Book Review Policy

I review books because I love reading. If you are interested in having me review your book, please explore this blog and make sure you think it would be a good fit. I do not read horror. I only read a limited amount of sci-fi/fantasy, nonfiction, and suspense.

So what are my favorite genres? I adore fiction. Middle grade, YA, women’s fiction, mystery, and historical fiction top my list of favorites. I love magical realism, well-developed characters, and any story that can whisk me away. I primarily accept requests for books published within the last three months, or to be publishes in the next six months.

To inquire about getting your book on my schedule, please use the contact form on the Contact Us page and include:

  • A brief description of the book
  • Why you think I’d be a good fit
  • An author bio and link to the author’s website (to be included in the review)
  • If you’re interested in being interviewed


I strive to reply to all requests within a month. The author/requestor typically provides an advanced copy of the book in digital (Kindle/Kindle-compatible or via NetGalley) or print form.

I provide a full review and create custom graphic design banners for each review (these include the book’s cover and a Pinnable Pinterest image). I do not rate based on stars within the review.

Where I Share Book Reviews

When I publish my review, I cross post to social media and book review/retail sites. Once the review is posted, I will email the review link and tag the author in social posts. I love being tagged when authors and publishers share my reviews! I’m @PawPrintsintheSink on Instagram and @PawPrintsBlog on Twitter.

You can view my social channels here:

Review Limitations

It is possible that after reading the book, I will discover it is not a good fit for me. I’m a firm believer that just because I do not enjoy a book does not mean it is bad, simply that it wasn’t a good fit for me. I don’t write negative reviews. I’m not the author’s critique partner and I have no desire to share why it wasn’t a good fit for me publicly, as I don’t want my experience to dissuade someone who could have a completely different reading experience from me to not read it. I do not accept review requests if I don’t expect to like the book.

I have not had this happen yet, but in the event that I read the book and it isn’t a good fit, I will not review it and will notify the submitter that it will not be reviewed.

Disclaimer

By requesting my review, you respect and acknowledge that I am obligated to write my honest opinion. If I am unable to review a book because it ultimately turns out to be a poor fit for me, I reserve the right to decline to review.

Other Review Related Services

If you enjoy my review, other available services include:

  • An author interview post
  • A giveaway with author/publisher provided materials
  • A full series review, if a new release is upcoming

I am honored each and every time I am chosen to review a book. Thank you for considering me as a reviewer.