Review Policies

Thank you for visiting Book Recs and Paperweights! And thank you for taking the time to consider me for a review!

What genres are I open to reviewing?

While I primarily read YA, I will also accept requests for the odd MG, NA, or Adult title. My favourite genres include:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical
  • Dystopian
  • Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
  • Thrillers

I may also accept the rare contemporary, romance, literary, memoir, or erotica (this category is more of a miss for me, but I won’t reject them outright). I will also consider novellas, indie, or self-published books, granted they are one of the above genres. PLEASE NOTE: I will not accept nonfiction, poetry, short stories, horror, or mysteries (unless they’re a mystery/thriller).

What do my reviews include?

  • Book cover
  • Book title
  • Author name
  • Publisher information
  • Publication date
  • Number of pages
  • Synopsis
  • Links for purchase or pre-order (Amazon.ca/.com, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo, Goodreads, Author website)
  • An honest and thoughtful review (to be posted here and on my Goodreads account, with links on my Twitter account)
  • My rating [1-5] [Recommended or Paperweight]

What formats do I accept?

While I would prefer a hard copy to review, I also have no qualms accepting e-books in kindle format. I am open to both Advanced Reader Copies and finished copies in paperback or hardcover.

What should you send me in your review request?

  • Your name
  • Your book title and cover (if possible)
  • The synopsis and genre of your book
  • The number of pages in your book
  • A link to your website (if applicable)
  • Your book’s release date

If you need the review posted by a certain date, please make sure to let me know! I will do my best to accommodate those dates, but please be aware that I am currently in school and that takes priority (as such, requests for late November to mid-December and late March to mid-April will likely need to be pushed back). Nevertheless, if I’m given enough advance notice, I will try my best to get reviews posted before the book’s release date.

Also, please note that I reserve the right to reject any request without explanation. If I do accept the request, I will review the book whether I finish it or not, but I cannot always promise timeliness, especially during the aforementioned academic periods.

Additional information

  • Please keep in mind that I’m a Canadian blogger! My spelling and grammar will always reflect this, and anything mailed to me will need to be shipped to my Canadian address
  • I would love to participate in book tours, cover reveals, guest posts, author interviews, and giveaways!
  • While you can find all my contact information on my “Contact” page, my email is bookrecsandpaperweights@gmail.com

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