Review Policy

I am always open to review requests and book recommendations. If you have a request or a recommendation for me please e-mail me (readerwritercritic.blog@gmail.com), or you can message me onGoodreads or Facebook . If you are contacting me with a request please include the following information (or a link to where these can be found such as Goodreads):

  • Book Title and Author
  • Synopsis
  • Genre and Age Group/Audience
  • Expected Date of Publication
  • Due Date of Review
  • If You Want The Review To Be Sent to You, How and Where do I Send it?

I prefer printed copies of books, but I am open to e-copies in certain situations.

I am general open minded and willing to try anything however please note that I prefer YA and typically do not accept New Adult. Middle Grade is not preferred, but if it sounds good then I am willing to try it.
I prefer these genre:

  • Fantasy
  • Dystopia
  • Paranormal
  • Some Mystery
  • Mythology/Mythological Elements
  • Fairy-tale or Myth Retellings

I am generally hesitant about these genre, but I frequently read them anyways:

  • Contemporary
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Sports Books

Do not hesitate to recommend or request I read a book, even if I have listed the genre as something I’m hesitant about. I’m hesitant but that doesn’t mean I won’t read it or that I won’t love it!

Please note when you contact me with a request that I am very busy and probably already have a stack of books to read. Don’t let this discourage you, I simply ask that you note and respect this, and allow me about 3-6 weeks to read and review the book. I will make sure to prioritize and get reading and reviewing your book as soon as possible and in a timely manner, because I respect your time.

I will always give my honest review and opinion. Please remember that book reviews are opinions, and that I will express mine. However, I try not to be cruel in my reviews because I respect the time, heart, and effort that goes in to each book. If I don’t like the book I will provide constructive criticism and reasons why I did not enjoy it.Also, I occasionally won’t finish a book if I find that I extremely dislike it. My rating system is roughly as follows, but please note that star ratings are rather general and if you want to get the best idea of what I thought you should read my full review:

  • 5 Stars: I loved this book to pieces and will go around recommending it to every living creature I see
  • 4 Stars: I loved this book but it didn’t quite make star status for reasons stated in my review
  • 3 Stars: This book was fairly good. I don’t necessarily feel strongly one way or another about it and it had some issues.
  • 2 Stars: This book might have been mildly entertaining, but I had too many issues with it to really enjoy it.
  • 1 Star: I would never recommend this book and I did NOT enjoy it one bit!

I will post the review here on my blog, as well as send it to you if you would like, and post it on Goodreads.

I will respond to all emails or messages as soon as I get the chance (typically the in a few days if not the same day, unless I can not access my account for some reason). I will reply to you with a yes or a no. Either way I will reply to you and I reserve the right to say no to a request for any reason. Typically, if I say no it is because I simply don’t have time or because I don’t think your book will be a good fit for me. I apologize if I am not able to accept your request but it is impossible for me to accept them all.

PLEASE NOTE:
I will absolutely not participate in any thing that is purely promotional, such as cover reveals, blitzes, or similar promotional posts. If you are not sure if your request falls into this category, you may still contact me and I will either accept or tell you that I am sorry but it falls into this purely promotional category and I will have to decline.

HOWEVER, I will do author interviews and posts about the book that have substance and that I believe will benefit or entertain my readers. If you would like to schedule something like this let me know and please explain in your message exactly what you have in mind so that I am clear on what you are asking me to participate in.

Thanks so much for considering me and thank you for respecting my rules, time, wishes, and requests!

NOTE: I am NOT currently accepting self published ARCs. Sorry! I wish you the best of luck.

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