Review Policy

Revised: Thursday July 23rd, 2020

REVIEW POLICIES & DISCLAIMERS

Hello Authors and Publishers,

Thank you for checking out my site. I appreciate your time.

I am accepting review requests on a case-by-case basis. I will review all requests sent to me via email ONLY and based on the timeline you give me regarding the book, I will either accept or kindly decline.

As a book reviewer, reading is very time consuming and compared to other book bloggers booktubers, and bookstagrammers I read slower. When I get requests, I want to make sure that I choose books that I think I would really enjoy and would be able to give it the best possible review I can. If you could provide me with a date or timeline you would like the review posted by, it would be very helpful for me to determine if I am able to read and review your book in time timeline you send me. 

I reserve the right to give your book any rating I see fit or to not finish your book. As a book reviewer, all of my reviews are my honest opinions and may or may not contain negative comments about your book. Just because I receive a free book does not mean I will 100 % love it or give it the best rating. I will always be honest with my audience no matter how I received the book.

Along with book reviews I am also open to doing promotional events like release blitzes, blog tours, cover reveals, and giveaways on the books I’ve read and/or I am really excited about.

When emailing me, please include the following: a summary of the book, the Author’s name, book title, cover image, genre, publisher, release date, preferred review post date. Please send me an e-mail at (curvyconstellation [at] gmail [dot] com) with your review request!

If your review request makes it clear that you did not read my review policy, I will delete it with no reply. Please also note that I DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUEST VIA MY INSTAGRAM DM’S. Please do not send them there. Thank you for considering me, I’m excited to hear from you!

MY REVIEW STYLE

Typically, when I review a book, I like to have a short and sweet review. Personally, I don’t care for long and in-depth reviews. My reviews may be shorter than other reviewers. I also base my reviews on how the book made me feel emotionally. Overall, I am a very emotional person and wear my heart on my sleeve, so, it is only fair that one, you know that, and two, you know that it is how my reviews will come across.

How did that book really make you feel, Sara?

QUOTING

My reviews may be quoted and used by authors, publishers, publicists, and anyone else involved with the production or ownership of the books that I review. However, please credit me, using my name (Sara) and my blog’s name (Curvy Constellation). 

PREFERRED GENRES

My favorite type of novels are new adult and adult fiction, in my preferred the genres of: 

Romance: Erotic, Dark (including BDSM), Contemporary and some Paranormal.

And

Psychological thrillers/Mystery.

I do not read and will not accept any:

  • Non-fiction
  • Historical romance
  • Self-help
  • Poetry
  • Horror, and
  • Books with religious themes

ACCEPTABLE READING FORMATS 

Reading formats that I accept: 

  • ARCs (both print and digital)
  • Finished copies (both print and digital), and
  • Audiobooks (digital only). 

As a Netgalley user I would be happy to receive review copies that way as well. If you are going to send me a digital book, please note that I typically read on my Kindle and iPhone or iPad with the Kindle app. Please make sure to send the appropriate file. 

WHAT MY RATINGS MEAN

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Stop what you’re doing and go pick up this book right away!! This book is absolutely amazing and perfect in every way!!! (I will rarely give this rating)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I loved this book very much, I’ll recommend it all the time!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I liked this book and will recommend it.

⭐⭐⭐ – This was a good book, I enjoyed some parts of it, but it didn’t wow me.

⭐⭐ – This book was okay, but it was missing something for me.

⭐ – It was a struggle and I had to push myself to finish reading it.

DNF (Did not finish this book), it just wasn’t for me and I wouldn’t recommend it. DNF’s will only be showed on my Goodread’s account,

½ ⭐’s – When I add half stars into my reviews, that means it was better than but not quite the next star up! (I hope that makes since)

Thank you and I look forward to hearing.