Review Policy

NOTE: For the time being, I'm not reviewing any self-published novels. Also, I am attending university in Scotland and only review physical copies of books. If you contact me, please be willing to either mail me a copy to Scotland or send it to my home address in the United States and wait for me to pick it up over the Christmas/summer holiday.

I was reading through my old (very rambling, slightly outdated) review policy, and I realized just how desperately I needed a new one. So here we go! I will provide as much information as I can think of, and if there's anything that confuses you please don't hesitate to ask me. I check the comments regularly throughout the day, and usually comment back in under 24 hours. I would appreciate any feedback you might have for me about this page, as I plan to improve it periodically. Now to my review policy:

I look at books on a case-by-case basis. I am open to receiving self published books, but I examine them very closely before accepting and will only accept those I think I will absolutely love. I do this because I would hate to give a negative review to a self-published book.

What sort of books do I like? That's an excellent question. I love middle grade and lower young adult books with some mixture of humor, adventure, high stakes, plot twists, and romance. I will review some Christian books, but I don't often like to get too religious because I know not all of my readers are Christians. I also love adult historical nonfiction, especially about the Titanic, the last Romanovs, and (my latest obsession!) Richard III. My favorite fiction genres include sci-fi, fantasy, historical fantasy, and fairytale retellings. I also like contemporary nonfiction, especially when it focuses on studying, self-help, and economics. I realize my nonfiction interests are really vague/scattered, so–as I said before–I look at every book on a case-by-case basis.

What sort of books don't I like? That's another good question. I guarantee I will hate/DNF books with terrible language, erotica, excessive discussions of sex, a flagrant disrespect for Christianity, and really gory/senseless violence. I also don't really enjoy books with a huge amount of paranormal content.

These are the general guidelines, but I look at each book individually. To get a better feel for the type of books I like to review, I recommend you take a look at my review page.

Okay, so much for the content of books. Now lets get down to the nitty-gritty! I prefer hard copies over ebooks, and will only accept an ecopy if the book really, really interests me. I don't accept self-published ebooks, so please don't offer me any. I reserve the right to not review any book I receive, but this rarely ever happens. I usually schedule reviews on the basis of first-come-first serve, meaning when a book shows up on my doorstep that's when I pencil it into my calendar. If there's a specific day you'd like me to post a review I will try to accommodate that, and will let you know up front whether or not I'll be able to make it happen. I post all reviews on Goodreads (my account), and am willing upon request to put them on Books-A-Million as well. Please note that do NOT have an Amazon account connected to Read Till Dawn, so I won't post my review of your book on there.

I would love to respond to each and every review request that I receive, but because of time restrictions I only respond to those that I am going to accept.

Thank you for considering me to review your book! If you have read through this page carefully and believe it matches my criteria, then please send me a query at ireadtilldawnATgmailDOTcom. I look forward to hearing from you!

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