If you are planning to get in touch regarding a potential review or collaboration, please ensure you have read through my review policy. I have previously received books for review from Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Harlequin Teen and Mira Ink. 

Reviews posted on either my blog or my YouTube channel 'The Book Life' are my own, honest opinions. In order to maintain credibility, I will always be truthful when reviewing a book. I rate books between 1 and 5 stars, taking into account aspects such as writing style, character development, pacing, plot, setting, originality, and my overall enjoyment of the book. When reviewing a book negatively, or with negative aspects, I will be critical, constructive, and explain my reasoning for my rating. This is non negotiable, maintaining transparency and truth to my audience is my priority. My opinions on the books I read also frequently become topics/answers to discussion videos, book tags, for example. 

I do not offer video reviews for every book I accept, however the book will be featured in my "wrap up" video, my latest haul (if the book is a physical copy), and receive a written review on my blog and also Goodreads. If I have a lot to say about the book, I may decide to film a video review, but this is not a guarantee. I accept both EBook, audiobooks and physical books for review, situation depending. 

I am also interested in blog tours, hosting giveaways, sponsored videos, and collaborations for my YouTube channel and blog if the right opportunities arise, providing they align with my channel. I am also open to reviewing book/fandom merchandise, subscription boxes, and other bookish related items. 

I enjoy reading books within the fantasy genre, both urban and high fantasy. I gravitate towards books that have complex female protagonists, Fae, retellings, dystopia, mythology, science fiction, hate to love tropes, villain/origin stories, and I'll read both YA and Adult fiction. I am also interested in contemporary books, contemporary romance, books with diverse themes, and books that represent the disabled community.   

Apologies, but I do not accept self published books for review. 

To avoid miscommunication, please include the date you would require the book read and reviewed, plus the format you are offering, in your first email, as this will play a part in whether I can accept the book for review. Please do not, under any circumstances attach PDF attachments of your book in your enquiry email. These emails will not be answered. 

Please check out my YouTube channel and blog posts to familiarise yourself with my content style before getting in touch.

For business enquiries, book reviews and blog tours please email thebooklife@outlook.com

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