Review Policy

Hello! Please send all requests to toborroworbuy@gmail.com.

I am currently accepting select Adult and Young Adult novels.

I accept print ARCs, eARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks.

If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books.

Genres

I  accept Adult and YA fictioin in the following genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Dystopian fiction
  • Free verse novels (especially anything by Ellen Hopkins!)

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Sci-fi
  • Short story compilations (unless part of a series I already read such as The Mortal InstrumentsThe SelectionRed Queen, or other books I’ve reviewed in the past)

Accepting Books

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review.

I will make every effort to read and review a book in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates. I prefer to receive a book 3-4 months prior to when you would like the review posted.

Reviews

I will write a review for every book I finish. However, if while reading I feel that this book does not blend well with what I usually read or is something my followers will be interested in I will not finish the book nor review it.

If that is the case I will immediately contact the author and/or publisher that gave me the book so we can discuss possibly doing something else to promote the novel such as an author interview or a preview of the novel.

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 always try to explain why a novel didn’t work for me without being rude or defamatory to the novel or it’s author.

Review Structure

All reviews will include the following:

  • Cover art
  • Synopsis
  • My review
  • Whether readers should buy or borrow the novel
  • Star rating
  • Favorite line
  • Links to other book reviews

Star Rating:

I rate books on a five star scale, 1 being I didn’t like the novel at all, 5 being I loved it and highly recommend it. I never give a book less than one star and I don’t use half stars.

Giveaways

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books.

I use Rafflecopter for all my giveaways and people will enter using the provided link and Rafflecopter will draw the winner.

If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request:

  • Title/Author
  • Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, paperback, audiobook)
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
  • Run time of the giveaway
  • Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed, etc.)

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