Review Policy

I do accept books for review consideration, although I am a little picky due to the fact that I have more books to read than spare time. While I wish I could read and review more of the books that are offered to me, I’m afraid that won’t be happening unless I somehow become independently wealthy. (A girl can dream, can’t she?)

This site is dedicated to reviews of speculative fiction books.  I will review any book that appeals to me in any speculative fiction subgenre, but I mainly read fantasy and science fiction, including young adult fantasy, science fiction, and some urban fantasy. While I occasionally read horror or paranormal romance, I do not read them that often. I especially enjoy dark fantasy, fantasy heavily influenced by world mythology, and space opera. Character driven stories are my favorite kind.  Each author on the sidebar of this site is one I have read at least one book by that I liked so it’s likely I would want to review a book by one of them.

There are a LOT of books I already want to read and I much prefer reading print books. For this reason, I only accept ebooks on rare occasions, usually only when I’m familiar with the author’s work and excited about reading their book. Please do not send ebooks to my email address as part of your review request.

Although I will consider books from small presses, I do not review self-published books unless I have read and enjoyed other books by the author.

Sending me a book does not guarantee a review; it just means I will take a look at the book and consider reading and reviewing it. Occasionally, I do write about books I do not finish. In these cases, I state that I did not finish the book and discuss the reasons why. I have always read at least 100 pages before posting about one of these books.

Sending me a book does not guarantee a positive review.  I do try to review every single book I read whether I liked it or not; however, I will try to be fair and mention both what I liked and what I did not like.

If you do have a book that fits the guidelines for review consideration that you would like to send me, you can contact me at kristen AT fantasybookcafe dot com. (Please note that I do not have time to respond to every review query I receive. If you do not hear from me after two weeks, I am not interested.) If you have a link to an excerpt from the book, it would be great to include it with your request. Thank you for your interest in having me review your book!

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