Review Policy


Authors and publishers, I’m happy to review almost any young adult, science fiction, fantasy, and romance novel. Please read my review policy before sending a request.

E-BOOKS: I do have a Kindle and will accept some requests for ebook reviews, but I prefer physical copies.

READING PREFERENCES: I especially enjoy young adult novels with the paranormal. I will also accept requests for other science fiction, fantasy, and romance novels. I’m very picky about contemporary and others genres I have not listed, I sometimes have a hard time enjoying them. Note: If you are requesting a review of a book in a series, and it’s a series I have not read, I will request that you send any book(s) that come before it so I can write an accurate review.

Some authors I enjoy are Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Jennifer L Armentrout, Christopher Pike, L J Smith, Veronica Roth, Aprilynne Pike, Rick Riordon, Lynsay Sands, Suzanne Collins, Julia Crane, Aimee Carter and more.

I will accept ARCs, Uncorrected Proofs, Galleys, or final books (hardcover or paperbacks). Any book I receive will not be sold. It will be added to my personal book shelf.

TIME FRAME: I will try my best to have a review ready to post in a timely manner, but I have a job. This means that my work always comes first. If you have a specific date request, I’d appreciate a forewarning. I try to post ARC reviews within a month of its release (as close to the release as I can).

I can’t guarantee a book will be reviewed because if I do not like a book, I won’t always take the time to finish it for the above reasons. If I can, I will attempt to send it on to another blogger who will enjoy it.

REVIEWS: I am honest in my reviews and avoid spoilers. I’m straightforward in my reasons for why I did or did not like a book, so my readers can make their own assumptions based on my review.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS/BLOG TOURS: I welcome the opportunity to participate in all of these.

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**FULL DISCLOSURE** I do not receive any monetary compensation for my reviews.