Review Policy

Welcome to my Review Policy page! Read on to know my guidelines for doing my book reviews. My book review posts consist of the following:

  • Cover art - usually lifted from Goodreads
  • Title - if available, the title is linked to the book’s website
  • Author - if available, author’s name is linked to his/her website
  • Publication details - date of publication and publisher’s name
  • Source details - bought, borrowed, won from giveaway, traded, Edelweiss/NetGalley, provided by author/publisher. Reviews done from a provided book will be treated the same as those done from books I have acquired otherwise. Being provided with a copy will not affect the integrity of my review.
  • Format obtained - hardcover, paperback, ebook, ARC, eARC
  • Purchase/Pre-order links - I am in no way compensated for providing this and I am not affiliated with any bookstore.
  • Summary - usually lifted from Goodreads
  • My personal thoughts about the book - I am not a full-time, professional reviewer. I tend to use my heart more than my head in reviewing what I've read. Basically, I just tell how the book made me feel, what are my thoughts while the story unfolds, if I were able to connect or relate with the characters, if the romance made me swoon, am I surprised/satisfied with the ending, etc.
  • Diversity Watch - this is a new feature on my reviews as discussed in my post here. It's basically a list of the characters checking and identifying if their race and gender are explicitly specified in text.
  • Other details such as blurbs, guest post, excerpts, interviews and giveaways may also be added if requested by the author/publisher/blog tour organizer.

My Rating System

I always cross-post my reviews to Goodreads so I am sort of adopting their rating system.

I did not like it.

Meh, it was okay.

I liked some. I did not like some.
I am on the fence.

I really liked it.

It was amazing!

Other blog review post details you might wanna know:

  • My reviews are always cross-posted on Goodreads.
  • My reviews are automatically posted on my Bloglovin’ account.
  • I will also share a link of my reviews on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
  • Also, expect me to spread my bookish opinions to family, friends, fellow commoners and commuters via WORD OF MOUTH. I will rave, rant, sing hymns of praises about the books I've read while rambling on with the daily life.

Review requests from authors/publishers are very much welcome. The following are provided for your guidance.

My preferred books:

  • Young adult
  • New adult
  • Adult
  • Contemporary
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
  • Dystopia
  • Fantasy
  • Christian fiction
  • Classics
  • Local fiction (I love to support Filipino authors.)

My not-so preferred books:

  • Non-fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Biography
  • Short story/Essay collections
  • Erotica
  • Self-help

How To Send Review Requests

  1. Email me at rurounijennireads[at]gmail[dot]com with an introduction to the book, the author, the genre, if it's part of a tour/launch, your preferred date for the review (very important), a blurb/synopsis, links to online stores (if available), and the author’s site and social media accounts. Please note that I do not accept requests to review unpublished manuscripts.
  2. Please note that I am book blogging as a personal hobby so I may not be able to accommodate all review requests if I have a busy schedule. I will try my best to respond to your email but if the requesting party does not receive a reply within five days, please take it as my regret on missing out on reading another book.
  3. A mailing address will be provided should you choose to send a physical copy. If sending a digital copy, please send .pdf or .epub. Rest assured that I will never sell a physical ARC, but I MIGHT pass it along as a blog giveaway for other bookish peeps to enjoy as well. If you would prefer I do NOT share an ARC, please note when sending.
  4. I reserve the right to not finish a book and/or write a DNF review if I find that the book is extremely out of my taste. If I decided not to finish with enough to discuss, I will post my thoughts on why I chose not to finish. When I mark a book as DNF, it will automatically have a one-star rating on the blog but I will not give any star rating in Goodreads. I will just file it on a separate shelf on Goodreads for my DNF books.
  5. If requested, I will send a link to you once I have finished my review and posted it here in the blog (and Goodreads). Please note that I do not send a draft of my review prior to posting. If you wish to share my review / a portion of my review via other sites, kindly let me know.

Thank you for stopping by. If you have additional queries, shoot an email over at rurounijennireads[at]gmail[dot]com.

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