Review Policy

If you are an author or publisher interested in me potentially reading and reviewing your book, please contact me at 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.

Rating System

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.
DNFI 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.

Reading Preferences

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.