Book Review Policy

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Email: charlottesomewhereblog@gmail.com

Twitter: @charlotteswhere

Review Requests

Please contact me by email if you would like me to review your book. I am happy to accept physical books or e-books compatible with a Kindle e-reader and will always provide an honest review of your book.

Please let me know if you want your book reviewed in a specific timescale. This may affect my ability to commit to providing a review. Blogging is my hobby and has to fit around my work and small family, so I cannot always commit to reading and reviewing books at short notice.

What you can expect from me:

I will provide an honest review which will be posted on my blog. I will also post a sentence or two about the book on StoryGraph and will cross-post this to Amazon. If you would like me to post this anywhere else, I am happy to do so – just let me know!

Middle Grade books might be read with my son and we provide joint reviews in a regular feature called Books with the Boy. If you would like us to consider your book for this, please let me know and I will consult with the boy! Please note, these reviews often take longer than books I read by myself. Similarly, if you would prefer your book were not reviewed in this way, please let me know.

Reviews will be tailored to the book, but will usually include a quote and a photo of book as well as my thoughts. I do not post star-ratings in my blog posts or on StoryGraph, but observe the star ratings system on Amazon.

If I do not feel able to review your book as 3* or more then I will contact you to advise of this and we can decide together on the next steps. If I feel unable to finish reading your book for any reason, then I will contact you to advise on this and I will not provide a review.

Preferred Genres:

  • Middle Grade: Fantasy, Contemporary, and Adventure.
  • Young Adult: Fantasy, Contemporary, Dystopian, and Thriller. 
  • Adult: Crime and Thriller.

Genres/ Subjects I Will Usually Not Review:

Please let me know when contacting me if your book fits any of the below:

  • Erotica.
  • Child assault / child sexual assault.
  • Books with graphic murder, rape or torture scenes.
  • Books which prominently feature childbirth, death in childbirth, or mental health issues following a birth.

I will still consider your book on an individual basis, but I am unlikely to accept it for review if it has this content. These are things that I do not enjoy reading, and I would not be able to provide a fair review of books with this content. If a book does contain the above, and I am not aware in advance, I will not finish reading the book and will not review it.

Blog Tours:

I am happy to participate in blog tours and provide review, spotlight posts, extracts and host Q and As. My blog tour reviews will include information about the book and the author as well as my review and a link to purchase the book. I am happy to consider additions to this if required.

Thanks again for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you!

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