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 work to read books and write their reviews as fast as possible.  I have no exact timeline for when a review will be published.  I am a college student and have to put my studies first, but know that I will get to your book and I will write a review.

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

All of my reviews are honest and accurately match my genuine perceptions of a book.  As a writer myself, I understand that authors try to produce the best work they can.  In each review, I 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 do my best 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 Instagram 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 currently not accepting requests to participate in blog tours, author interviews, and giveaways.

Have a book you want me to review and simply can’t wait?  I love unsolicited requests!  While I can’t guarantee that I will review your book, I do my absolute best to read everything that comes my way.  Requests for review can be sent to my mailing address:

Annie Earnshaw
12394 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

If you are interested in sending me a request for review or 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!

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