Review Policy

Review Policy

One of the greatest joys I have when deciding what to read next is to stumble upon a wonderful book that is on the verge of discovery. I encourage any writer, publisher, or fellow bookworm to contact me if they wish for me to review a book.

I strongly encourage you to read my review policy before contacting me.

I believe in writing fair reviews. If a book is not to my liking, I will say so. I do not believe that it is fair to my readers who expect honesty from my reviews.

How do I review books? Basically, I tend to write all of my book reviews in a similar fashion.

Opening quote

I like to present an opening and enticing short quote from the book. I believe that the right quotation will draw readers into the book review. If the book has not been published yet (ARC copies), I will not add a quote unless requested by the author/publisher.

Initial Thoughts

Following the short quote, I will write a short paragraph entitled “Initial Thoughts” presenting my initial thoughts about the book and how I found out about it. To me, the initial reaction to a book is extremely important as it is true that first impressions are everything.

Summary

I will present a summary of the book (usually from Goodreads or Amazon). I will post a thumbnail of cover art from Goodreads (or a full cover image if requested).

The Review

There are many things I take into consideration when reviewing a book. Not every book is the same, and so my approach is slightly different depending upon the genre and style. Usually, I review the way the book was written, the storyline, the characters (or key figures).

Rating

Grading

Each letter grade corresponds to my final rating of the book. For example:

A Excellent

About the Book 

Here I will share information about the book. For example:

Title: n/a
Author: n/a
Series: n/a
Year Published: n/a
Pages: n/a
Genres & Subjects: n/a

Where to Buy…

I will add buy links upon request.

About the Author

I will add a biography of the author and links to the author’s website and social media upon request.

About cover art

If I do not have permission to post cover art, I won’t. For many of my posts, I will use a thumbnail from Goodreads, or I will use images which I believe to represent the book as a substitute for cover art. If you are an author or publisher and wish for me to use your cover art, I would be glad to do so. I believe that cover art helps to promote a book by allowing for it to become more recognizable to the general public.

Books I am interested in reviewing…

As you probably have noticed by my book reviews, I am interested in many subjects and genres. I am interested in reviewing books in the following genres & subjects:

Fiction

  • young adult fiction
  • fantasy fiction
  • graphic novels
  • manga
  • dystopia
  • romance
  • historical fiction
  • children’s fiction
  • fairy tales/myths (retellings)
  • paranormal
  • classic novels
  • world literature
  • indigenous literature
  • vampires

 Books I am not interested in reviewing…

  • erotica
  • westerns
  • crime

This is not an extensive list. Please email me at alicemontgomeryreviews@gmail.com or visit my CONTACT ME page if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you.

Final remarks

I reserve the right to decline any request. If I receive a request for a book that does not fall within my area of interest, I will not respond. 

Feel free to contact me at alicemontgomeryreviews@gmail.com or by visiting my CONTACT ME page.

 

Thank you for reading,

-Alice Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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