Criteria For Requests
I retain the right to refuse any book requests at my discretion. Generally speaking, the genres I am willing and excited to review are:
- Young Adult
- New Adult
- Contemporary Teen
If the plot interests me, I am willing to review:
- Adult Contemporary
- Straight-Up Sci-Fi
I generally dislike:
- High Fantasy
I will NEVER review:
- Self-Harm Centric Plots
How to Request
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit all review requests via email! If by some miracle I notice your request on some form of social media, I will immediately direct you to my email. If a conversation is not in my inbox, my brain selectively chooses that it does not exist by no choice of my own.
In your email, please include a summary, however brief, of the book. If I have to scour the internet to find info about the book, I know myself well enough to tell you that I won't.
I prefer MOBI or ePub. I will accept PDF if no other form is available.
If I accept your offer to review, I will let you know right away what my review and post will entail. Depending on my availability, I can offer a review at an unspecified time, a review on a specific date, or a full post with author interaction.
I've Accepted Your Request! Now What?
As mentioned above, I will discuss up front what kind of post I am looking to do. If we've agreed on a full post, let me know what sort of interviews, guest posts, giveaways, etc. you would like to do.
I will more often than not post promos on Instagram and Twitter. If you specifically want this, though, please mention that and I'd be happy to oblige!
If I finish reading and intend to write a 1 or 2 star review, I will contact you and we can discuss how you would like to proceed with posts. As long as the book does not contain abuse or rape, I'd still be happy to do some excerpts and promos if you don't want me to share my review.
If you committed to involvement in my post, I will send you a reminder email one week before the discussed post date. If you do not provide me with content, I will post a regular review and promo post. If you send me your content soon after the post, I will make a separate post with that content.
If I am running behind our scheduled date, I will contact you. Likewise, if publication moves and you want me to change my date, let me know. If you believe I have not upheld my commitments, please contact me.
My Rating System
★☆☆☆☆ This book was an absolute waste of my time. There is no salvaging and I am writing this review as a warning to others.
★★☆☆☆ There were a lot of problems with this book, but there is something worth salvaging. With the right editor I see hope for it.
★★★☆☆ A solid book, but nothing special. I enjoyed my time reading it.
★★★★☆ A very good book. Either there were a few problems or there just wasn't an extra zing to make me adore it.
★★★★★ Absolutely addicting and I can't think of anything to change about it. It's going right back on my shelf to be re-read.