Review Policy

Hey there! I am glad you took out time to check out my review policy! (If you have any other question than this, then you can e-mail me; my e-mail is mentioned at the end of the policy.)

Let’s start with the most important question:

  • What genre do I accept?

I am really selective about my reading and kind of a mood reader. I read and review every genre (except cooking, health and fitness, pets, crafts, home decorating, languages, travel, home improvement, art and music and sometimes even philosophy and classics). Though there are few genres which I prefer –

Non – Fiction – Humor, Autobiographies and Biographies, Self – Help, Mythological Fiction, Spirituality, Psychology.

Fiction (Very Selective about this one) –Crime/Mystery (especially Nordic Noir), Speculative Fiction, Women Fiction.

(Currently not accepting any Horror, romantic and YA) Acceptance of any book will totally be dependent on the number of books in line, how much do the book appeal to me and the timeline in which you want the review.

  • Which format do I accept?

I accept hard copy (paperback, hardcover – anything). If you can ship to India, then kindly email me. My email is mentioned at the end of the policy.

  • What should you expect?

I review books honestly and my reviews are completely my opinions (you can check them here). I list out all the points I like and dislike about the book and sometimes, my experience while reading and try to cover each and every element of the book (plot, narration, POV, character, writing style and many)

I will not write a glowing review just because you sent me the book. I will write an honest review, though I never trash a book. I do write things I dislike but at the same time, there would have things that I liked. So, this is what I’ll put out for you.

  • How much time will I take to post the review?

Generally, it takes at least 2 weeks and not more than 4. It completely depends upon the books I am currently reading and books in line to be reviewed. Though I am not going to make you wait for more than 4 weeks, but you do have to consider the time in exchange for an honest review. Just give me time and I’ll get it going.

An ARC of the book which isn’t self – published, a book from my favorite author and the books of an author I already reviewed will be given a priority. Also, the book I have personally requested will have priority over the others.

An email with the link of the review as soon as it completes will be sent to you.

  • Where do I post reviews?

I will post reviews on this blog (check here), Goodreads, Instagram, Amazon and if needed, Facebook.

  • How to get in touch?

You can send me the e-mail with the subject line – ‘REVIEW COPY’ or you can message me on my Instagram handle. (My e-mail is mentioned at the end of the policy.)

I will respond to you within a week, depending on the work going on.

  • How do I rate a book?

The way I rate a book –

5/5: Loved it! Perfect! Impactful! It was pretty flawless and was an awesome read.

4/5: I liked it! The book was a good read. There can be some minor improvements, but that is okay. It can be reread.

3/5: The book is good/average, has some flaws but I enjoy reading it. Satisfying Read!

2/5: I’m okay with it.

1/5: Not me. I didn’t like it. 

Thank you! I hope you appreciate it!

E – mail : wordvibes@zoho(dot)com