Review Policy

Any book review I post, whether in writing or on my YouTube channel 'The Book Life' is my own, honest opinion. Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to reviews, and to ensure my own credibility I will always be truthful regarding my own opinions on a book. 

I aim to post a written review of every book I accept for review on this blog, and also on my Goodreads account. I do not offer a video review for every book I accept, this is usually done if I have a lot to say on the book, whether positive or negative. My opinions on the books I read also frequently become topics/answers to discussion videos, book tags.

I rate books between 1-5 stars, taking into account writing style, characters, pacing, setting, originality and ultimately I rate a book on how much it keeps me interested. If I do not like a book I will always be fair in my critique and I will never attack an author or publishing house personally.

I am also interested in blog tours, giveaways, and collaborations for my YouTube channel if the right opportunity arises. 

As a rule I do not usually accept unsolicited self published books for review, but if your book is written in one of the genres I enjoy, then you are welcome to contact me but please do not be offended if I do not accept the book for review.  

I have previously received books for review from Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Harlequin Teen and Mira Ink. 

If you require the book reviewed by a certain date, i.e the publishing date then please let me know the date before I accept the book for review - not after as this can cause confusion in communication. When I accept books for review that also have scheduling preference, please do remember that while I try my absolute best, I cannot promise this. If I do not feel I can review the book in the preferred time frame I will of course be honest.

Please check out my YouTube channel and watch/read a couple of reviews before getting in touch, as this makes things much easier as everyone knows what to expect. 

What I Love to Read:

Urban/Contemporary Fantasy
Paranormal (some paranormal, not all)
Fairy Tale Retellings

I may also be interested in reading Sci Fi, Historial Fiction, or a hybrid of any of my favourite genres, depending on the story. Some of my favourite authors include Karen Marie Moning, Rachel Vincent, Jennifer L Armentrout, Colleen Hoover, Leigh Bardugo and Sarah.J.Maas. 

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