Review Policy

General Information

I am currently accepting Young adult, New Adult and Middle Grade books for review. You can reach me at betty dot mcdermott at virginmedia dot com.

I accept print ARCs and finished copies, and will probably accept your self-published, ebooks, indie press books or audiobooks.

Genres

I accept YA and middle grade books of all genres, but I do have favourite genres that I will be more likely to review. These are:

  • Fantasy
  • Dystopian
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fairytale retellings

Accepting Books

Even if I accept your book, this does not mean that I owe you a review and I can not guarantee this. I am a full time student so at certain times I can be very busy!

I would like to receive any books at least 3 months before you would like the review to be up. I may release a review before these 3 months have passed, but please allow this amount of time.

Reviews

I generally write reviews for nearly every book that I finish. My reviews are fair and honest, but not always positive. It is very important to me that I am allowed to have my own opinions on the books that I read, and my reviews will reflect this.

I will never write mean or snarky comments about an author.

Review Structure

All of my reviews will include:

  • Cover art (if released)
  • Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series name and status
  • The review
  • Star Rating

Rating

I use a 5 star rating system.

A rundown of what these ratings usually mean:

star_ratings5.gif   – I really loved this book, one of the best I’ve read.

star_ratings4.gif – I really liked this book, it wasn’t perfect, but was above average.

star_ratings3.gif– Though I enjoyed this book, there will have been at least one significant thing that hindered my enjoyment.

star_ratings2gif.gif– There were multiple parts of this book that caused me not to enjoy reading it and the parts I enjoyed were few.

star_ratings1.gif– There were few if any redeeming qualities to this book and I really did not enjoy it.