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Review Policies:

  • I always provide my honest opinion of books that I’ve reviewed.

  • I always make it clearly noted if I am reviewing a book that is an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) or a book that has been provided to me for free in exchange for a review.

  • Not all books are a good fit for every reader. I reserve the right to stop reading (DNF) a book at any time if I am not enjoying it. If I have read a significant portion, I may provide a star rating, and outline why I did not finish reading.

Genres that I read:

  • Fantasy

    • This is my first choice of genres. I tend to read more YA fantasy, but also read some adult fantasy as well. Favorite authors include: Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Estep, Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, Victoria Aveyard, and Margaret Rogerson.

  • Historical Fiction

    • I enjoy well-written and researched historical fiction pertaining to a wide range of time periods and settings. Some of my favorite authors include: Diana Gabaldon, Amor Towles, Jean M. Auel, Yaa Gyasi, and Madeline Miller.
  • Mystery

    • I’ve always enjoyed mysteries, especially those involving law enforcement or psychological elements. Authors I particularly enjoy are: Helen S. Fields, Karin Slaughter, and Stiegg Larsson.

  • Romance

    • I’m very selective about the romance I’ll read, so it must have a good plot and interesting characters in addition to the romantic aspect. My favorite authors are: Talia Hibbert, Gina L. Maxwell, and Hannah Murray.

  • Other Fiction

    • I do read books that don’t fall into other categories, and I consider that to be other fiction. 

  • I am open to reading books from other genres. Sci-fi or dystopian literature falls into this group, as I will read these selectively from time to time.

  • Regarding age range, I read YA, NA, or adult. I do not read Middle Grade or children’s books, except on very rare occasions. 

Genres that are not a good fit for me:

  • Horror 

    • I have never enjoyed horror books, shows, or movies. I find it difficult to enjoy the genre, and it prevents me from sleeping. 

  • Non-fiction

    • Part of what I love about books is the escape from reality. When I read, I read fiction.

  • Books about politics

    • I prefer to keep my blog free of politics, and do not find reading about politics (even in fiction) to be enjoyable.

Where I post reviews

  • My blog

  • Goodreads

  • Amazon

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If you are interesting in having me review your book, please send me an email including a synopsis of your book, so we can discuss if it is a good fit.