Review Policy & Rating System

Hi there!

I am closed to book review requests at this time. The earliest a book review will be published is June 2017 as I only post book reviews on Sundays. Any books I have agreed to review will be added to the list at the bottom of this page along with the expected post date for the review.

While I may not agree to read and review every book sent to me, I guarantee to notify the sender of my decision either way. Additionally, I do not review books written by people I know or may interact with in the blog-o-sphere as I would be unable to write an unbiased review.


Book Genres

I mostly read young adult novels, but occasionally dabble in adult fiction. This proportion is reflected in my book reviews.

Preferred Genres Infrequent, but Accepted Genres
  • Science Fiction
    • Dystopian
    • Post-Apoc
    • Futuristic
    • Space Opera
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fairytale Retellings
  • Classic
  • Comics/Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Manga
  • Mystery
  • Steampunk
  • Urban Fantasy

Book Format

I am more likely to accept an ARC than an already published book. While I prefer reading physical copies of books, I will accept digital copies (EPUB or PDF), as well. It may take me a couple extra weeks to read an electronic copy. I accept review requests from authors, agents, publishers, etc.


Contact

To contact me, please fill out my contact form, as this is the easiest way to get ahold of me. Emails are read daily.


Where reviews are posted

All of my reviews will be posted on my blog first and foremost. They will also be posted on Goodreads and Amazon. Any eARCs received from Netgalley or First To Read will have reviews posted on their respective sites, as well. Every book review is promoted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Additionally, I will review physical books on my Youtube Channel, Hectic Eclectic.


What I discuss in reviews

The first part of a book that draws me in is world-building. It will be the part I am most interested in and critical of. In addition to world-building, the characters’ personalities and growth will be key factors taken into account during my reviews. The realistic development of a character can make or break a book for me. Naturally, plot will play an important role in my reviews, as well.

I do not read other reviews before reading the book or writing my review so my review remains unbiased and unswayed by other opinions. My rating system is based on 5-stars (or biohazard symbols as seen below.)


Miscellaneous

  • All ARC reviews will be posted within 7 days of a book’s release.
  • I enjoy participating in blog tours and hosting author interviews as part of a book’s release to help promote the book and the author.
  • I do not guarantee positive reviews. I maintain that I am honest and open with all my reviews even if they are negative.

Rating System

one1-star

I read the book. I did not enjoy it, and would not recommend it, but I did manage to get all the way through it.

2-starstwo

I read the book and found at least one part of the book that I enjoyed. However, the book had some undesirable qualities and therefore will not be recommended.

three 3-stars

I read this book and can say I enjoyed it. However, it was simply an enjoyable read. It lacked specific qualities to make it spectacular. I may or may not recommend this book.

4-starsfour 

I read this book and enjoyed it rather well. There were quite a few qualities of the book that kept me mesmerized and entertained. I may have even forgotten the real world for a time while reading. I recommend this book.

five5-stars

I read this book and loved it! Everything aspect of the story was interesting and realistic and I found myself unable to put it down. I couldn’t wait to read more and find out what happened next. I would recommend this book and pray for a sequel.


Review Schedule

Book Title Author Pub Date Review Date Source
The Edge of the Abyss Emily Skrutskie Apr 18, 2017 Apr 23, 2017 Publisher
The Castaways Jessika Fleck Apr 3, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Netgalley
*Stalking Jack the Ripper Kerri Maniscalco Sep 20, 2016 May 7, 2017 Giveaway
Fyre Katherine Bogle Feb 15, 2017 May 14, 2017 Author
Flame in the Mist Renee Ahdieh May 16, 2017 May 21, 2017 First to Read
*Perfect Ruin Lauren DeStefano Oct 1, 2013 May 28, 2017 Riveted
*Unhooked Lisa Maxwell Feb 2, 2016 Jun 4, 2017 Riveted
*Rebel of the Sands Alwyn Hamilton Mar 8, 2016 Jun 11, 2017 Bought
*Throne of Glass Sarah J Maas Aug 2, 2012 Jun 18, 2017 Bought
*Wildefire Karsten Knight Jul 26, 2011 Jun 25, 2017 Bought
*Cruel Beauty Rosamund Hodge Jun 28, 2014 Jul 2, 2017 Library
*Blackhearts Nicole Castroman Feb 9, 2016 Jul 9, 2017 Riveted
Mask of Shadows Linsey Miller Sep 5, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 Netgalley

*This review can be moved to a later date.