Review policy, etc.

Book reviews

I am currently accepting select books for review. You can send emails to meeghanreads at gmail dot com. I am also on NetGalley and Edelweiss+.

Professional Reader

I accept print ARCs, finished copies, and ebooks.  If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books.

I am NOT accepting self-published books, indie press books, or interactive media books at this time. Exceptions include those already on my TBR, or from an author I have previously read/reviewed.

Genres

You can check and see if your book is on my TBR list through my rather large TBR post. If it’s there, then you know I want to read it! You can also browse my Review Index to get a feel for my interests.

I am willing to accept Adult, Young Adult, New Adult and Middle Grade fiction, as well as graphic novels or comics in the following genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings
  • Contemporary (including LGBTQIAP+ reads)
  • Science fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery (depending on the synopsis)
  • Crime fiction (depending on the synopsis)
  • Historical fiction (depending on the synopsis)

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

  • Non-fiction
  • True crime
  • Memoirs/biographies
  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Extremely political or “hot button” topics
  • Poetry
  • Free verse novels
  • Overtly religious fiction

Accepting Books

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review immediately.  I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 2-3 months prior to when you would like the review posted.

Please note: I schedule my TBR and posts months in advance (that is, if you contact me in January, the odds are slim that I will have an opening available for you in February).

Reviews

I will try to write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, though not all and they may be modified. My reviews are written in a relaxed manner reminiscent of a conversation among friends. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.  With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

Requested Review Structure

All requested reviews will include the following:
Cover art
Book stats: Title, author, release date, series status
Rating
Where I received the book
My review: What I liked and didn’t

Ratings:

DNF = I did not finish this book.
1 = I did not enjoy this book (will have reasons).
2 = This book was ok, but I had some issues with it.
3 = I liked this book.
4 = I really enjoyed this book.
5 = OMFG I LOVED THIS BOOK. Also, I probably cried while reading it.

Ratings are based on my personal enjoyment of the book and are not meant to be objective. However, each review will have some general discussion of things such as plot, characters, world-building and writing style.

Giveaways

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books. Entries will be compiled using Numbers (I am a Mac user) and the winner will be chosen using Random.org.

If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request:

Title/Author
Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook)
Shipping requirements (AUS, AUS/NZ, or International)
Run time of the giveaway
Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)

Requests to Host Me On Your Blog

Thank you for your interest! I am honoured, but my schedule might not currently allow for me to write guest posts. I am happy to look over your proposal and let you know, or alternatively I could participate in an interview. Sorry, this isn’t my day job (although I totally wish it was)!

Other

I am not currently sponsored by any companies (despite mentioning Arnott’s, Cadbury and various other products in my recipe posts).  I do not receive payment for any blog posts.

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