Review Policy

Thank you for checking out my review policy.  If you are an author and would like me to review your novel or a reader that would like me to discuss a specific book, then you have come to the right place.



All of my reviews are posted on my blog, Goodreads and google+ and I am willing to email the links to any platform you wish to see once they are posted.
Blog reviews include the cover photo, blurb, a plot summary, my thoughts on the book including the plot, characters, world, etc. and my rating out of 5.  (See my rating system below).  


GENRES
I am open to a great number of genres and am willing to try anything but I tend not to read comics, crime, erotica, graphic novels, horror, mystery, suspense and thriller.
I would like a general warning about the genre and theme of the book I am reading, particularly if it is one of those listed above, and I shall not read or review a book that I find too inappropriate for my branding (I’m looking at you, erotica).


FORMATTING PREFERENCES
I accept hardcover, paperback, eBooks and audio books.
While I prefer print over audio and eBooks, it is not a requirement and am more than happy to be sent a pdf copy of a novel.
I also accept ARCs and am willing to do some beta reads.
I’d prefer it if the book did have a Goodreads page so that I can place my reviews on multiple platforms, but it is not a necessity.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
I will endeavor to read and review any book within 4 weeks of receiving it, however the time may vary depending on the length of the book and my workload at the time.  If I find I am unable to read and review the book within that time I will get in contact with you.

I will not alter my review if asked – my reviews ensure that potential readers have an idea of what to expect from the book.

I will not accept books that are in a series if I have not read the earlier books first.

I also reserve the right to not finish a book if I find it does not interest me.  I will however, endeavour to complete at least 25% before putting it down, as well as email you an honest review with any opinions, constructive criticism and reasons I have for putting the book down.


MY RATING SYSTEM
My rating system looks a little like this:
★ Not my piece of cake. Someone else may enjoy it but I didn't.
★★ It was okay.
★★★ Pretty good read and I'd recommend it.
★★★★ Fantastic but not quite worthy of my overexcited pterodactyl sounds.
★★★★★ Stop everything and pick up this book!!!
DNF – I do not write reviews or give ratings for books I do not finish on my blog but I will still comment my thoughts on Goodreads.





If you have a book that you would like me to review, please contact me to arrange book delivery/access and other details.

You can email me at: zm.rowan@gmail.com
You can also find me on GoodreadsInstagram or Twitter.
For more information on how to contact me, head to my Contact Me page.




Thank you so much for reading my review policy, hopefully we will be in touch.

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