Book Review Policy, Disclaimers & Ratings

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog and this page! I am currently accepting review requests on a case-by-case basis. I will review all requests sent to me via email ONLY and based on the timeline you give me regarding the book, I will either accept or kindly decline. As a book reviewer, reading is very time consuming and compared to other book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers I read slower. When I get requests I want to make sure that I choose books that I think I would really enjoy and would be able to give it the best possible review I can. If you could provide me with a date or timeline you would like the review posted by, it would be very helpful for me to determine if I am able to read and review your book in time timeline you send me. 

I reserve the right to give your book any rating I see fit or to not finish your book. As a book reviewer, all of my reviews are my honest opinions and may or may not contain negative comments about your book. Just because I receive a free book does not mean I will 100 % love it or give it the best rating. I will always be honest with my audience no matter how I received the book. If I do not finish your book I will send you an e-mail to let you know with an explanation. 

Along with book reviews I am also open to doing promotional events like release blitzes, blog tours, cover reveals, and giveaways ONLY for books I’ve read and/or I am really excited about.

When emailing me, please include the following: a summary of the book, the Author’s name, book title, cover image, genre, publisher, release date, preferred review post date. If you would also like to send me any links to further information, like the author’s website or Goodreads link, that would also be greatly appreciated. Please send me an e-mail at (curvyconstellation [at] gmail [dot] com) with your review request!

 If your review request makes it clear that you did not read my review policy, I will delete it with no reply.

Thank you for considering me, I’m excited to hear from you!

MY REVIEW STYLE

Typically when I review a book, I like to have a short and sweet review. Personally, I don’t care for really long and in-depth reviews. I am not one to write ones like that, and that is perfectly okay. My reviews may be shorter than other reviewers. I also base a majority of my reviews on how the book made me feel emotionally. Overall, I am a very emotional person and wear my heart on my sleeve, so, it is only fair that one, you know that, and two, you know that it is how my reviews will come across. If you do not want this kind of review please do not request me to review your book.

QUOTING

My reviews may be quoted and used by authors, publishers, publicists, and anyone else involved with the production or ownership of the books that I review. However, please credit me, using my name (Sara) and my blog’s name (Curvy Constellation). 

PREFERRED GENRES

My favorite type of novels are Young adult, new adult and adult fiction, in my preferred the genres of: 

  • Romance (all kinds except historical), 
  • Psychological thrillers/Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal and 
  • Urban Fantasy

I do not read and will not accept any:

  • Non-fiction, 
  • Historical romance, 
  • Self-help, 
  • Poetry, 
  • Horror, or
  • Books with religious themes

ACCEPTABLE READING FORMATS 

Reading formats that I accept: 

  • ARCs (both print and digital)
  • Finished copies (both print and digital), and
  • Audiobooks (digital only). 

As a Netgalley user I would be happy to receive review copies that way as well. If you are going to send me a digital book, please note that I typically read on my Kindle and iPhone or iPad with the Kindle app. Please make sure to send the appropriate file. 

Please also note that I do have a Bookstagram and I will post pictures of what I am currently reading and reviewing. If you send me a physical copy of your book I will post about it on my Instagram account.

MY RATINGS & WHAT THEY MEAN

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Stop what you’re doing and go pick up this book right away!! This book is absolutely amazing and perfect in every way!!!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This was a great book, I loved it very much and I will recommend it all the time!

⭐⭐⭐ – This was a good book, I enjoyed some parts of it and I would most likely recommend it to others.

⭐⭐ – This book was okay, but it was missing something.

⭐ – It was a struggle and I had to push myself to finish reading it.

DNF (Did not finish this book), it just wasn’t for me and I wouldn’t recommend it.

½ ⭐’s – When I add half stars into my reviews, that means it was better than but not quite the next star up! (I hope that makes since)

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