Review Guidelines

Policy

Do you have a book you want us to read? We are accepting any books, but we each have guidelines and preferences for which books we will accept.

Kester

I will accept most books, but I have a few genres I will avoid. I prefer hard copies of ARCs and finished copies, but I do also accept e-ARCs and e-books. I am able to accept PDF, ePUB, and MOBI files (preference either ePUB or MOBI). I also prefer if I would be able to keep the copy of the book, but I will also consider some books I have to send back. I will be happy to read your ARC or finished book and review it, but because of school and my busy schedule, it could take a while sometimes. Usually, I could finish your book within 3-7 days. However, because sometimes I can get multiple requests at once, it may take a while (hopefully not more than a month or two) for a review to come. *UPDATE: Because school has started, and my schedule is pretty busy and hectic, it may take a while for me to finish a book, so the review may come between 1 to 2 months, hopefully less!* I will post reviews on my blog and Goodreads only (I do not have an Amazon account), and I will also try to share the book (if I find it a really good book) on my Instagram/Bookstagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and other forms of communication and social media if and when possible. I do ask of authors or publishers for an e-mail subscription and some publicity for the book for a review and also some bookplates and swag (if they can do so), but this does not affect whether I will read and review your book and is outside of the normal trade agreement.

Genres I Will Usually Take:

  • Young Adult
  • Historical Fiction (especially World War II)
  • Humor and Comedy
  • Catholic (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Memoirs (especially comedy)
  • Poetry
  • Music
  • Action, Suspense, and Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Dystopian
  • Science Fiction
  • Middle Grade
  • Contemporary

Genres I Will Consider:

  • Romance (young adult, not new adult)
  • Nonfiction (usually historical or on a topic that interests me)
  • Fantasy
  • Sports Fiction
  • Christian (depending on its Catholic compatability)
  • Classics

Genres I Will Avoid:

  • Horror (now I will make exceptions)
  • Erotica
  • New Adult (only if there is no erotica)

Please contact me at kesternucum@yahoo.com or drop a note in the contact form under Contact for more details.
Kester’s Review Ratings System

10- This is reserved for new all-time favorites, regardless of imperfections. If I can’t put your book down, it’s probably going to be a 10.

9- Loved it, but had a few imperfections that made me lower the rating.

8- Really liked it. Has a few parts that needed work on.

7- Liked and enjoyed it, but not that much.

6- Neutral, or leaning towards did not like the book.

5- The book had potential, but didn’t meet my expectations.

4- I did not enjoy it very much

3- Finished, but I hated it

2-I really hated the book.

1- Did not finish within 26-99%

0- Reserved for cases where I could not even get through the first few pages.

Cayli

Hey! It’s Cayli. I would love to review any books you would like for me to review. I can post the review on the blog and on Goodreads! Like Kester, I don’t have Amazon. 

 I don’t really use my Kindle, because it’s slow and I really prefer the copy of the book in my hand, but I’m not totally against using my Kindle! Just contact me through the email below. If I get a copy, I would love to keep it. If that’s not an option, I will send it back. 

In turn for an review, I will ask for publicity. I will also ask for swag and bookplates, if it is possible.

It really depends on how I like the book when it comes to how long I will read it. If I’m in no hurry, I really take my time, but if it’s one if those I need to read as soon as possible I can zip through it. Give me a week, I suppose.

These are some genres I’m open to reading:

  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Dystopian
  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction (especially anything World War II related)
  • Suspense, Thriller
  • Horror
  • Contemporary
  • Mystery

Genres I WILL NOT read:

  • Erotica 

My rating system is the easy 1-10; One being the worst and ten being the best. To be more specific about it, there is Kester’s system!

My email: caylilambert@gmail.com