Review Policy

General information

I am currently accepting select Sci-fi/fantasy, Young Adult, or Middle Grade books for review. You can send emails to kimrdrgz at me dot com.

I accept print ARCs, finished copies, e-books and audiobooks. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books. If you are requesting an audiobook review, then I may request a print copy of the book as well. In the case of audiobooks, there will be two reviews: one for the story, and another reviewing the reader/audio performance.

Genres

You can check and see if your book is on my TBR list. If it’s there, then you know I want to read it!

I accept Adult, YA, and MG fiction in the following genres:

Fiction
Fantasy
Science-fiction
Mystery
Contemporary
Fairytale/ myth retelling

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

Non-fiction
Memoirs/modern biographies
Extremely political or “hot button” topics
Poetry
Free verse novels
Short story compilations

Reviews

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, though not all and they may be modified.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.

With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

Review Structure

All reviews will include the following:
Cover art
Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series status
Where I received the book
My review: What I liked and didn’t
Star rating

Star Rating:

★★★★★= I loved this book and want to own a copy!
★★★★= I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a perfect “Special Shelf” match for me, but I really liked it.
★★★.5= Probably the most commonly used rating, 3.5 stars is for a book that was “above average,” though not perfect for me. This is a good, solid rating.
★★★= I liked this book overall, but there were enough things that bothered me to affect my enjoyment.
★★= Significant number of things I didn’t like that negatively impacted my overall enjoyment, though I may still have liked some parts of this book.
★= I really didn’t like this book at all.