Review and Contest Policies

Review Policy
I am a Young Adult reader and reviewer, so I only accept YA books. I love to broaden my horizons, but my favorites are Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Dystopian. I accept requests from publishers, authors, publicists, etc. for reviews, giveaways, author interviews, guest posts, book tours, etc.
  • Books I personally request are promised a review
  • If I accept a review request, I do not guarantee a review, but I will do my best.
  • I prefer to receive eBooks, but I will review hard copies as well. It's just easier to take my Kindle with me, so .mobi files are the best.
  • Books will be reviewed in the following order: pre-releases will be reviewed 2-4 weeks before publication date and books that are already released will be read on a first come, first serve basis. I cannot guarantee a specific timeline, but I will get to them as time allows (and my son, and my own personal writing. Phew!)
If providing me with an eBook for review, I prefer .mobi files. Thanks in advance! :)

When Sending a Review Request: Please include the following items:
  • Your name 
  • Your publisher's name (or let me know that your book is self-published)
  • The book Title
  • A brief synopsis of your book
  • A link to your website
  • As a sucker for covers, if you could include a photo of the cover, you'd make me a very happy panda.
If your email does not include all of these criteria, I will ignore it. If your email is not addressed to me personally, I will ignore it.

My reviews are posted on the following sites:
  • Right here on my blog
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon
If there are other places you'd like me to post the review, just let me know and that can be arranged!
I get all book summaries and images from

**DISCLAIMER** Just because I agree to review a book, does not mean it will receive a 5-star review. I will be honest in all my reviews, but I will not bash an author's work. I understand the time and effort each author puts into their works, and I will respect it as such. However, if I truly cannot get through the book or will not be able to provide any kind of positive review, I will notify the appropriate sources. If it is a book for a blog tour, I will offer to provide another type of post. I will never paint an author or their hard work in a bad light. Not all books are for all readers, but respect will be shown in all instances.

Contest Policy

When hosting a giveaway there are a few rules to follow if entering:
  • You must be 13 or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen via or Rafflecopter.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning e-mail confirmation. If you do not respond within that time period, I will choose another winner.
  • All giveaways are U.S. only, unless otherwise stated.
  • I will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged material during transit.
  • When asked, please provide the correct mailing address. I will mail your prize to the address you provide. If there are any mistakes, I will not resend the prize. Please double check all information before replying to the e-mail confirmation.
  • I will try to mail out all winnings within 14 days of receiving mailing information. I will email you the day I mail your package out to notify you as well.
All contests will use Google Doc forms or Rafflecopter to keep track of entries. Please do not leave your e-mail address in a comment. This will not be counted, unless otherwise specified.

Thanks for checking out my policy page! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have, send me an e-mail: musingsofawriteaholic[at]gmail[dot]com