Review Policy

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Without books, this blog would not exist, so I spend a lot of time reading and reviewing. I am open to receiving ARCs or special copies of books to read in exchange for an honest review.

I cannot promise to agree to every review request but I will consider all queries and review copies sent my way.  If you would like to send me a request, you may email me at samkilfordblog [at] gmail [dot] com

While I do prefer to have physical copies of the novel, usually because I like to take pictures of the book for my review, I often do accept virtual copies. Please note that if you plan to send me an ARC or copy of a novel via e-mail, I am only able to accept it in pdf format.

I’m generally open to reading books of all genres from horror to chick lit. Right now, I’m eager to put a spotlight on books by female authors and female-driven stories so please do get in touch if that sounds like you/your work and let me know if you’d like your novel to also be featured on my female literature centric blog Literary Women.

Please be aware that all reviews will reflect my honest opinion.

photo by emily chow.

I am a college student and sometimes life gets in the way. If you want me to finish the book by a specific deadline then please state that in your e-mail and I’ll see what I can to do. In the rare occasion that I have difficulty getting round to reading a book then I will not finish it. In this case, I reserve the right not to review the book as I cannot write an honest review on a book I haven’t completely read.

My reviews all follow the same basic structure; a summary of what it’s about, who wrote it, links to buy it and add it on GoodReads, a couple paragraphs of my opinion and a rating out of five stars. If you have a particular requirement for the way I set out the review please let me know and I will endeavour to fulfill it as best as I can.