Review Policy

(As of August 1, 2016) 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

I would, however, be open to reading adult books from the following genres:
Psychological Thrillers
Dystopian

Middle Grade
I very, very rarely read MG. Almost never. The plot of the book has to sound super-fantastic for me to even consider reading MG. And even then, sometimes I just can’t manage to get into the book. I’m very character driven and, unfortunately, the characters in MG are hard for me to relate to at this point in my life. I might consider reading/reviewing an MG book if it’s in one of the following genres:
Fairy Tale / Greek Mythology / Classic Retellings (Basically, any kind of retelling = MINE!)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dystopian

I WILL NOT accept review requests for books that contain the following:
-Non-fiction
-Erotica
-Books with religious topics
-Books with main characters under the age of 15 (though 16 is preferred) (Only exception is stated in the Middle Grade section of What I Like to Read

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IMPORTANT: Please note the following:
-Each review request will be carefully considered.
-I will contact you regarding the status of the request within 1-3 days of receiving it.
-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