Review Policy

General Information

I am currently accepting select Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Adult books for review.  For review inquiries, you may send emails to celinereads@gmail.com or you may complete the contact form below.

I accept print ARCS and e-books (only in an .epub or .pdf format).  If the book is part of a series, I may need the previous books.

I am not accepting audiobooks or self published/indie books.

Please ask me if I am interested in reading the book you want me to review before sending me a copy and assuming that I will review it.

Genres

Here is the link to my TBR list where you can find books that I am planning on reading.  If your book is on the list, then you will know for sure that I want to read it.

accept the following fiction genres:

  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Dystopian
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Historical

I am not accepting the following genres:

  • Horror
  • Poetry
  • Political
  • Religious
  • Memoirs
  • Non-fiction

Accepting Books

I cannot guarantee that I will write a review for a book that I accept for review.

I will try my best to read and review a book as soon as I can.  If there is a specific date that you would like me to review a book, please let me know and I will do my best to get it up by the date that you would like the review to be posted.  If not, I could take me months to post a review.  I prefer to have at least three months to review a book.

Reviews

I will post a review on my blog and on my goodreads account.  I write my reviews in a casual and relaxed manner rather than a formal literary critique.

I will write a fair and honest review.  Therefore, my reviews will not always be positive reviews.  If I do not enjoy a book, I will explain why I did not enjoy it.  I will not simply just say that I didn’t like it and not explain why.  The same goes for if I do not want to finish a book that I have received for review.  I will also state that I did not finish the book and  what page I stopped reading.

I am entitled to my own opinion and have the right to refuse to review a book.

Review Structure

All reviews will include the following:

  • Title of the book
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Page Count
  • Release Date
  • Cover Art
  • Format (e-book, print ARCs)
  • Star Rating

Star Rating:

★★★★★ [5/5] = I love it and will most likely buy my own copy

★★★★☆ [4/5] = It was an enjoyable read

★★★☆☆ [3/5] = Neither liked or disliked

★★☆☆☆ [2/5] = Enjoyed some parts, but mostly did not enjoy

★☆☆☆☆ [1/5] = Did not enjoy one bit of it

I will also give .5 ratings (4.5, 3.5, 2.5, 1.5)