Hello there! If you’re an author, publisher, or fellow bookworm, thank you so much for considering For the Bookish a trusted reviewer. Here are my policies for what I will and will not review, and how I rate books.
What I Review:
– Middle Grade & Young Adult
– Mild romance
– Contemporary fiction
– Historical Fiction
– Christian fiction
– (occasionally) Dystopian or Sci-Fi
*Note: I discuss all genres of literature on my blog, but I will only review what is listed above.
What I Will Not Review:
– Adult fiction
– Erotica/Unclean romance
– Comic/Graphic novels
My blog is meant for fellow teen readers to find appropriate books. No adult content or fiction of any sort will be reviewed here. If you are considering me as a reviewer, please understand the following: I do not accept explicit language, underage drinking, sexual content, or any adult content in any of the books I review.
Sending me an Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC)?
I do not accept PDF formatted ARCs. I do, however, welcome any review copy that follows my guidelines. I will try my best to read your book in a timely manner. Please let me know if there is a specific date you’d like the book to be reviewed. Alongside my blog, I post reviews on Goodreads.
I will provide information about the book prior to the review: title, author, series (if applicable), publisher, publishing date, length, source, synopsis, and cover.
I rate my books based on: character development, predictability, flow of book (length, story line, if the book was slow at any point, etc.), relatable characters, and if the book met/exceeded/did not meet my expectations.
If there was any questionable content, I will list it for cautious readers.
I write honest reviews for all the books I read. Specifically, I do write negative reviews from time to time.
How I Rate Books
five stars: I absolutely adored this book! I can see myself re-reading it and recommending to everyone I know!
four stars: I liked this book a lot! It had a few flaws, but overall I enjoyed it. I may or may not re-read it and recommend the book to certain people I think would enjoy it.
three stars: I fairly enjoyed this book. I had several complaints and at times it was slow to get through, but it was decent and interesting.
two stars: This book was mediocre and I would not read it again or recommend it. I may have enjoyed parts of it, but didn’t like the plot/characters and/or there was content I wasn’t okay with.
one star: I did not like this book at all! I did not complete it.
Thank you for respecting my review policies. Please contact me if you have any questions or requests.