*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.*
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 (tradition Chinese will be considered on a case-by-case basis), and if it's quite simple French, I accept that, too. (If you, for whatever reason, write in Latin... bring it!)
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. Nonetheless, all requested books will be reviewed--even if they fall into the category of DNF (Did Not Finish). I strive to keep every review spoiler-free. If you want to know what type of books I'm eagerly waiting for, check out my Goodreads list here.
I am also interested in hosting author interviews, live chats, 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 hard for me to get into, but exceptions are always possible (think Richelle Mead 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.
It would be of my pleasure to host a giveaway, participate in a blog tour, etc.! Just contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you would like for The Reviews News to review your book, or have any special requests, please contact me at:
Thank you for your time and consideration! I look forward to working with you.