Second Hand Pages

Review Policy

 

My reviews will include:

  • Official Synopsis
  • Cover
  • Goodreads Link
  • Author Info/website link
  • Publishers Link
  • Source/format
  • Rating
  • Detailed narrative review of content including (but not limited to):
    • characters, plot, writing style, fluidity, pacing and ability to keep me engaged.
  • Link to a site where the book may be purchased
    • (usually Amazon and Book Depository/IndieBound)
  • My personal rating using the standard 1-5 Star scale.

 

 

I wholeheartedly believe that reading should never be a burden. Opening a novel to devour should always come from a place of pure enjoyment. I put the enjoyment of reading above all other guidelines or processes during my reviews. While I do my best to finish every novel and find SOMETHING enjoyable about it, this does occasionally lead to books ending up in the DNF stack and/or negative reviews. I will never compromise my integrity as a book blogger and vow to always express an honest and fair review.

 

 Please be aware that I do not review every request that I receive but I do actively try to tackle as many INDEPENDENT novels as I can. I have always felt like Indie Authors are the backbone of the writing/reading community and want to treat them as such. Indie Authors with books in the YA, fantasy or LGBTQ genres will always have priority. If your book has all three – it’s what I call the holy trinity and will be moved to a priority spot.

 

My FAVORITE genres are:

  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Fairy tale retellings
  • Contemporary
  • New Adult/Young Adult/Teen
  • Dystopian
  • Mystery
  • LGBTQ

REQUESTER GUIDELINES:

  •  ARCS are NOT required for me to review your book. I purchase 90% of the books I review. While an ARC or copy of your published book is appreciated, the only requirement is that you write a book I want to read!
  • All ARCS/Book Review Requests must be submitted via email to secondhandpagesco@gmail.com If you are sending an ARC or epub of your book, please include it in the
  • ALL requests must have a publication date 95 days from date of request. This ensures that your book will be read and reviewed before the publication date. I have a constantly full and ever growing “TO BE READ” list. While I try to release reviews within the month it is released, occasionally the timeline does shift.
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  • All Review Requests must contain:

    • Author Website/Author info
    • Synopsis
    • Goodreads page/amazon page
    • Book Cover GIF
    • A epub or link to the book for purchase. Physical copies are LOVED! If you would like to send me a physical copy of your book, please let me know in the review request.

 

I am open to all genres EXCEPT the following:

  • *horror
  • *historical fiction
  • *memoir
  • *non fiction
  • *christian/religion
  • *hard romance (harlequin type novels)

Please keep in mind that these are ONLY guidelines. I would love to hear from you, as I often find books that are totally unexpected but completely amazing in Genres I don’t typically read! If you have any questions, or would like to submit a review request, please send me an email using the button below!

Please keep in mind that due to time constraints, only books that are chosen to be reviewed will receive a reply. I look forward to reading your novel! :)second