Many of my books I receive from NetGalley, but some of them I am given by a nearby book company.
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Every review I dole out on this site is completely, 100% honest. My reviews are wholly my own and are not influenced by whether or not I received a free ARC. I AM NOT BEING PAID. But, if you want to give me free money just because, please visit the “Contact”. I’m always willing to accept free money (not bribes). 😉
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Each of my reviews contain the following elements:
1) A picture of the cover of the novel being reviewed
Every novel cover is linked to either the book’s Amazon or Goodreads page
2) The book’s blurb
What you’d find on the back of the book or on the inside cover… I’m really resourceful! By the way, I usually get this description from Amazon or NetGalley, depending on where I received the book.
3) The publisher
4) The number of pages (may vary)
5) My brief summary of the novel
I will try to avoid spoilers… I only sometimes include this element. Book summaries are painful for me and I find them difficult (probably a painful reminder of my elementary school book reports).
6) Moral Rating
I understand that some readers are cautious of what they read and only want to read clean YA fiction. I prefer clean YA fiction, too! That’s why I have this rating system. For each review, I will give a rating and a brief description of why I gave the novel that rating.
G: Nothing inappropriate – your 3-year-old cousin could read this
PG: Some small stuff: maybe some kissing, light violence, light inappropriate humor
PG-13: Sexual references/innuendo (or hinting at sex scene), few bad words, violence, etc.
R: Sexual references/innuendo/sex scene (LOTS), a large amount of profanity, gratuitous violence
7) The Good
Here is where I’ll tell you about everything that I really liked about the book. Sometimes this section will be longer than “The Bad” and… sometimes it will be shorter. As I mentioned above, I am an honest reviewer. Even if I disliked a book, I will always mention something I liked about it.
8) The Bad
Here is where I’ll tell you about everything that I disliked about the book. Whether the writing was sub-par or the characters were poorly-developed, I’ll give you my take on it right here. Nifty, right? And, hey, if I loved the book, this section will be short! Yay! I don’t like writing this section…
9) A Soundtrack
I like listening to music while reading. I put one or two songs on each review that remind me of some aspect of the book. I will link these! 🙂 Music is awesome!
10) My rating
I give my overall rating of the book (out of 5). I use cute little blue hearts because, let’s face it, this blog is girly. Sorry. Not sorry.