Review Policy

Review Policy

So you have a book and you want me to review it. That’s great! It is a real honour to be asked to review your book! However, I ask that you read my review policy so that you are not disappointed if I cannot review your book!

I am currently accepting select New Adult and Young Adult books for review. You can send emails to eleanorseclecticbookshelf@gmail.com.

I accept print ARCs, finished copies, e-books and audiobooks. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books.

If you are requesting an e-book review then it must be compatible with Kindle.
If you are requesting an audiobook review, then I may request a print copy of the book as well. I will also review the reader performance in this review.

Which genres do I accept?

You can check and see if your book is on my TBR list on my Goodreads link. If it’s there, then you know I want to read it!

I accept Adult and Young Adult, in the following genres:
Fantasy
Fairy tale/myth retellings
Paranormal
Mystery
Gothic horror/romance
Chick lit
Women’s fiction
Romantic/ Romantic comedy

I generally do NOT accept books in the following genres:
Non-fiction
Memoirs/modern biographies
Short story compilations

I sent you my book, why is there no review?

I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 1-2 months prior to when you would like the review posted.

What are your reviews like?

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, though they may be shorter than on my blog.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that. With that said, I try to explain why I did not enjoy it and may recommend the book to readers of a different genre.

My review style is fun, young and jokey. I do not unfairly criticise books, if I really do not like a book and feel I cannot post a review on my blog, I will email you a full review explaining why I have not posted it.

What will your review consist of?

All reviews will include the following:
Cover art: even though I don’t judge a book by its cover, if it is exceptionally gorgeous I may gush a little!
Book stats: Title, author, publisher,  release date, series status
Where I received the book, i.e. bought, ARC etc.
My review: What I liked and didn’t- this will include comments on characters and plot
My Star Rating!

Star Rating:

1 star – didn’t like it- I could not enjoy this book, there were a number of things I did not like

2 stars – it was OK- nothing special but a harmless read.

3 stars – liked it, maybe a few small things I was not sure about but on the whole, would recommend.

4 stars – really liked it, this is definitely going to find a place on my shelves, go and buy this book!

5 stars – it was amazing, mind-blowing, let me live in this story world for ever and ever and never leave!

Ratings are purely based on my enjoyment of the book, sometimes I will give a book a 2 stars but recommend it to readers who like a particular genre!

Do you host giveaways?

Please email me to discuss this in more depth. I will not be hosting giveaways that require readers to like follow or share on any social media etc.

 

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