Review Policy

All book reviews on Bookshelf Fantasies are honest expressions of my own opinions. Most of the books I read and review are books that I either buy, borrow from a friend, or borrow from the library. I occasionally receive review copies of upcoming books and new releases. When I do, I’ll always indicate in my review that it’s based on a review copy. No matter the source, I stick to my policy of writing honest, fair, and respectful reviews.

I am happy to accept books for review. My preference is for physical copies, although I may accept digital versions as well. If you have a book you’d like me to review, please contact me at lwolfsf (at) sbcglobal (dot) net. When emailing to request a review, please include the book title, release date, brief synopsis, cover image if available, and any other pertinent information. Please note that I am not currently accepting self-published books for review.

I don’t use ranking systems such as stars or points. I write what I think about a book, but a quantitative approach just doesn’t work for me. I always try to be clear about whether I liked a book and why. If I’m ever not clear, drop me a note! I’m happy to engage in conversations about books, so feel free to get in touch.

A note about spoilers. I hate spoilers in book reviews, especially those really obnoxious spoilers that sneak up on you out of nowhere. The problem with a spoiler is, once you’ve read it, you can never unread it. Therefore, my pledge to readers of my blog is this:

I will write enough about a book’s plot in order to describe what the book is about, what its strong points are, why I enjoyed it (or didn’t enjoy it), etc. I will not give away endings, surprise plot twists, or anything else that I wouldn’t have wanted to know in advance. And if for some reason it’s impossible to write the review without disclosing something spoilery, I’ll put a big fat SPOILER ALERT way up top, so you can look away if you need to.

Please note that if I’m reviewing a book that’s part of a series or is a sequel, I may disclose spoilers about an earlier book in the series. I’ll try my best to indicate that up front as well. If I mess up, just let me know!

Comments? Suggestions? Critiques? I’m all ears.

One thought on “Review Policy

  1. Love your site and what you’re doing.
    Would love if you reviewed The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations
    Can send ARC – we release book world-wide 12/12/12
    Let me know how to proceed.
    Thank you

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