Review Requests

Genre Requirements

If you’ve landed on this page, there’s a good chance you would like to send me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. And I’m all in, as long as you meet these genre requirements:

-I read YA fiction: contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, etc. I am open to any YA fiction, as long as the blurb entices me.

Contemporary, fantasy, and sci-fi are not limited to YA fiction.

What I Need From You

So you fit the genres I’m interested in. What I need next from you is an email to dreaming.in.paperbacks@gmail.com requesting that you send me an ARC of your upcoming book. Please provide the title, the genre, and a blurb. A picture of the cover is always appreciated, but not necessary if not possible at the time.

*Please note that I am currently NOT accepting digital copies of books, only physical copies.

Please be kind! I think this is overlooked. I’m a young woman in college who reads as a hobby, writes as a passion, and studies both of these to prepare for a future living. The point is, I’m young and appreciate kindness. Include a smiley face, say something nice, we’e all human and the world needs more happiness in it. Not to mention, if you come across rude I unfortunately will not be eager to work with you.

Review Disclosure

Please be sure to read this disclosure carefully. In your initial email, please state that you have read and understand this part clearly. This part is very important to both of us.

I rate the books I read out of 5. For the sake of keeping an author’s reviews positive and my blog honest, if I rate a book less than 3 I will only be posting the review on my blog. Anything above that I am more than happy to post on other sites. I do not want to have a negative impact on any author’s book, but I do want to keep my own readers informed on what I am reading and my thoughts. This blog is my safe space to say what I please, although I do intend to keep those “negative” reviews positive and focused on constructive criticism. If I happen to DNF your book, I will not be posting a review anywhere because I do not feel that a book can be properly reviewed if it has not been read all the way through.

My blog is still very new to both myself and my readers, and I take pride in keeping it friendly. I may decide to change my mind about including low-rated books in the future, but for now this is just how it is.

Note: Please refrain from sending nasty comments of any kind. Do not try to argue with me about my review and why it deserves a better rating. My reviews are final, I stand behind my word and my opinion because I trust myself as a reader and a writer. If you are kind and respectful, the way I intend to be in all my reviews, I would still be willing to work with you in the future on other books, as long as you are willing to try to work with me again. (Because maybe that particular book and I just didn’t click! I’m all for second chances!)

Please be sure to mention in your email that you have fully read my review request requirements, and be sure to include what is needed. If you forget something but it is clear you read the requirements, obviously I won’t hold that against you because we’re all human. In the end, kindness is what really matters. If you’re nice, friendly, happy, then there’s a good chance I’ll be willing to review your book. 🙂

xoxo, Hayden

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