Review Policy

 

Current Reviewing Status: I am not accepting general review requests at this time. Please feel free to check back soon though, as I will be resuming with requests in a short while.

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Thank you for taking the time to find out more about what a review here at BTS entails!

Please continue reading to find out about the reviewing process and how to request a review.

 

The Reviewer:

Here at Books that Spark, I am the sole book blogger. I began this blog as a means to share the passion I have for books and the main feature of the blog is book reviews. I’m not a professional reviewer. I’m a girl who loves reading and loves talking about what I’ve read. I can’t/won’t analyse your book in detail but what I can do is share my thoughts to fellow readers.

If you would like to learn a bit more about me and the blog, please check here.

What to Expect:

The reviews I write aren’t professional. I write reviews for entertainment and thus, I won’t provide a critical review for the books I read. Instead, I will share my thoughts, feelings and overall enjoyment of the book. This will include discussion of the plot and characters for example.

I understand that reading tastes do differ and I appreciate that the thoughts I hold of a particular book might not be the same as others. I’m not here to influence readers to buy a book or not. I am here to give my honest opinion and allow readers to make their own decisions.

If I don’t enjoy a book, I will be truthful about this. I don’t like writing negative reviews – in fact I hate it! However, I have to be honest. Reviews will be constructive. I aim to review a book as the book it is, not the book I wished was written instead. If I don’t finish a book, I don’t feel comfortable writing a review and because of this, I do not guarantee to write a review for each request I accept.

Please be aware that I can’t promise to post a review on a specific date. However, I do aim to read and review books in a timely manner and will consider a specific date in certain circumstances.

My reviews will include cover art, author details, publication details, synopsis of the book*, my personal thoughts and a star rating (check here to find more about the star ratings).

All reviews are posted here on BTS and on GoodReads. I promote review posts via Facebook and Twitter. From time-to-time, I might feature the review on other places online.

*The synopsis will be taken even from the blurb, GoodReads, Amazon UK or the publishers website.

 

Accepted Genres:

I review Young Adult books only.

I’m happy to accept YA books of the following genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Dystopian
  • Contemporary
  • Historical
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Science Fiction

At this time, I won’t accept:

  • Self-published/Indie
  • Non-Fiction
  • Erotica
  • Relgious
  • Horror
  • Crime
  • Self-Help
  • Short Stories

Please Note: If the book is part of a series and I have not read its preceding titles, I do ask that you provide theses as well so I am able to write a fair review. I won’t read a series out of sequence.

You can see a complete list of the books I have reviewed here.

Accepted Formats:

I accept ARCS and finished copies in the following formats:

  • E-Books ( must be compatible with the Kindle)
  • Print

 

If you have any questions or would like to request a review, please feel free to email me at:

jennifer(at)booksthatspark(dot)com