Review Policy


I am not currently able to take on new requests for reviews. I hope to be able to start offering these again shortly. In the meantime, I am still able to host Q&As, guest posts, or share book extracts, if this is something that you are interested in.

Thanks for understanding.

Mai xx

Thank you for your interest in my blog and for considering me for a review. I am happy to work with authors, publishers and blog tour organisers, but would ask that all initial contact is made via my contact page on the blog, and not via social media.

All reviews are an honest reflection of my own opinions. I will always try to be constructive, but will not post an entirely negative review. I understand the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing a book, and I admire anyone who has lasted the distance. I am not prepared to detract from this hard work by posting a review that is entirely critical. If I am not able to finish a book, or provide a review, I will contact the person who provided the book privately to explain my reasons why.

I do not give star ratings on my blog, as I feel this can detract from what I actually have to say about the book, and I want people to see the whole picture. I do use a star rating on Goodreads, Amazon and NetGalley, but only because they make me.

I am happy to read almost any genre of book, except for horror and erotica. I have no interest in either of these types of books. I am currently on the fence regarding sci-fi, mainly because the real hardcore sci-fi stuff can blow my mind a bit at times!

If you would like me to consider a book for review, please include the following details when you make contact, as I will only come back to ask these questions if you don’t:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Genre
  • Publisher
  • Page Count
  • Publication Date
  • Blurb

I will accept paperbacks, hardbacks, or any format that can be read on Kindle.

Reviews will be posted at my own discretion, unless a date or deadline has been agreed, and will be shared on Goodreads, Amazon UK, and NetGalley (where appropriate). Any physical books may also be shared on Instagram. I also share links to reviews on Twitter on the day they are published on my blog.

I will consider all requests, but please do not be offended if I decide that a book is not for me, as this is just a reflection of my personal tastes.

All reviews are free. I do not ask for, or receive, payment for any review posted on this blog. Where purchase links are included, these are for ease of reference only, and again I receive no payment if these links are followed.

As well as reviews, I am also happy to host the following:

  • Q&As
  • Guest Posts
  • Book Extracts

If you think we sound like a good fit, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.