Review Policy

Being on hiatus, I am not currently accepting review requests, or requests for author interviews / guest posts. Any requests that I receive in the meantime will be deleted and will not receive a reply.

Thank you for your understanding.

First things first, thank you so much for considering me to review your book! Please keep in mind that I’m a college student with a not-insignificant amount of coursework and real-life commitments, so unfortunately I can’t accommodate every request. Requests that do not comply with the following review policy will be deleted without further notice.

Post options: I am open to author interviews or guest / collaborative posts and review requests, including self-published and indie authors.

Accepted formats: I prefer digital formats (Kindle; Adobe Digital Editions is not preferred but I can work with it); print is also fine. No audiobooks, please.

Genres & rep: I’ll read most YA books, especially if there’s significant LGBTQ+ and/or APIDA (plus other PoC) and/or neurodivergent / mental health representation, though I generally prefer fantasy, historical, mythological, and contemporary. I also enjoy memoirs / biographies and I’m generally open to nonfiction, depending on the topic.

I’m not a huge fan of dystopia, romance (as primary plotline), erotica, horror, or thrillers.

I am an #ownvoices reviewer for Asian-American (Taiwanese / Chinese), queer (biromantic demisexual / bisexual), neurodivergent & mental health (autism spectrum & anxiety), and New Adult representation.

Reviews: My reviews tend to be quite honest about what I did and didn’t like, in accordance with my 5-star rating system; however, I do try to point out what I think others might enjoy about a book even if I personally was not blown away. (You can look at previous reviews to get a sense of my style.) 

Timeline: I do my best to finish review copies within the month, though books I receive post-release may get slightly lower priority. I write my reviews as soon as I’ve finished the book, at which point I will post them to Goodreads and, if requested, send a link or paste the contents of the review in an email to the author or publisher; if cross-posting to my blog, I schedule the post within about two weeks of the release date.

Distribution: By default, I post all reviews to Goodreads and some also to this blog; if I rate a book below 3 stars, I may not cross-post the review or I may include it in a mini-review post with others. I am open to cross-posting to booksellers such as Barnes & Noble (but not Amazon) but make no guarantees.

I reserve the right not to review your book for any reason, regardless of whether or not I have received a copy.

For reviews: If you’ve read over the above information and think I would be a good fit for your book, please email me (bookwyrmbites@gmail.com) with the summary, release date, any preferences for post timing, and any additional relevant information. 

For author posts: If you’ve read over the above information and think my blog would be a good fit, please email me (bookwyrmbites@gmail.com) with a brief author bio, upcoming release(s), what type of post you’re interested in doing, and any additional relevant information.

Thank you again for your interest!

Last updated September 1, 2019

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