*Effective Starting August 26th, 2012: I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY REVIEW REQUESTS UNLESS I'VE WORKED WITH YOU BEFORE. THANK YOU!*
*Effective 11/25/2011: I will now accept Nook compatible documents.*
Disclaimer: I do not receive, nor do I accept, money or any type of compensation for my reviews except the pleasure of reading.
I would be honored to receive an ARC or an already published book in exchange for an honest review! I accept books in English and simplified Chinese (traditional Chinese might be considered--it depends on a case-by-case basis), and if it's quite simple French, I accept that, too. (And if you, for whatever reason, write in Latin... bring it!)
THE SHORT VERSION
My Review Policy is pretty long, and I know how busy publishers/authors' lives are, so here's the condensed version:
Basically, I accept YA and MG novels in every genre except for horror. I am NOT the right person to ask to review a historical novel if you wish for a good review, as I am not a fan of historicals, but I ENJOY steampunk. I AM the right person to ask to review an epic fantasy/mythological/Sci-fi novel. You must send me at least a chapter sample along with your blurb and cover image in the request email. If your book is part of a series, please let me know if you can provide the previous installments or not.
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THE LONG VERSION
About my reviews:
My reviews are always in first person, as to give more realism and feeling towards the review. All reviews are 100% candor. If your book is accepted, I do not guarantee a positive review. I do review every book I finish--so, if your book happens to land in my DNF (Did Not Finish) pile, please don't expect a review. I will give a book about 80-100 pages before deciding whether to continue or not. This is because I would hate to make an incorrect assumption of your book in my review simply because I did not reach a later part that explains it. I strive to keep every review spoiler-free and eloquent. If you want to know what type of books I'm eagerly waiting for, check out my Goodreads list here.
What to send me:
When sending me a review request, please include the title, synopsis, cover art (so I can identify it on Goodreads), and sample pages. Preferably the first two to three chapters, please! This way, it will save us both some trouble if I happen to not enjoy the book as much as I would've liked to, and I had no precautionary measures. :)
I am also interested in hosting author interviews, live chats, blog tours, etc. My e-mail can be found at the bottom of this page.
What I accept:
Every genre of Young Adult Fiction except for horror. Truth to be told, though, I have a hard time getting into historical fiction--steampunk excluded. My favorite genres have to be Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Dystopian. Paranormal (vampire, werewolves) are really difficult for me to fall in love with, but exceptions are always possible (think Cynthia Hand and Jennifer Lynn Barnes). I also accept some Middle Grade books, and a selective few of self-published books. However, there are always exceptions. If you believe I will be interested by your book, just send me an e-mail, and we can work something out!
I accept both printed and Adobe Digital Editions ARCs. However, I do prefer printed ARCs. Printed ARCs will be prioritized to e-galleys. I do accept nook-compatible documents. I also do not beta read, sorry.
Since all of my reviews are spoiler-free, I feel only necessary to write reviews for the most recent installment(s) of a series I have read, as to induce excitement about both the upcoming installment and the ones already published. I will include thoughts on the previous installment(s) as well. If you would like for me to review a sequel in a series I haven't read, please let me know if you are willing to provide the previous installment(s). I will review your series either way, but if I have not read the series, and I do not have the first installment(s), the review will take longer to be completed.
What I include in my reviews:
2) Title and Author
3) Release date, if the book is an ARC
4) Provider of the book, if an ARC
5) A summary from Goodreads
6) Links to buy the book (Barnes&Noble, Amazon, The Book Depository)
7) My thoughts (review)*
8) If the book is one of my favorites, I will give it a star.
*Sometimes, I would include quotes in a review. If the quotes are excerpts from an ARC, I will double-check them against the final version of the book.
My rating system:
*Effective 9/17/2011* I post only a review of a book. However, if the book turns out to be one of my favorites, I will give it a star at the end of the review.
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Thank you for your time and consideration! I look forward to working with you.