Review Policy


Review policy:

At the moment, I am receiving books from publishers to review at least monthly. Sometimes this means three, four or even more reviews due on the same day or within a few days of each other – as such, these reviews will take priority as I have dates for them, and contacts. I only review books I know I will enjoy, and these take priority.

I attempt to write honest, yet balanced reviews – some might lean more towards loving it or loathing it. I reserve that for books that either capture me completely or that I don’t enjoy at all. I try not to be too critical, and give the books I am sent a decent shot.

If a book does not have a specific date a review is needed, it will move down the list when there are specific dates involved. This is simply so I can stay on top of everything and get to things at a fair pace.

My blogs include Title, Author, Publisher, Publication Date, Price (you MUST specify if this is not to be in Australian dollars, or I will put the price I find in Australian dollars), Page numbers, Genre, and Synopsis. If I agree to review a book not from a publicity contact at a publisher, you will need to provide all of these and a cover image yourself – that way, the format is uniform across the blog and your review will have the same format as others.

Genres I review:

  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • YA
  • Children’s
  • Crime/Mystery
  • Genre blended
  • Non-Fiction – biographies, history.

I do not review books about business practices, science or technology. Please do not send me anything like this as I will not read it at all. Nor do I read or review erotica.

Nor do I review cook books, health books, spirituality or self help books – these are not my area of interest or expertise. These books are not going to be reviewed well or at all if I receive them.

Ebooks: I don’t typically read e-books for a variety of reasons, so please consider this before asking me to review one. Print books are easier for me, and as I get a lot of these from Australian publishers, they will always take priority.

As I have just started a quiz writer’s job, I do not have time to read things that will not be reviewed fairly, or on time.

I reserve the right to refuse to review a book if it does not fit into my schedule or if it is one I am not going to enjoy.

The Book Muse