Review Info & Requests

I’m accepting horror books for review consideration in 2019, however I’m implementing a new policy. Please see below:

  • I’m accepting works, ARCs and otherwise, that are not independently published (I.E. the book must be published, or have an upcoming publication, by a press). No offence to independent authors.
  • I’m accepting physical and MOBI copies. I prefer physical, but I realise my disadvantage at residing within the UK.
  • I’m requesting the freedom to read and review in my own time (the window may be several weeks, to months.) If you wish for a time limit due to release dates, then please be specific.
  • My book list details the upcoming reads and reviews.¬†Please click and view, as there may be a long waiting list.
  • I will be reading other novels in-between, for my own pleasure. I’ve previously made the mistake of purely sticking to the above list, but that just doesn’t work for me.

Still eager for a 2019 slot? Then contact me here!

Please note: I’m a strong advocate for honest reviews, and this includes negative reviews. I don’t agree with the viewpoint that everything should be unicorns and rainbows – I will be critical and truthful in my opinions. If a book is unedited, and riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes, it will likely get a low rating, or a DNF.

 

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Did you know…

I’m a¬†Netgalley member and volunteer reviewer for¬†Flame Tree Press¬†and¬†Grey Matter Press.
I’m a member of the¬†Goodreads group¬†Horror Aficionados¬†– the largest horror-dedicated group on the site.
In February of 2018, I was interviewed by Booklikes, for their Friday Follow with book bloggers!
In September 2018, I joined the Ladies of Horror Fiction project.

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My reviews follow the basic 5-star rating system: 

0 Star¬†– I don’t rate books I don’t finish. Simply, it wasn’t for me and I decided to give up on it. Dishing out a rating would be unfair of me.
1 Star¬†– I didn’t like it at all and I found no redeeming qualities. I likely won’t continue with the series,¬†if it has one, but that doesn’t mean I’ll never read anything by the author again.
2 Star¬†– I found some good qualities; perhaps I liked a character or two, or something regarding the plot, but unfortunately I found the good weighed down too much by the bad. I probably will continue with the series in hopes it’d improve.
3 Star¬†– The good and bad were balanced out to make it an average read. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t totally love it either. I’m very optimistic about further works in the series.
4 Star¬†– I really liked it. It could’ve been perfect for me, if not for some aspects I found lacking, or simply some minor things that bothered me. All in all, however, I’m very pleased.
5 Star¬†– I absolutely loved it and thought it the best of its genre. Whatever little things that may have bothered me were forgotten because I’m in awe. Truly amazing work. (Be mindful that my tastes evolve over the years, thus my thoughts may change on books I’ve previously rated five stars. Nevertheless, they will remain top rated because of how I felt about them at the time of the original read-through.)

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Some other points:

– All opinions are my own.
– My reviews tend to be long and wordy. No regrets.
– I post my reviews to this blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. I also tweet about what I’m reading.
– I post two times a week; this may include other forms of horror-related content.
– Only full length novels or anthologies can receive five stars, even if I happen to love a single short story.
– It can take me a while to get through a book. I don’t read a book a day or anything like that. I take my time and it may take a long while.
– I don’t include gifs in my reviews. I don’t have anything against them, but it’s just not for me. I prefer expressing how I feel completely through words.
– I always put a spoiler warning at the beginning of my reviews, this is because I like to go into a lot of detail about specific things I did or didn’t like. Read more about my spoiler warnings¬†here.

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Genres I currently accept:

Due to my present interest in the genre, I only accept horror at this time.

Thanks for reading!

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