Review Policy

(As of September 26, 2019) I am currently closed to all review requests, cover reveals, author interviews, release day posts and blog tours EXCEPT those that come from a publicist OR publisher OR those that come from someone I’ve worked with previously.

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Before submitting a review request, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY.

Feel free to e-mail me at meredith(at)pandorasbooks(dot)org with questions or comments.

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What I Like to Read

Young Adult
I mostly review young adult fiction, with a preference for the following genres:
Psychological Thrillers
Fairy Tale / Greek Mythology / Classic Retellings (Basically, any kind of retelling = MINE!)
Post-Apocalyptic
Dystopian
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Contemporary
Historical (especially if it has any of the above elements)

New Adult
I’ve only recently started reading some NA books, with a preference for the below genres:
Psychological Thrillers
Fairy Tale / Greek Mythology / Classic Retellings (Basically, any kind of retelling = MINE!)
Post-Apocalyptic
Dystopian
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Contemporary
Historical (especially if it has any of the above elements)

Adult
I read a very limited amount of adult books. But when I do, I only read adult books in the below genres:
Horror
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Psychological Thrillers
Dystopian

Middle Grade
I’m slightly pickier with middle grade, but will read books from the following genres:
Fairy Tale / Greek Mythology / Classic Retellings (Basically, any kind of retelling = MINE!)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dystopian

Graphic Novels
I’ve only recently gotten into graphic novels, and I’m still figuring out what I like. For now, I’ll accept graphic novels that are either middle grade or young adult, and only the genres mentioned above.

I WILL NOT accept review requests for books that contain the following:
-Non-fiction
-Poetry
-Erotica
-Books with religious topics

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IMPORTANT: Please note the following:
-Each review request will be carefully considered.
-I try to respond to all requests within a week of receiving them; however, I do have a full-time job and elderly parents that I take care of. Because of that, I do reserve the right to NOT respond to a request if it’s one I’m unable to say yes to.
-Acceptance of a review request does not guarantee a review.
-Please know that there is a chance that I may not enjoy your book. If you are not comfortable with receiving a 3-star or less review, do not submit a review request.
-There is a slight chance that, if I do not enjoy a book, I will DNF (Did not finish) it. I do not DNF very often; however, it could happen. If I DNF, I will notify you. I will NOT review the book unless you are okay with a DNF review, which will likely be a 1-star review.
-With a DNF, I reserve the right to withhold my reasoning for doing so. If you wish to know, ask me and I will be honest with you. PLEASE NOTE: If you ask me why and do not like my reasoning, that is not my fault.
-Unless specified in the review request, a deadline for the review will NOT be set. I try to read and review as quickly as possible; however, sometimes it simply has to wait. If, for whatever reason, you need the book reviewed by a certain date, please SPECIFY that in your request.
-Please note that even with a specified date, I reserve the right to change the review date for any reason. I will notify you of this ahead of the specified review date.

My reviews will be honest and unbiased, regardless of how I acquired the book.

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Book Format

I prefer having a physical copy of the book, hardcover, paperback or ARC. I do have an iPad with the Kindle app (which accepts .mobi files and PDF files), so I am open to e-book review copies.

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Review Format

I will include general information about the book, the official blurb, and a rating of 1-5 stars.

I am very character-driven in my reviews and focus specifically on the characters. I will also try to include information on the plot while generally avoiding spoilers. If spoilers are included, I’ll be sure to say so at the beginning of the review.

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*Review policy, book format and review format subject to change