Review Policy

Dear author or publisher,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for considering me to review your book, but please read through these so you know my preferences.

 

PLEASE NOTE

I try to read and reply to all emails and review requests, even I have to decline. Though due to life obligations, I cannot always respond promptly so please be patient.

I am also a university student and am piled with work, and as such, I reserve the right to read at a suitable pace and cannot promise that the book will be read in a specific time frame, though I will try my hardest.

If I am not enjoying the book and I cannot continue it then I will not force myself to read further, and you will be notified if so. I am a mood reader so please do not expect me to finish it in a certain period unless it’s a blog tour or a book with a reading deadline.

Genres I Read

I love to read the following sub-genres of Young Adult, Middle Grade and some Adult:

  • Urban & high fantasy
  • Contemporary
  • Mystery thriller
  • Historical fiction
  • Sci-fi
  • Magical realism
  • Dystopian

Forms I Accept

I am currently accepting review requests. I accept both finished copies and ARCs

  • Physical books (preferred)
  • Audiobooks
  • Ebooks (.mobi format)

I live in South Africa

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN REQUESTS:

  • Title & synopsis
  • Release date, book cover, genre and page count
  • A Goodreads link
  • The format you are willing to provide
  • Why you’re asking me to review
  • A sampler of the book
  •  For authors: information about yourself, including your social media and website (if applicable)

I am also interested in:

  • Blog tours
  • Cover reveals
  • Author interviews
  • Book promotions (rates to be discussed, see media kit)

I include the following information in book reviews:

  • Cover image
  • Title
  • Series and book number if part of one
  • Author
  • Release date
  • Genre
  • Rating (5-star system)
  • Goodreads synopsis

Rating System

I use the 5-star rating system (including half stars) and here is how I rate:

5 stars: absolutely adored it
4 stars: really enjoyed & glad I read it
3 stars: was okay but didn’t blow me away
2 stars: was not great and really didn’t enjoy it
1 star: disappointed and wasted my reading time

Where I review:

  • Always on Goodreads
  • In my monthly recaps
  • Blog post reviews (if discussed)

I will email you once the review/post is live and I will always provide my honest opinion.

Contact Me:

You can either send me an email (rubyraereads@gmail.com) or fill out a form by clicking here.

xo

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