Book Review Policy

My review policy:

I give honest, unbiased reviews of all books that I choose to review. My reviews generally run 3′s and 4’s. I very rarely give 1’s, 2’s or 5’s.

I will post my negative reviews (1’s and 2’s) to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads. I know that posting negative reviews is a hot topic in the blogosphere. My reason for doing so is that: People need to see the negative along with the good ones. I will not write my review trashing the author. It does no good to do that and honestly, makes the blogger (and in turn the blogging community) look bad.

What my review will contain:

My review will contain a brief synopsis of the book (very brief). I will discuss how the main characters make me feel and if I like the plotlines or not. I will discuss how the books fit into their genre and if I like it. I will add a bit of snark to my reviews as well as GIFS/pictures pulled from Google. I will also discuss if I feel the plot lagged or if there were any holes in the plot.

Since I review mostly ARC’s, I will not comment on spelling, sentence structure, and stuff along that line. ARC’s are unedited and I feel should not be reviewed with that stuff in mind.

I will do a like/dislike section of the review. I give 3 things I like/dislike about the book.

I will discuss what rating I will give the book and why. I will give a trigger warning with an explanation. I also will give whether or not I will reread the book/recommend to family and friends.

Other stuff:

I have a set list of what I will review and what I will not review.

What I will review: Young Adult/New Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Women’s Lit, Middle Grade, Thriller, Suspense

What I will not review: Self Help, DIY, Reference, Nonfiction, Religion, Cookbooks, Children

I will include the book’s link to Amazon and Barnes and Noble at the beginning of my review. As well as links to Goodreads.

With the exceptions of ARC’s coming from NetGalley or a street/review team I am on, I will not give dates where I will have the review done by. I have done that in the past. It put too much pressure on me to get the reviews done by the date I gave. If you do need the review by a certain date, please tell me upfront. I do not read minds (even though I wish I could).

How to reach me:

Through my contact form is preferable. Also, please do not contact me through Goodreads, the blog’s Facebook page, and Twitter. I will not respond to any requests submitted through there.

Where I post my reviews:

I post my reviews on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Tumblr, Google Plus, Twitter, Linkden, Facebook, and Amazon.