Book Review Policy


If an author or publisher would like me to review their book, you can contact me via email, WordPress, or Instagram I typically check all three sources of social media on a daily basis.



I tend to read from a wide selection of books and genres. I particularly enjoy young adult and new adult fiction. This does not mean, however, I will not read from other age demographics. Genres I am particularly interested in are (in order of preference):

  • Coming of Age
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Supernatural/Paranormal
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Dystopia
  • Science Fiction
  • Classics

There are not many books that I won’t read, though I prefer New Adult and Adult Literature (I don’t tend to read Middle Age but I do make exceptions). Some genres I prefer not to read include:

  • Non-fiction (depends)
  • Psychological thrillers
  • Tragedy (unless accompanied with an uplifting second genre)

If you don’t know, simply ask; I don’t bite and I enjoy discussing books either way so it will not annoy or bother me if you have an inquiry. There are always exceptions for both genres I do enjoy and those I dislike. For instance, I have a hard time with horror; however, I love many of Edgar Allan Poe’s works. Additionally, I love fantasy and dystopia. Nevertheless, I did not enjoy the second and final book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (cue the gasps now).


I will review physical copies, e-books, and audiobooks for review; however, I do prefer to review physical copies. The only books I will not review are self-published.


The outline of my reviews will include the following information:

  • Synopsis (usually taken from Goodreads)
  • Cover Art Image
  • Basic Information: title, series title, author, publisher, publication date, format
  • Appeal Factors: genre/themes
  • Rating
  • Review

Caution: My reviews may contain spoilers. I try to refrain from discussing specific details of the novel but sometimes it is inevitable. Please read my reviews at your own risk, knowing that spoilers may occur.


☆☆☆☆☆ – I absolutely adored this book! It has permanently left a piece of it with me!

☆☆☆☆ – I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for anyone’s TBR list!

☆☆☆ – I enjoyed the book yet there was something lacking in the novel or some sort of flaw.

☆☆ – I finished the book but it was not my cup of tea.

☆ – I did not enjoy this book whatsoever.


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I reserve the right to reflect my own personal thoughts regarding books and other topics with 100% honesty, including both positive and negative reviews. This is not an attack on the author or book itself, yet my own personal reflection. I reserve the right to refuse to review a book. Not all books I read will have reviews; however, most will. I will not sway or bias my reviews for compensation of any sort – please don’t bother asking. All opinions are of my own accord.

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Updated: 2021-01-09