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.
→ Young Adult: Diverse contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction. Examples include The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman, Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce, and Wranglestone by Darren Charlton
→ Adult: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction. Examples include River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey, the Wayfarer series by Becky Chambers, Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby, the Tensorate series by JY Yang, and The Poppy War by R.F Kuang
→ Non-fiction: Examples include The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri, Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture by Megan Condis, Queering Sexual Violence edited by Jennifer Pattison, and Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey
→ Graphic Novels and Comic Books: Examples include Beyond: Queer SFF Comic Anthology, Moonshot: Indigenous Comic Anthology, Heartstopper, The Tea Dragon Society, and Moonstruck
I do not read grimdark, thrillers, crime, poetry, paranormal, spiritual, or erotica
→ Physical books (preferred as I find them physically easier to read)
→ Ebooks which are correctly formatted to be read on a Kindle
★★★★★ – 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
→ I am a current PhD candidate 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!
→ 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!