Review Policy


General information

I am currently accepting ARCs and can be contacted via email at caitstiel@gmail.com.

I accept print and e-book ARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks. If the book is part of a series I may need the previous books to gain an understanding of the story so far and provide an honest and accurate review.


Genres

I like to read books of a variety of genres, however Fantasy and Science Fiction are personal favourites of mine. I also have a soft spot for medical thrillers or crime books too!

I am accepting Adult and YA fiction in these genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery
  • Crime
  • Historical Fiction
  • Thriller/Action

Feel free to send me books in these genres, however I cannot guarantee a review:

  • Non-fiction
  • Memoirs or Biographies
  • Contemporary
  • Poetry
  • Adult Romance

Accepting Books

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review, but I make the greatest effort to read all books sent and recommended to me as soon as possible and post a review.

I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates.


Reviews

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Reviews will be posted on my Blog and on Goodreads too (and may be modified accordingly).

My reviews are written in a relaxed manner, summarising the plot, characters, setting/world and commenting on aspects I found interesting or enjoyed about each individual text.

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. However I always ensure I explain why a book did not appeal or interest me personally-whether that be in the writing, plot or for another reason. I understand that readers enjoy different things in books and that is normal.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for why I did not finish. This almost never happens as once I start a book i must see it through to the end.  These explanations will state  what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

Star Rating:

=  I loved this book. I was entertaining, interesting and I could not put it down.
= I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a perfect match for me, but I enjoyed it.
= I liked this book overall, but it was missing something.
= I did not enjoy reading this book.
= I really didn’t like this book at all.

Giveaways

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books.

Entries will be compiled using Google Docs and the winner will be chosen using Random.org.

If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request:

  • Title/Author
  • Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook)
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
  • Run time of the giveaway
  • Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)

If you have any other questions please email me at caitstiel@gmail.com

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