Review Policy

[I am accepting review requests at this time]

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General Information

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

I am accepting ARCs, finished copies, audiobooks, 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.

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 Adult, New Adult, and YA books in the following genres:

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

I an NOT accepting the following genres:

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

Accepting Requests

If I do not respond within a week 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, genre, 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 rating

Giveaways / Guest Posts / ARC Tours

I am currently open to 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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