Review Policy

General information

I am currently accepting select Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade and Childrens books for review. I am also accepted Subscription Boxes and Products for review at my discretion. You can send emails to bookandbloom@gmail.com or reach me using the contact form HERE

I accept print ARCs  and Finished Copies. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books if I do not already own them.

I am NOT accepting e-books or audiobooks at this time. Review requests for these books will not receive a reply.

Genres

I accept Adult, YA, and MG fiction in the following genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Memoir/Biography
  • Poetry
  • Adventure
  • Surrealism
  • Short Stories

I will accept Childrens books of all genres.

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

  • Non-fiction
  • “Issues” books if the content holds a trigger for me.
  • Extremely political or religious topics
  • Free verse novels

Accepting Books

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review.

I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. If you require the review up by a certain date them I prefer to have the book 2-3 months in advance. This gives me both time to read the book, write the review and fit it into my scheduled post.

Reviews

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Some reviews may also be posted on Goodreads. My reviews are written in a casual and fun manner. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that. I will always try to explain why the book I am reviewing did not work for me personally. I will not write nasty comments or personally attack the author.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation as to why I did not finish it, however it is extremely rare for me not to finish a book. Even if it is a struggle, I try my best to finish every book so that I can form a solid and complete opinion of the work.

Review Structure

All reviews will include the following: 

  • Cover art
  • Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series status
  • Other works by the same author
  • Where I received the book
  • My review: What I liked and didn’t

I don’t always give a star rating, as I prefer to simply talk about how I felt about the book.

Giveaways

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books.

Entries will be compiled and winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter.

If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request:

  • Title/Author
  • Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook)
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
  • Run time of the giveaway
  • Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)

Author Guest Posts and Interviews

I am happy to host authors here at Book & Bloom! At this time, I will only be hosting authors whose books I have either read, are on my TBR already, or that I am interested in adding to my TBR.

If you would like to be featured on Book & Bloom, please email me with the following information:

  • Your name and the name of your book
  • A brief description of your book (or link to Goodreads)
  • Do you prefer a guest post or an interview? Will you provide a topic/questions or would you like me to? *
  • The month/date you would like to be featured**
  • If you would like to include a giveaway

*Please note: If I have not read your book yet and you are coming up with your own guest post topic, then I prefer, but do not require, you send me a copy of your book.

If I have not read your book yet and I am coming up with the guest post topic or interview questions, then I require a copy of your book and 3-4 months advance time to read your book.

Requests to Host Me On Your Blog

Thank you for your interest! I am honored, however my schedule does not allow me a lot of time to be writing a lot of guest posts. however, feel free to get in touch and I will let you know if it is something I can squeeze in.

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