Policy

Status: I am currently accepting review requests on Arctic Books! Please read the whole page before contacting me.

READERS:

Thank you for visiting my site! I promise to you that my reviews are fair and honest; my site is for my enjoyment of reading and sharing my love with you! I am in no way compensated for my reviews, and all opinions are my own.

REVIEW POLICY:

AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS:

Thank you for choosing Arctic Books to review your book! My name is Alice, and I am the founder of Arctic Books. If you would like one of my co-bloggers to review for you, please head over to their blogs and contact them directly. I currently only accept Young Adult Literature on this site. I read a wide range of genres, but I will usually not review erotica or religious fiction. I accept ARCs (in the form of ePub or Kindle) or finished copies.

Please note that I do reserve the right to choose not to review your book. If I accept your request for review, reviews will be posted on my blog and my Goodreads account, as well as promoted on my Tumblr and Twitter.

With each review request, I will need the following information in order to make an informed decision:

  • detailed summary
    • synopsis
    • Goodreads link
    • publication date
  • why you think I would enjoy this book or why you would like me to consider reviewing
  • how you found my blog
  • any additional information you find relevant

Please let for one to two business days for a reply. Upon submitting a review request, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the terms listed in the review policy. Approval is dependent on the information provided when you submit your inquiry and whether you meet the requirements of the review policy. All requests that make it clear that you have not read my review policy will be deleted and you will not receive a reply.

REVIEWING SYSTEM:

After I review your book, I will send you a direct link to my review on this blog, as well as inform you of which sites my review has been posted.

My review will typically include:

  • title & author
  • series (if applicable)
  • publication date, publisher
  • genre
  • page count
  • source
  • short synopsis (if one isn’t provided to me, I’ll use Goodreads)
  • my rating*
  • a 4-6 paragraph review
  • some quotes that I liked (if applicable)

If I decide not to use this typical review format, I will most likely be reviewing the book in a list format, in a mini review (along with other mini book reviews), or in other formats.

I will be discussing my personal experience reading this book, whether good or bad. Please be aware that I cannot guarantee a positive review. Negative reviews will be polite, and I will explain my reasons for not enjoying the book. I will be respectful and will not bash the author or their writing.

*RATINGS:

I use a system of 1-5 stars, including half-stars. I will explain my reasons for liking or disliking the book in my review. I do not give ratings to books I have not finished.

★★★★★ LOVED. go buy this now and read it!
★★★★ really, really good.
★★★ liked it, but probably (it depends) wouldn’t read again.
★★ not for me.
 didn’t like at all. would not recommend.

DID NOT FINISH POLICY:

I do reserve the right to not finish an ARC or review copy, and also not post a review if I do not feel comfortable doing so. I will share my reasons with you privately via email.

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

I am also open for blog tours, promotions, interviews, giveaways, etc., as well as making customized bookmarks, business cards, and graphics for blog designs; you can find more information here. Please send me an email with details.


I will only respond your review request via email. Send me an email at arcticbookss(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like me to read and review your book; put “Review Request: [name of book] in the subject line.

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GIVEAWAY POLICY:

  • Entrants must be 13 years or older.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter.
  • Winner(s) will be notified by email. Winner must respond with a valid mailing address within 48 hours. If there is no response in that time, a new winner will be selected.
  • I reserve the right to disqualify any entries that do not comply with the rules.
  • I cannot be held responsible for books that are lost or damaged in the mail.
  • Giveaways will state whether they will be open to U.S or International entrants.
  • Email and mailing addresses collected for giveaways will not be used for any other purpose than notifying and/or communicating with the winner regarding the giveaway.

Updated: 8/11/16