Annie’s Review Policy

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Here is a little information about my book reviews and personal guidelines.

I am currently taking requests for review.  My favorite genres are young adult contemporary, dystopian fiction, urban fantasy, thriller, and chick lit.  I love any book about princesses and am a sucker for a cheesy romance.  I am not a fan of high fantasy and prefer to keep it fictional.  However, I’m a lover of good books, regardless of genre, and review each request on a case-by-case basis.

I only accept physical books for review.  As much as I love the convenience of digital books, you really can’t beat a paper copy.

All of my reviews are honest and accurately match my genuine perceptions of a book.  I understand that authors try to produce the best work they can and I will work to protect the integrity of my thoughts without diminishing the author and his or her work.

All of my reviews are spoiler-free.  Spoilers suck, so I work to never put them in my posts.  That way, every reader who picks up a book can have the best reading experience possible.

I post my reviews on my blog and social media platforms.  All my reviews are posted on my blog, of course, but I also feature them on my Twitter and occasionally on my Pinterest.  I also rate all my books on Goodreads.

I rate on a five-star system.  I rate books based on how I related to the characters, quality of the plot, pacing of the novel, and how much I enjoyed the book overall.  These rating correspond to the ratings on my Goodreads.  Here is a general breakdown of my system:

0/5: I did not finish the book and would not recommend it at all.
1/5: I finished the book, but thought it was pretty bad.
2/5: There were major problems, but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read.
3/5: There were some issues, but it was generally okay.
4/5: I enjoyed the book and would certainly recommend it.
5/5: Holy smokes, this book was amazing!  I would recommend it for sure!

I am open to requests to participate in blog tours, author interviews, and giveaways.  While I typically favor reviews over blog tours and other posts, I address each request on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in sending me a request for review or just want to chat, please fill out the form below or head on over to my Get In Touch page.  You can also shoot me an email at annielikeswords@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Thank you for visiting my site–I wish you and your book the absolute best of luck!

Best,
Annie Earnshaw