Review Policy

Thank you so much for considering me to review your novel. I understand the hours and dedication you have put into your book baby, so please know how honoured I am.

I am currently accepting review requests. Please read my review policy before contacting me to ensure I am the right fit. Where it is obvious the review policy hasn’t been read, requests will be deleted.

Please Note: I am currently NOT ACCEPTING non-fiction. Though I do read it and believe it is important, I am very stuck in what I do and don’t like.

  • I have no preference to audience of book. Childrens (I have 3 children between infant and 11), Middle Grade, YA or Adult.
  • I do prefer fantasy though I do read a lot of Science Ficton, PNR, Horror, Thriller and Mysteries.
  • I don’t really read ‘chick lit’ or contemporary.
  • I don’t mind ebooks, but preference will always be given to physical copies.
  • My reviews are all me, all of the time. I will always be honest in my reviews.
  • I reserve the right to say no to a book. This would usually be because my TBR pile has become dragon hoard big and I need to get it down. Every book should recieve attention and love.
  • I will always try and work within your deadlines if you have them and advise me of what they are.

How I rate books

I use the CAWPILE rating system created by G at BookRoast and have been using it since early 2020. For those unfamiliar with the CAWPILE system here’s what it is and how it’s calculated.

Each book I review is compiled of seven reading parameters and scored out of 10:

  • Characters
  • Atmosphere
  • Worldbuilding
  • Plot
  • Intrigue
  • Logic/ Relationships and
  • Enjoyment

The score of each aspect is then divided by seven and gives me a number between ONE and TEN that corresponds to a star rating

  • 0 – 1 Zero stars
  • 1.1 – 2.2 ⭐
  • 2.3 – 4.5 ⭐⭐
  • 4.6 – 6.9 ⭐⭐⭐
  • 7 – 8.9 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 9 – 10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I find this system gives my reviews a lot more structure and allows for consistency across different genres. However there are times when I feel a particular book is just a little better than the CAWPILE calculates for me. When this is the case I will add a half star.

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me here. For the lastest (at time of posting) and full video by G herself explaining how it all works and where you can download the spreadsheet, go here.

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