Review Policy

**ATTENTION: I am not accepting any review requests at this time**

General Information

I am currently accepting New Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade books. I mainly accept YA, but occasionally accept NA, and MG. You can contact me at theawkwardbookblogger@gmail.com.

I am accepting ARCs, finished copies, and ebooks (.epub / .mobi / PDF only). If the book is part of a series, I may need the previous books and more time to read and review it.

I am NOT accepting audiobooks, self-published books, or indie press books. Review requests for these books will only receive a reply with the link to this review policy and the reason (stated on this page) why I am not accepting the request. The only exception is if the book on my TBR, but even then I might not accept it.

Genre

You can check out my TBR to see if the book of request is on it. If it is, that means I want to read it! You can also check out my reviews page to see what I have already read and reviewed.

I am accepting New Adult, YA, and some MG fiction books in the following genres:

  • fantasy
  • science fiction
  • fairytale/myth retellings
  • contemporary
  • romance (only YA)
  • select historical fiction
  • select paranormal
  • select mystery
  • select poetry

I an NOT accepting the following genres:

  • non-fiction
  • autiobiographies / biographies / memoirs
  • horror
  • political topics
  • free verse
  • religious fiction

Accepting Requests

If I do not respond within two weeks of the request, that means that I either do not want to read the book or know that I will not be able to meet your requirements in a timely fashion.

(Side note: The more time you give me to read and review a book, the better. Because I rarely have time to read, it takes me a long time to finish a book.)

Accepting review requests does NOT guarantee a review.

If a book is part of a series and I do not like the previous books, then I will most likely not read and/or review the book sent. However, if the book/series is sent in physical form, then I will give them to the librarians at my local library to give the books another chance.

Reviews

I write reviews for many of the books I read. I don’t aim to criticize, but I will be honest in all my reviews. That means that if I didn’t like a certain book, I will say in my review that I didn’t like it.

If I do not finish a book, I will still write a review, but this time stating why I couldn’t finish it. I will not, however, give it rating. It would not be fair to rate something that I didn’t completely finish.

All my reviews are posted on this blog. If specifically requested, I will also post a shortened version of the review on Goodreads.

My reviews consist of the following:

  • cover of the book
  • generic information (author, series, format, pages, publication date, etc.)
  • a quote (only if the book is published – a.k.a. not ARCs)
  • synopsis (either taken directly from the book or Goodreads)
  • my thoughts about the story
  • my thoughts about the characters
  • my rating

Giveaways / Guest Posts / ARC Tours

I am currently not hosting any giveaways, guest posts / interviews, or taking part in any ARC tours.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at theawkwardbookblogger@gmail.com.

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