Review Policy

Review Method

All my reviews are reflections of my honest opinion and true feelings towards the books I’ve read. My reviews are divided into two sections: General Comments and Critical Review. The General Comments field will show exactly what my overall emotional response to the book was while the Critical Review breaks the story down into four aspects: Author’s Voice/ POV, Characters, Storyline/ Plot, and Cover & Blurb. Then I give my overall Rating Conclusion which will reflect whatever I’ve said in my review.

I do not promise an ecstatic review. I do not promise a good rating. However, I can promise that I will not tear a book apart nor will I attack the author. I can appreciate that a book might simply not be for me and I try to show exactly what did not appeal to me so that potential readers can make a decision based on their own preferences


I prefer to review Young Adult books here at Words That Fly. Specifically:

  1. Paranormal
  2. Dystopian
  3. Contemporary
  4. Mystery/ Suspense
  5. Fantasy

However, I am also quite willing to review Paranormal Romance and Chick Lit of the non-YA variety as well as some Middle Grade. These will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Formats Accepted

I accept bound copies, ARCS/ Galleys, PDFs and e-books compatible with Kindle or Adobe Digital Editions.

Self-Published Authors

I have no problem with accepting self-published works as long as the grammar and spelling are correct and the story is formatted properly. I reserve the right to accept these on a case-by-case basis. As for the genres I accept, please see above.

Note: As at February 10, 2018, I am NOT ACCEPTING requests from self-published authors. I am currently behind on my review schedule and I will be opening this back up once I’m back on track.

Scheduling of a Review

I will do my best to review ARCS within the months preceding its publication date under my ARCs in the Afternoon feature. Books, which have been officially released for six (60 months or more will be reviewed via my Morning Muse feature and I will post reviews within two months of acknowledging receipt of said books on the blog. If I am unable to review it within this time period, I will always contact you and let you know.

If you have any further questions or wish to contact me for a review, feel free to email me at:

Please entitle emails requesting a Book Review as: Book Review Request. This will ensure that the email will go into the right folder, that you will get a response within seven days, and finally that I won’t simply delete the email as spam.


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