Book Review Requests

Review Requests are currently *OPEN* only for authors I’ve reviewed for before, or general requests for short reads (max. 40,000 words/200 pages).

I accept a limited number of review requests for fiction reads. You’re welcome to make a request through my Contact page if you feel that your book would fit the “hope and inspiration” theme of this blog. Be advised that my reviews are honest. I review most of the books I read on Goodreads, I usually post book reviews on LibraryThing as well, and sometimes BookBub, Barnes & Noble, and Christianbook (formerly Christian Book Distributors). If I find that I’m not enjoying a book enough to finish it, I may opt not to review it on my blog, in which case I’ll let the review requester know.

Formats I Accept
I accept print copies of books as well as EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), and PDF ebooks. Print books needn’t be signed to me, as I hold occasional giveaways for books I’ve reviewed. (I only give away finished print copies of books, never proof copies or ARCs.)

Content Guidelines (Think “G to mildly PG-13 rated”)
~an overall positive message
~no hateful or discriminatory agendas against any races, people groups, or faiths
~any sexual content must not have explicit descriptions or crude references
~violent content should not be gratuitous or gory for the sake of gore
~only minimal profanity, if any, but absolutely no use of the F-word; titles labeled or marketed as Christian Fiction should have no profanity whatsoever
~book covers must not display nudity or gore

Review Requests I May Accept
~fiction reads only
~adult, new adult, young adult, and upper middle grade (target audience should be no younger than 12 years)
~Christian, inspirational, and general market fiction in one of the genres on my Book and Film Reviews page
~book covers should have a polished, professional look
~books with main characters of color are of special interest to me

Review Requests I Don’t Accept
~nonfiction and poetry books
~children’s books for audiences younger than 12 years
~Amish fiction
~ghost, zombie, and vampire stories
~murder mysteries with an overall comedic tone
~salacious drama
~review-for-review exchanges/swaps with other authors

If you’re unsure if your book may fall within my interest, still feel free to make a request, though requests for works that are blatantly opposed to the guidelines may not receive a response.

Review Ratings

As book reviews are subjective, I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. A book doesn’t necessarily have to be flawless in all points for me to personally find it amazing and to rate it accordingly.

My book ratings are based on the Goodreads scale:

5 Stars = It was amazing!

4 Stars = I really liked it!

3 Stars = I liked it!
2 Stars = It was okay.
1 Star = I didn’t like it.

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