Review Policy

Thank you for considering us as a potential reviewer for your novel/novels! Please read the information below before submitting a request for review.

About the Reviewers

Lindsay is a Canadian resident and the majority of the reviews will be done by her. Tahera is an American resident who currently lives in Dubai and picks reviews based on her interest. Occasionally, we have guest reviewers who are situated in the United States and Europe.

While we are open to many genres, we are partial to the following:

Fiction:
Dystopias
Literary Fiction
Queer Lit
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Graphic Novels
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Crime
Thriller
Horror

Non-fiction:
History
Science
Travel
Biographies
Memoirs

Lindsay is over the moon for Non-fiction that reads like fiction, particularly if there’s an adventurous element like Lost City of Z or Into Thin Air.

Timing

Timing for finishing the book and providing a review will be communicated with you when the novel is received. Unless otherwise stated/requested, all reviews will be published within 90 days of receiving the book.

If we accept a review copy of a book, this does not guarantee that it will be finished. We do strive to finish each and every book that we start, but if we have read 20% of the book (dependent on length) and we feel like it’s a slog, we will usually put it aside. There may be no formal review for books we did not finish, but we will notify the provider of the review copy by email.

Accepted Formats & Promotion

We will accept epubs, mobi, and print copies for books that are to be reviewed. Preference will be given to print copies. All book reviews will appear on this blog and be cross-promoted on Goodreads and Twitter (with Amazon reviews available at our discretion). Print copies of books will additionally be showcased on Instagram and will be put into consideration for the book of the month for our book club (20-30 members at any given time).

Disclosure

Every review in which we had a review copy sent to us will include a disclosure statement above the fold. All content and opinions in these reviews belong to me.

I have Amazon links within my reviews. All affiliate links that are embedded in the text will be marked with “Buy on”. So for example, if the link went to Amazon, the affiliate link would say “Buy on Amazon”.

Rating System

We rate books based on a 10 point scale where 10 is the best and means the book is highly recommended. This scale reflects our own personal feelings on the novel and may not match up with the general consensus on other review sites.

We will always write reviews that are true to our own feelings. If we hated a book, we will say so. While we will not personally attack an author and while we will remain polite, we reserve the right to be critical about review copies that we have received.

Contact Me

When contacting us for a review, please include the following in your request:

1) Title of the Book and a short synopsis.
2) Length of book in pages, not words.
3) Time frame for the review (if there is one)