Book Review Policy

Genres Reviewed

At the moment I am only accepting book review requests for the following genres:
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Dystopian/Post-apocalyptic
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery/thriller
  • Steampunk
I will review Young Adult, New Adult or Adult novels.

 

Formats Accepted

I currently accept review copies in the following formats:
  • .mobi (Kindle)
  • PDF
  • Paperback
Please be aware that I am based in the UK, so physical copies will take longer to reach me if posting from the US.
 
I prefer to read in series order, so please only send the first book in a series.

 

Review Criteria

Book reviews are based on my personal thoughts and opinions. The criteria I use to write my reviews are:

  • Plot (believability, hooks, suspense, pace)
  • Characters (likeability, realism, relationships)
  • Language and Style
  • Emotional Response
  • Meaning (feminist and other socio-political interpretations
  • Continuity (how it compares to prequels/sequels)
  • Originality

 

Payment Policy

I will never accept payment for a review. Occasionally authors and publishers send me free books to review. They do so in the understanding that I will review their book honestly and will make my readers aware that I have received a free copy. Free books or book ‘swag’ such as bookmarks or stickers will never influence my review.

 

Rating System

5 star rating  I loved it and am likely to re-read or purchase it.
 
4 star rating I really liked it and would recommend it.
 
3 star rating It was ok-I mostly liked it despite some weaknesses.
 
2 star rating I enjoyed some parts but overall it wasn’t for me.
 
1 star rating I really disliked it and struggled to finish.
 

 Request a Book Review

Book review requests are currently closed, but expected to open again on 1st March 2018.

To request a book review, please fill in this form and I will respond within 48 hours. If your request is accepted, I will contact you by email to request a review copy of the book and arrange a time-scale for publishing the review. All reviews are posted on Goodreads and on this blog but may be posted to book merchant websites on request.

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