I am currently accepting Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade books to review. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests and more information.
I accept print ARCs and finished copies, e-books, and indie press books. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books.
I am willing to read just about anything, but like any person I have favorite genres and genres that just don’t pique my interest.
I will accept books from the following genres:
- Historical fiction and select historical non-fiction
- Fairy tale/myth retellings
- Short story compilations
- Graphic Novels
I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:
- Non-fiction (with the exception of select historical books)
- Memoirs/modern biographies
- Gothic horror/romance
- Contemporary (this is negotiable if it has a good summary)
- “Issues” books (dying mothers, cancer diagnoses, mental illnesses, family drama, etc)
- Extremely political or “hot button” topics
- Overtly preachy religious fiction (Christian values are fine)
Once I accept a book, depending on how many other books I have to read it will take anywhere from a day to a month to read the book and then post a review.
I will write a review for every book I finish. A slightly modified review will also appear on Goodreads with a link back to this blog. My reviews are written in a relaxed tone and tend to be a mind dump of what I thought about the book (what I liked and thought worked as well as what I thought didn’t). They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.
I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.
With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.
If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book and why it wasn’t clicking with me.
All reviews will include the following:
- Cover art
- Number rating (out of 5)
- A synopsis
- My review: What I liked and didn’t
5/5 = I loved this book and want to own a copy!
4/5 = I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a perfect “Special Shelf” match for me, but I really liked it. This is my most common rating.