Dear Authors and Publishers,
Thank you for taking the time to read my review policy!! My review policy is long, but it is also thorough. I know that there are many incredible bloggers and book influencers out there, and I want to make sure we make the right choice to collaborate together ✨
I am currently accepting Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult books for review (no MG). I require either a print or Kindle copy of your book, although a print copy is preferred. I’m a tactile reader! I do not accept PDF or ePUB copies, no exceptions. I do review through NetGalley. You can send your emails to email@example.com.
If your book is part of a series, please consider sending me the previous books in the series. It’s happened before where I didn’t have the previous books and ended lacking the background information necessary to understand a book, which affects the review. Please use caution when submitting a request for a book in the middle of a series.
Please note: I do not accept non-fiction books of any kind for review. I accept YA, NA and Adult fiction in the following genre’s:
- (High / Urban / Epic) fantasy
- Fairytale Retellings
- Contemporary Romance
- Select Thrillers
- Select Science Fiction
Accepting a review copy does not guarantee a glowing and positive review. It does guarantee an honest one. I do not review DNFs on my blog, nor will I include a rating for those books if I don’t read over 60% of the story. I may post a GR update (depending on how far I read) talking about why it wasn’t for me.
If I do not like your book, it is my policy that I do not feel pressured to review it. I also reserve the right to not post a review of your book should I not feel comfortable doing so for any reason. Unless I’m reviewing for a tour company or for a blog tour, please don’t email me to check up on your book. If I am reviewing your book for a tour, I will follow tour guidelines for the length of the tour in regards to negative reviews.
I make every effort to read and review my books in a timely fashion with regard to release dates, but this is not guaranteed. A book received 2-3 months prior to when you’d like the review to be posted/the release date is much more appreciated and much more likely to get read in a timely manner.
All reviews are eventually migrated to Goodreads and linked back to the blog. I do not review on Amazon.
Authors and/or publishers may use any part of my review for promotional purposes.
Review Formats / The Actual Post
Unless you are sending me a copy of your book through a tour company, I do not guarantee a standalone review for your book. A review can take many forms on my blog. I could review your book…
- As a standalone review post (examples)
- On a post of mini-reviews (example)
- In a discussion post (examples)
- In a book tag (examples)
- On Goodreads, but not on my blog (example)
- On Instagram and Goodreads, but not my blog (example
My reviews are written in a relaxed, honest, and conversational manner and are not meant to be “objective literary critiques.” That said, I do like to explain why the book in question did or did not work for me personally. In the case that I didn’t enjoy it, I try to say who would enjoy the book.
My reviews are my opinion, and if I didn’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that, but my reviews are also aimed towards recommending books for other people. What I do not do is write nasty or snarky commentary towards the author when writing a negative or DNF review. I can’t say that I haven’t ranted some about Veronica Roth and Allegiant, but I do not, under any circumstances, attack the author themselves.
*** What to include in a review request
If certain things are missing, the request will be denied. Please adhere to the following outline…
- The title/author of the book
- Goodreads link, blurb, or a personal summary.
- What format the book will be in (ARC, finished print copy, or Kindle copy. Anything else will not be accepted.)
- What genre the book is in
I also like for there to be some personality in the contact. I would like to be contacted by the person I will be conversing with, and I would like some familiarity. Like using my name, and not starting off with “To Whom It May Concern” in a clearly copy-and-pasted email.
For information on Promotional Posts and/or Guest Posts, click here.
If you have any further questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to answer them!