Review Policy

I am currently accepting review requests. I prefer hard copies, but if this is not possible, I will still consider an e-arc of a book I am interested in. My preferred genres are literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, YA fantasy, YA contemporary and poetry, although if I am interested in the synopsis, I will be happy to read from most genres. The only genre I will definitely not accept requests from is erotica.
I am under no obligation to accept a request, but if I do I will post a review within thirty days of publication, unless directed otherwise i.e. if the publisher has a policy whereby the review must be published directly before publication. If a request is a back list title, I will be under no time constraint but will do my best to read and review it promptly. Please, however, be aware that arcs will take priority so this is not always possible.
I will always attempt to be constructive with my criticism, and never be defamatory towards an author or publisher personally, but I will provide my honest opinions. If I have been asked to participate in a blog tour but my review is lower than a three stars, I will wait until after the tour is finished to publish my review.
My star ratings are as follows:
1. Very little to redeem the book, found myself disinterested or struggling to continue; the book may be problematic or offensive
2. I didn’t like the book, but it provoked strong feelings and had some good points; I was disappointed with the book but I may read more from this author in the future
3. I liked the book enough to recommend it to others, but there were still some flaws which I will outline in my review
4. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and will recommend it heartily
5. The book is a new favourite and I have struggled to find flaws within it; I will definitely read more from this author in the future and will continue to recommend to friends and followers
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have a review request, I aim to respond to all requests within forty-eight hours. I can be reached through the contact page on my blog, or more directly through email at hillsandvalleys55@gmail.com