Review Policy

I am open to accepting and reviewing ARCs!

You may contact me through my contact page or my email: booksandblingblog@gmail.com .

I am accepting e-ARCs, print ARCs, and finished copies. Please no audiobooks. 

I am accepting most YA, and a little MG, in these categories:

  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Fairytale retellings
  • Mystery
  • Biography/memoir
  • Non-fiction
  • Historical fiction

Please no:

  • “Issues” books (dying family members, huge disease diagnoses, etc.)
  • Extremely political topics
  • Poetry
  • Short story compilations
  • Religious fiction
  • Horror
  • Adult books
  • Picture books
  • Chapter books

I will make every effort to read and review books in a timely manner, but as of now it may take 3-4 weeks after I receive the book.

My reviews will be posted on this blog, Books and Bling. My reviews will be fair and honest. If I do not enjoy the book, I will try my best to add specific reasons that this book wasn’t my favorite. My reviews will include title, author, cover art, number of pages, publisher, release date, where I received the book from, my review, and a rating out of 5 stars.

Ratings

5 stars: I loved this book, and would definitely like to read it again someday.

4 stars: I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to others.

3 stars: There were facets of this book I liked, but it overall didn’t leave me with one of those “amazing book” feelings. It is an average, solid score.

2 stars: I didn’t enjoy this book, but I could see value for others.

1 star: There were lots of things I didn’t like about this book, and I would never recommend it to someone else. I may have not been able to finish this book.