Book Review Policy

Review Policy - Accepting

I love reading and normally review every book I read on this website as well as on Goodreads and LibraryThing.

If you are an author or publisher and want a book reviewed, I may be able to help. I will consider reading your book and writing an honest review for free if it meets the guidelines below.

I definitely will consider reading most categories for children, especially fantasy or adventure stories for the 9+ age group. Fantasy books for young adults and adults will also be well received. The other genres that I will consider, if the blurb and cover design catch my attention, are historical, Christain, cozy mysteries, romance, suspense and feel-good animal stories. I often read apocalyptic novels but am picky with other types of horror stories.

Do not ask me to read non-fiction, poetry, erotica or psychological thrillers. And to be honest, I am not keen on vampires or werewolves so will most likely reject books with these themes too.

If your book is part of a series: Reading the first book in a series will never be an issue, yet asking me to read the second or third book if I haven’t read the previous books isn’t fair. Feel free to ask me to review later books in a series as long as you are willing to provide the previous books too if I request them. Having said that, if you want a review on book 13 in a series, it is highly unlikely I will want to read thirteen books in order to write a book review.

My reading preference is either paperback, epub, mobi or audiobook. I will not read PDF versions.

Reviews will be placed on three websites: Goodreads (Amazon often pulls reviews from here), LibraryThing (I notice Google Play Books pull reviews from here) and my website (refer to For Readers tab for a list of reviews).

Currently accepting review copies: In the event that I have too many books in my review list, books by Australian authors will be given preference. Check the image on this page. It will indicate if I am accepting or not accepting review copies. Sometimes I have to take a break from accepting more books in order to catch up on the ones I already have, or if I have other commitments.

I reserve the right to decline any book that is offered for review. I also reserve the right not to write a review for a book I do accept if I cannot finish reading it due to lack of interest in the characters and/or storyline. Life is too short to force myself to read a book I am not enjoying.

Please understand that providing me with a review copy of your book will not guarantee a positive review. I only write honest reviews. I attempt to include what I like and dislike about the storyline, characters, plot and world. I always include the cover and the blurb. And every review has up to a five-star rating.

If your book fits the guidelines and you agree to my terms, please use the contact page to provide details of the book – the blurb, details of genre, length, subject matter and a link to the book cover (I will use the cover in my review). I will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours where possible. I live in Australia, so please allow for time zone differences.

Finally, if you have any questions or if the genre of your book is not mentioned above, go ahead and contact me.