Review Policy

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I know what you’re thinking.

“Wow, wouldn’t it be great to have my book reviewed by Jess?”

Here’s my review policy so we can see if your book is a right fit.

FYI: Any books I write about have been bought by myself unless I say otherwise. Sometimes I get books from Netgalley or publishers but this won’t lead to a dishonest review. If you don’t believe me, check out what I thought of Life is Like a Parade.

Preferred genres and themes?

I love young adult and new adult fiction. Lately I’ve been reading an absolute ton of dystopian novels but I’m not a fan of super long books. If I’d struggle to hold the book in one hand, I’ll likely be less-than-enthusiastic to read it.

If it’s fiction to do with mental health or feminism, I’m likely to have an interest. In saying that, I do sometimes get sick of those themes (it can get too heavy after a while, you know?) so they’re not in every book I read.

I haven’t read too much LGBTQ+ books so more of that in the world would be fantastic. If you send one my way, my ears will perk up. Same goes for anything that promotes diversity and inclusivity. 

Hardback, paperback or ebooks?

I flip between reading paperbacks and ebooks so while I’m happy with either, I prefer paperbacks. They’re easier to read and won’t die mid-drama.

The most important part: I can’t guarantee I’ll give you a good review just because I’ve got your book. It’s your job to make a great book. It’s mine to write honestly and openly about it. I don’t want to give people the wrong impression so they’ll waste their time and money.

Sound good? Give me a shout at [email protected] with a blurb (and even mention that you read the review policy for extra points) and I’ll get back to you when I can.