If you are an author or publisher interested in me potentially reading and reviewing your book, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form on my contact page after reading my review policy below.
My preference is a physical copy of the book, either as an ARC or the finished copy, as I also run a bookstagram account and would be sharing my thoughts there, too.
My reviews reflect not only my own enjoyment of the book but also how likely I am to recommend it to other readers. Even if I personally did not enjoy a book, I recognise that there will be plenty of people who might end up loving it and this is something I aim to portray that in my reviews.
|★★★★★||I loved this book – it might even be a new favourite! I would highly recommend this book and will probably scream about it to anyone that will listen.|
|★★★★☆||I really enjoyed this book and think the majority of readers would too! I would still highly recommend this book with only slightly less enthusiasm than a 5-star read.|
|★★★☆☆||I enjoyed this book felt there was just something missing. I would still recommend this book, particularly to people who enjoyed similar genres and titles.|
|★★☆☆☆||I did not enjoy this book – it wasn’t for me but I can see why other people may have enjoyed it. I would mainly recommend this to people who have enjoyed similar titles or the author’s other works.|
|★☆☆☆☆||I disliked this book and would struggle to recommend it to other readers.|
|DNF||I occasionally do not finish books. In the event of a dnf I will not rate a book but will still mention my thoughts on it in monthly wraps ups.|
I tend to gravitate towards fictional titles for adult, new adult, and young adult audiences, but I do occasionally read stories that are targeted towards middle grade or 9-12 age groups. My preferred genres are as follows:
Highly preferred: fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction.
Would still read: contemporary, romance, thriller, real lives/biography/memoir.
Would not read at all: history, business, religion/spirituality.
Policy & Disclaimers
- I am fair in my review process and all of my reviews are my own personal, honest opinions.
- I will only write a full review for books I rates 3 stars or higher. If I rate a book below 3 stars I will still include it in my monthly wrap up and, in some cases, write a short review on Goodreads.
- My reviews will always be cross-posted to both Goodreads and the Waterstones website.
- If the book is an ARC or proof copy, I will aim to post my review within 2 weeks of publication.