reads and reviews (if they are given). I often at least check the winners in the other categories. Others may do it too. I’ve gained a reader or two because they saw my story ranking in a lot of Awards So they got curios and checked my book
Your other option is entering Book Club. It’s a place (book) where you are in a group of people, and you read each other books per week or two or a month (this differs from club to club). You can read a chapter, two, three, or ten depending on the rules. But if the number is set, it’s usually one or two per week. If it’s monthly, you may decide the number of chapters with your partner.
The comments you give often have to be in-line, of certain length, tagged (# BC’s name like # CCBC or # LNBC <= but without the space after # ;-)), and give both positive and negative points. For example, you may like the descriptions, but the author made a lot of mistakes with punctuation in dialogue. Both should be pointed out. If you have an idea of how to improve or a different world/synonym, don’t be afraid to say it
I collect many Awards, BCs, Shops, and similar, so you may check out my account on WP Witto150 to get the lists