Book Review Policy

Love for Words is currently open for book review requests by authors/publishers. Keep in mind that I have a pending list of ARCs to review, but I’d be glad to adjust my priorities for a great book (probably yours!)

Policy

  • My reviews are honest and fair (this means that I may post below-three-stars reviews) and receive no monetary compensation.
  • I aim to provide constructive comments, whether I liked the book or not.
  • I reserve the right to refuse a book to review or to not finish reading a book, but rest assured that I very rarely do so.
  • I accept ARCs as well as frontlist and backlist titles.
  • If you wish the review to be published before publication date, kindly contact me at least 20 days before the release date.
  • A link to and fraction of the review will be shared on my Goodreads, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts.
  • I will include at least a link to the Goodreads page of the book in the post. An author bio or additional links may be added if you wish.
  • I like to pair reviews with a funky featured post (interview, playlist, tag, etc.)

Preferences

YA ⋆ Fairytales ⋆ Retellings ⋆ LGBT ⋆ Fantasy ⋆ DystopiaHistorical Fiction ⋆ Circuses and Carnivals sometimes Contemporary ⋆ maybe RomanceThriller when it’s well written ⋆ I may eventually give a chance to Middle Grade but it is not a genre I usually review

Dislikes

  • Purple prose
  • 1st/2nd person narration
  • Overused introspection
  • Exaggerated second-hand embarrassment
  • Spiritual stories
  • Possessive alpha males and submissive characters
  • Vampires/werewolves

Big No‘s

I’m slowly getting into Horror, but still don’t accept to review this genre or anything with extreme gore.

I will refuse to read any glorification of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, bullying, physical/sexual/psychological/verbal abuse, rape (rape jokes are never funny), drugs use, stalking, suicide, self-harm, cruelty towards animals, discrimination, and other similar topics.

I will of course consider stories with these topics, what I stand against is their glorification.

Formats

  • I mostly read eBooks (Mobi, AZW3, and ePUB formats are ideal, but I will also occasionally accept PDF).
  • From September 2020, I will accept physical copies as I will be based in London. I am not refusing physical copies at the moment, but I live in the Dominican Republic and international mailing is not great here.
  • Audiobooks have to be in downloadable MP3 format.

Submit

If you would like me to review your book and it fits in my preferred genres, please send an email to loveforwordsblog@gmail.com following these guidelines:

  • Subject -> Book Review: Name of Your Book – Main Genre
  • Body -> Please include:
    • General information about the book:
      • Author name
      • Release date
      • Synopsis
      • Additional genres
    • Whether you (the auhor) would like to answer a few questions for an interview related to the book.

Additional Information

  • Blogging is a hobby and my life is busy at the moment. It may take me a couple of days, but I will always answer (whether it is to accept or reject your submission).
  • If after a week I haven’t gotten back to you, feel free to follow up.
  • I’d be happy to receive invitations to blog tours.
  • I’m a reviewer on:

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