REVIEW POLICY

The form for requesting a book review is at the bottom of this page. This review policy sets out what I will and won’t review – please familiarise yourself before sending in a review request.

Novellique’s Review Policy

Am I accepting book reviews?

  • Yes, I am currently accepting a limited number of review copies. Physical format is preferred but I am also willing to accept eARCs, provided they abide by the rest of my criteria.

What do I accept? What do I not accept?

The genres I ACCEPT for reviewing are: 

  • Young Adult Fantasy
  • Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Contemporary
  • Young Adult mixed genre

I DO NOT ACCEPT:

  • erotica, self-help books and non-fiction in general, as well as
  • audiobooks, graphic novels, or multi-media projects in any form other than a book.

Requirements for sending a review request?

  • Review requests MUST be made via the form provided.
  • Books MUST NOT have already been published – they must be an ARC (advanced reading copy, also known as a proof).
  • Books MUST have a fully set up Goodreads book and author page. This page SHOULD already have some reviews.
  • I slightly favour UK INDIE AUTHORS over indie authors from elsewhere – please state this in your application.

How do I respond to review requests?

  • Due to the extreme influx of book reviews I have recieved in the past, I am not able to respond to every review request.
  • If you don’t receive a reply in two weeks, assume I am either not interested or unable to take on any more review requests.

What happens after a review is written?

  • In some cases I will DNF (‘Did Not Finish’) a book, but will still write a note about this both on my book and on my blog. I will not add a rating on Goodreads unless I am over 50% of the way through.
  • Often, a DNF means the book is just not for me and is not intended as an insult to the author/s involved.
  • It is considered polite to share a review you have requested, especially if it is a positive review.
  • Reviews are cross-posted on Goodreads, Amazon and other websites (if requested).
  • I WILL NOT change review ratings at the suggestion/demand of authors. This is my space to share my personal opinions about a book – an opinion you are requesting through this system.

What about author spotlights/interviews/guest posts?

  • At the moment I am only interested in the above for AUTHORS where I have PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED one of their books.
  • If you are a BOOK BLOGGER interested in a guest post, please send an email to novellique@gmail.com with a link to your blog and the intended topic you have in mind.

Any Questions?

  • Send an email to novellique@gmail.com -> remember, review requests MUST be made via the form below.