Review Policy

Review Policy

General information
I am currently accepting  books for review on a very limited basis. I am breaking the list down into what I am actively seeking, other genres I enjoy, and genres that would be a hard sell. You are still welcome to contact me if your book falls into a category other than what I am actively seeking, just know that I am more likely to pass and, even if I accept, it will likely be months before I get a chance to read and review the book. You can send emails to litandlampposts@gmail.com
**Note: Due to the volume of emails, I will email you if I am interested and would like to read your book. If I do not reply, it can be assumed that I will have to pass at this time.


I accept print ARCs, finished copies, e-books, and audiobooks.
If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books in order to provide a comprehensive overview and will review the previous books in the series as well. In the case of audiobooks, there will be two aspects of the review: one for the story, and another reviewing the reader/audio performance.

Genres

I am actively seeking new books in these select categories:

 

I am enjoy reading books in the following genres, although I am not actively seeking new books to read in them at this time:

  • Fantasy and all its subgenres
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings
  • Science Fiction and all its subgenres
  • Christian Non-Fiction

I will consider in the following genres, although they may be harder sells:

  • Poetry
  • Free verse novels
  • Short story compilations
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Graphic Novel
  • Classic Story Retellings

I am NOT likely to accept books in the following genres, although you are welcome to submit the request:

  • Non-fiction (with the exception of the topics mentioned above)
  • Memoirs/modern biographies
  • Contemporary
  • Reference/Self-Help Books
  • Extremely political or “hot button” topics
  • Romance
  • Erotica
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Satire
  • Fanfiction
Accepting Books

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a lengthy review here on my blog. I would rather write a review for a book I love and recommend than to write a review for one that simply doesn’t work for me. Every book I read will, at the very least, get at least a short review posted to Goodreads, Amazon, and/or Barnes & Noble.

I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 3-4 months prior to when you would like the review posted.

Reviews

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble though not all and they may be modified. My reviews are written in a relaxed manner reminiscent of a conversation among friends. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write completely positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.

With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

Review Structure

All reviews will include the following:

  • Cover art
  • Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series status, the book’s blurb
  • Where I received the book
  • My review: What I liked and didn’t

Requests to Host Me On Your Blog

 

Thank you for your interest! I am honored, and would love to email to coordinate when my schedule may allow for me to write guest posts. I am happy to participate in an interview as well.