Review Policy

For those of you who are interested in having me review your books, here’s a little bit of info about the type of books I read, how I review them, and whether I’m currently taking requests.


Requests are currently: LIMITED! Please read the following information to ensure I’m the right fit for your book and vice-versa.


Genres:

Young Adult: Diverse contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction. Examples include They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, and Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

Adult: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction. Examples include River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey, The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin, Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sonderby, and Nothing but Sky by Amy Trueblood.

Non-fiction: anything which deals with the experiences or representation of women, queer, disabled and/or people of colour, human-animal relations, animals and nature, history, Disney (the history of, and representation in), international relations, anthropology, video gaming/game studies. Examples include The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, Yes, You are Trans Enough by Mia Violet, Educated by Tara Westover, and Gaming Masculinity by Megan Condis.

Graphic Novels and Comic Books: examples include Pome-mag’s Group Chat, Beyond: Queer SFF Comic Anthology, Moonshot: Indigenous Comic Anthology, and Lumberjanes: Volume One.

I do not read grimdark, thrillers, crime, poetry, paranormal, spiritual, erotica, or romance

 

Formats:

→ Physical books (preferred as I find them physically easier to read)
→ Ebooks which are correctly formatted to be read on a Kindle

 

Ratings:

★★★★★ – Completely took my breath away and became an instant favourite. I will literally not stop talking about it
★★★★ – I thoroughly enjoyed it and will heartily recommend it to everyone
★★★ – Something which is enjoyable and a decent read
★★ – Read through to the end but didn’t love it due to personal taste
★/DNF – Reserved for books with problematic content

 

Why Me:

→ I am a first-class graduate who is able to read books critically and write posts in an engaging manner
→ I am a ‘top reviewer’ on Netgalley – meaning that 3 or more of my reviews have been chosen by publishers to feature on the title page of their books
→ I always provide honest, unbiased and sensitive reviews of books
→  All reviews are cross-posted to Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon
→ I love interacting with and supporting authors, if you would like to run any giveaways, take part in my author spotlight feature, or blog tours then please do get in touch
→ I welcome requests made by independent writers, small publishing houses, and debut novelists!

Important Information:

Timeframe: Please make me aware if there is a date which you would like me to read and review your book by. I cannot always guarantee that time frames will be met dead on but I always try my best. If you don’t mind when I post the review then even better!

Honesty: I always review honestly and it is something that I am very committed to as a book blogger. However, I always try to be sensitive when reviewing books as I understand how much effort writers put into bringing their little creations into the world. If for any reasons I am unable to finish your book due to problematic content, I will email you with feedback and post a brief summary on Goodreads outlining the reason. This very rarely happens but it’s best to be up front!

→ If you are interested in sending me an ARC and having me review your book, please contact me here with more information including a summary and cover image, release date, estimated time frame, and why you feel think I would be a good fit for your book!