Book Review Policy, Schedule, & Product Review Policy

Book Review Policy

Note: For the product review policy, please scroll down past the book review schedule! Thank you!

I will not be accepting any new books for review until January 2018. I will also no longer be accepting e-books or eGalleys unless I have specifically requested them. Thank you for understanding.

I have provided a review schedule (at the bottom of the page) of the books which I have agreed to read and review thus far.

I do not accept to read and review every book which is sent to me, but I make sure that I get back to everyone who contacts me about a book/books, and inform them whether I will accept or not. If I do not hear back from a contact once I have agreed to review a book, however, I will assume that the agreement is void and I will not read and review it.

separator 1

What I like to read:

I prefer to read:

  • Young Adult (YA)
    • Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Contemporary
    • Historical
  • Comic Books / Graphic Novels
  • Manga (Japanese comics)
  • Literary Fiction
  • New Adult
  • Historical Fiction / Romance (Adult)

And on the occasion also read:

  • General Fiction (Adult)
  • Children’s
  • Horror
  • Mystery & Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Sci Fi & Fantasy (Adult)
  • Classics
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Supernatural
  • Thriller/Suspense

separator 2

ARC & Finished Copy Format:

I accept advanced reader copies (ARCs) and finished copies of books in print format (most preferred), and ARCs in e-book format (preferably EPUB) for review consideration, from authors, agents, publicists, etc. (but please see the bolded note at the top of this page regarding e-books).

separator 11


Through my contact page on this site, or by emailing me directly at

separator 9

Where I will be posting my reviews:

I will post my review on this blog, as well as,, and Goodreads. I will also talk about the books which I review on Instagram and Twitter. And I also review books on NetGalley.

separator 7

What I talk about in my reviews:

I look at whether the characters have been fleshed-out, or whether they are flat. I look at world building, and the effectiveness of descriptive language (or lack of effectiveness). I also look at the plot, whether the author’s writing is good or not (in the particular book which I am reviewing, not their general / overall writing). I make sure not to read other reviews of the book (if there are any) prior to writing my review, so that my review will not be influenced by the opinions of others. My rating system is the 5 star system (though on this blog, I use huskies rather than stars).

separator 10

Miscellaneous Information: 

I do not commit to review every book which is sent to me. I will be honest in my review. And if I dislike a book, I will point out what it is about the book which I dislike, and/or where it could use improvement.

I will respond to review requests, even if I am not interested.

The speed with which I put up a review depends on how much free time I have available at the time (this is a hobby, and not my actual occupation).

I mostly review books which have been sent to me by a publisher or author, books which I have requested (from the publisher directly, or through NetGalley), as well as books which I have borrowed from my local library, or have purchased personally. I also indicate how I accessed the book at the beginning of each of my reviews.

Once I am finished with a book that has been sent to me in exchange for an honest review, I will delete it (if an e-book), or I will donate it (if a physical copy).

I post my own personal opinions about books, as by someone who reads for the purpose of being entertained and/or inspired. And I will not be reviewing any books or works by anyone whom I personally know or am connected with.

separator 5

 Book Review Schedule 2017

Read & Currently Reading

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
The Sworn Virgin Kristopher Dukes 08-Aug-17 August 29 Blog Tour Host Currently Reading
My Lady Jane Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows 07-June-16 September *** Library (Read-a-long) *** Currently Reading
The Great Cannabis Conspiracy Dr. Samuel Mellace 07-June-16 01-Nov-17 Publisher Currently Reading
 Zero Repeat Forever  Gabrielle Prendergast  29-Aug-17 Aug-Sept Publisher TBR
 Wonder Woman: Warbringer Leigh Bardugo  29-Aug-17 Aug-Sept Publisher TBR

separator 6

September 2017

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
Godsgrave Jay Kristoff 05-Sept-17 September Publisher TBR
Books! Books! Books! Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom 05-Sept-17 September Publisher  Read
Basic Witches  Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman  12-Sept-17  September Publisher  TBR
 Stalking Jack the Ripper Kerri Maniscalco  20-Sept-16  September 14  Publisher  TBR
 Hunting Prince Dracula  Kerri Maniscalco  19-Sept-17 September 18  Publisher  TBR
 Taproot  Keezy Young  26-Sept-17 September 18  Publisher  ARC Not Yet in Hand

October 2017

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
The Little Red Wolf Amélie Fléchais 03-Oct-17 October 2 Publisher  ARC Not Yet In Hand
The Force Doth Awaken Ian Doescher 03-Oct-17 October 2 Publisher  ARC Not Yet In Hand
Shade, The Changing Girl #1   Cecil Castellucci, Gilbert Hernández, and Co. 05-Oct-17  October 4  Publisher  TBR
 This Darkness Mine Mindy McGinnis  10-Oct-17 October 9  Publisher  TBR
 Horrorstör  Grady Hendrix 23-Sept-14 October Publisher TBR
Paperbacks from Hell  Grady Hendrix 19-Sept-17 October Publisher TBR

November 2017

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
The Empress S.J. Kincaid 31-Oct-17 November Publisher ARC Not Yet In Hand
The Tea Dragon Society Katie O’Neill 31-Oct-17 November Publisher ARC Not Yet In Hand
 Timekeeper  Tara Sim  08-Nov-16   November  Publisher  TBR
 Chainbreaker   Tara Sim  07-Nov-17   November   Publisher  ARC Not Yet In Hand
Under Rose-Tainted Skies Louise Gornall  03-Jan-17  November Book Distributor  TBR
The Breaking Light  Heather Hansen  01-Apr-17 November Publisher TBR
Duels and Deception Cindy Anstey 11-Apr-17 November Book Distributor TBR

December 2017

(TBR Month! Accepting no books for review.)

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status

hello 2018 long.png

January 2018

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue Marissa Meyer & Co. 30-Jan-18  January – February Publisher ARC Not Yet In Hand

February 2018

Book Title Author Publication Date Expected Review Source Status
The Prince and the Dressmaker  Jen Wang   13-Feb-18  February  Publisher ARC Not Yet In Hand 
The Belles Dhonielle Clayton 20-Feb-18 February  Publisher  TBR

separator 1

Product Review Policy

  1. I will not be accepting to receive or review every product which is pitched to me. I will distinctly respond with a yes or no to whoever may contact me about reviewing a product.
  2. My reviews will be entirely objective and not affected by any outside influences (especially by companies or their representatives).
  3. My review can be positive or negative, based on my own personal experience with the product. I post honest reviews.
  4. Any reviews which I agree to write, will be posted on my blog and social media 2-4 weeks after I have received the product/s. And if I need more time, I will be sure to be in contact.
  5. I will accept samples as well as full size, ready for sale, products (although I prefer the latter, as it gives me a more realistic feel for the product which will actually be sold to consumers).
  6. I will be providing links to where I am aware that the product can be purchased. If you would like for me to include links which I may not be aware of, please include them in a message or e-mail.
  7. I will inform my contact when the product review is live on my blog.
  8. My review lengths range from approx. 200 words to approx. 700 words, depending on how much I have to say regarding a product. I am willing to negotiate the length of review, but reserve the right to agree or disagree when negotiations come to a close.

separator 6

Thank you very much for reading my policies, and if you have any questions, please be sure to contact me!

flavia signature mermaid