Review Policy

I am currently not accepting books for review. I am behind on reviews and I would like to catch up before making any promises I can't keep. 

If you have requested a review from me, I promise I am working on it. Thank you for understanding. 

**Also, I recently moved to a new building, so my address has changed. If you have sent me physical review copies before and would like to continue to do so, please email me so I can give you my new address. Thanks.**

I accept ARCs and finished book copies for review. I have decided that I will not accept ebook copies anymore. Why? Because I accept them, start to read them, and then forget about them. Then, I feel bad. I'm sorry if you only have an ebook copy, but I want to make sure you get a review out of me, and that won't happen if you send me an ebook/electronic version.

If the book's description does not interest me, I more than likely will not email you back. I also will not pay for books that authors/publishers request for me to review.

I mostly read YA and New Adult books, preferably paranormal, contemporary, LGBTQ, or fantasy; I do read some adult books.

I will try to review a book within a few weeks; however it may take 2-3 months depending on my schedule. If I am sent a book and I have not posted a review within this time frame, it may not have been of interest to me (I will try to push myself through). If I cannot finish a physical review book, I will either send it to another reviewer or have a giveaway for interested readers. I will never sell Advanced Reader Copies on this blog or anywhere else. If you have a specific date you wish my review to go up, please send the book at least two months in advance. I normally add my reviews to Goodreads and Amazon in addition to this blog page (and Netgalley if the copy is from there).

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***I maintain this blog by myself and all information provided is my opinion. I do not receive any payment for my posts.***