Review Policy

I AM NOW TAKING A HIATUS FROM REVIEW REQUEST, I WILL NOW START TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THOSE I’VE ALREADY RECEIVED AND ONCE I’M DONE SORTING THOSE OUT, I’LL OPEN UP REQUESTS AGAIN. 

THANK YOU

 

General Info:

If you are an author, publisher or publicist who would like me to review your book(s), I am currently accepting YA, and select NA and Middle Grade books for review. You can contact me at: wordsweheart@gmail.com

I accept ARCs and finished copies, and also e-books (in epub or Kindle {App} (Mobi) format). If the book is part of a series, then I may also need to prequels to it.  While I do accept e-books, I do prefer physical copies, only because they’re quicker for me to read. 

Genres:

I mostly read YA books, I also read select Middle Grade books, and I’m also open to NA books.

The genres I usually read include but are not limited to:

  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Dystopia
  • Contemporary
  • Mystery / Thriller
  • Mythology
  • Fairy Tale retellings

I don’t read:

  • Autobiographies
  • Non-Fiction
  • Erotica

Reviews:

I will always try my best to write an informative review. Whether it be negative or positive, I will always give my genuine thoughts on the book in a respectful way. I will also try my best to read and post my review in a timely fashion and around the release date. If your book is not yet released then it’ll take priority over already released books. If the book isn’t an ARC then I ask for about 2-5 months to review it. Please understand that I’m really busy in my day to day life and it might take me awhile to get to your books, and I  can also find myself overwhelmed with all the review books I have, but do know that I will get to it.

If I have accepted your request, and that time has passed and I haven’t reviewed it yet, feel free to send me a reminder email. Keep in mind that I won’t accept all requests . I’ll try my best to reply to the request I’m declining, but if I don’t reply, then that’s why. I’m very picky with the requests I accept, but there are numerous reasons why I might not accept your request:

  • I may not have the time at that moment.
  • Your book didn’t sound like something I’d enjoy.
  • Your request didn’t meet my criteria (ie. Genre, ect)

Also, if you’re sending me an e-copy, please DO NOT  include it in the original request email. If I’m accepting your request then I’ll reply to you saying so, and then you can send it to me, also know that you including it in the original request in no way encourages me to accept your request.

If I end u not accepting your review, then I came across this service called Book Plex and you can get review packages if you’d like. Also, you can check out my blogroll on my side bar to find some great blogs (: 

Also, if I do end up not accepting your request, I’d be more than happy to do a spotlight of your book on my blog. My goal is to promote books, so even if it’s not a right fit for me, it could be for someone else, all you have to do is ask, and I’ll gladly schedule one for you. 

I also link to my reviews on Goodreads, Tumblr, and Twitter. If you’d like, I can also post them on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, ect..

I’m also open to Author Interviews, Blog Tours, Cover Reveals, Blitz , ect..

In your email, please include:

  • Cover (it’s very important you include it)
  • Summary
  • Release Date
  • Tell me the format in which you’ll be sending it to me if I were to accept (ie. Physical or E-copy)
  • Excerpts would be appreciated.
  • The time frame you’d like the review to be posted, if you have one.
  • Any other relevant links and information

My reviews include:

  • Cover
  • General Information about the book (title, author, publication date and publisher, page count , series, ect..)
  • Summary
  • None spoiler review section with my general thoughts, along with my rating.
  • Spoiler Review section (with a warning)- more in-depth review.
  • Rating

I created this form so you can have an idea as to everything I’d want you to include, but don’t use it, I’d rather you email me, because it’s not really convenient for me because I got so many responses, so emails are easier for me.


 Rating: 

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5 stars: Loved it! It was fantastic! Nothing wrong with it in my eyes. wpid-2015-01-04-16-55-14.jpgwpid-2015-01-04-16-44-35.jpg

4.5 stars: Loved it,it was almost perfect to me.

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4 stars: Liked it a lot, but didn’t quite love it.

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3.5 stars: Beyond Average, still enjoyed it.

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3 stars: Average. As much good as bad. It could’ve been better.

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2.5 stars: Did not really enjoy it much, Disliked a lot about it.

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2 stars: There was a lot wrong with it.

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1.5 stars: Not the worst, but not good .

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1 star: I really strongly disliked it.

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3 thoughts on “Review Policy

  1. Deborah Smith says:

    I have two children’s book I would like you to review. They are the 1st and 2nd books in a series called “Life Stories From Papa’s Heart”. The first book is called “Friends to Chase the Storms Away” and the second is called “Dream Big, My Child”. I can be reached at deborahjeansmith8888@hotmail.com Thank you for considering reviewing my books. Deborah Smith

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