Review Policy

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!  BookShelfery is no longer accepting review requests.  We are only reviewing books we choose for ourselves.

Where Are Our Reviews Posted?


We post our reviews here at BookShelfery, Goodreads, & Amazon (and the source of origin, if applicable).  Books are also cross-posted across social media sites, so reviews will reach a wider audience. A review of your book is not guaranteed; if we are unable to finish it for any reason, we will not post a review of the entire book.  However, we will post why we didn’t finish it on Goodreads (and we may post a DNF blog post here).

To get a better understanding of how we might rate your book, please visit our Rating System Explained page.


Genres We Review


  • Young Adult
  • Paranormal Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Dystopian/Speculative Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Modern/Southern Gothic
  • Historical Romance
  • Romance
  • Thriller
  • Mystery

We do not read and/or review biographies, non-fiction or religious texts.

Our Reviews Include


  • Book Cover
  • Synopsis (provided by Goodreads, Amazon or publisher)
  • Review
  • Rating 1-5 stars
  • Publishing information
  • Purchasing links
  • How the book was obtained

All four of us own various e-readers and tablets, so we are able to accept ebooks for review, however we accept physical ARCs and galleys as well.  If you’d like to have us review your novel and participate in a future giveaway, please contact us on our welcome page using the form.  We are also available for occasional book tours, giveaways and author interviews and guest spots.


Please note that reviews are never guaranteed.  If your book is far along in the series, we may not be able to read and/or review it.  This is a time issue and nothing else.



Negative Reviews


We don’t like doing negative reviews, but if we read a book that we feel warrants a negative review from us, we will write it.  Please keep in mind that our reviews are entirely subjective and we blog for other readers so we can connect and discuss books.  This doesn’t mean that your book was bad; it just means we didn’t enjoy it.  Please remember that we have the right to our own opinions (and sometimes, we don’t even agree with each other!). Also, we hand out quite a few 3’s….3’s are GOOD BOOKS.


We do not write full reviews of books we Did Not Finish (DNF), unless we feel we have enough material to write why we did not finish it.  We will then only review the portion we have read.


*We will never, ever participate in author reviewing.  We only review books.  However, we do “vote” with our wallets and do not support authors who react poorly to negative reviews, and this includes not purchasing or reading and reviewing the books of authors who have defamed, libeled and/or publicly degraded book bloggers and reviewers – or other authors – online or elsewhere.

The following two tabs change content below.
Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

Leave a Reply