Review Policy

To all authors and publishers:

I will only accept review requests for Young Adult books but am willing to try New Adult books if I like what I see. I reserve the right to accept or reject your request. If a review request is accepted, that does not always mean that I will review the book. However, a review is guaranteed for the books I request for review. My reviews will always be honest, and free copies/ARCs will not affect them in any way. I will never personally attack an author in my review even if I do not like the book.

Self-published books will be considered on a case-by-case basis, unless they are by an author whose works I have read before. However, I am always open to recommendations. I am not accepting requests from indie authors at this point in time until further notice.

Reviews will be posted on this blog, Goodreads and the Amazon US site.

Please contact me 1 - 3 months early for a review. If your book is an (e)ARC, please state if you would like me to post my review as soon as I have finished reading it, or at a later date as determined by you. Please bear in mind that my time zone is GMT + 8:00, Singapore time.

Providing a copy of your book for a giveaway is encouraged — everyone loves a giveaway! If you'd like to be featured here or be a guest blogger, you can send me an email as well.
DO NOT ATTACH A REVIEW COPY IN YOUR EMAIL
IF I HAVE NOT ACCEPTED YOUR REQUEST.

It shows me you're either desperate or presumptuous and also
how little you value your work.

If your email is not personally addressed to me, or if it appears to have been
a mass email sent to a group, I will not reply to your email.

I only accept YA novels intended for ages 13 and up. 

Accepted YA genres:
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Fantasy (urban/historical)
  • Steampunk
  • Historical Fiction/Romance
  • Dystopian
  • Mild Sci-fi
  • Contemporary

Genres I do not accept:

Formats accepted:

My reviews will include:
  • Book cover & synopsis
  • Starfish rating
  • Release date & publisher
  • Format & source
  • Series, if any
  • Goodreads link
  • Purchase links (only included for books I enjoy and recommend)
  • Honesty
  • GIFs
  • (Occasional) Fish puns

Please include these in your review request:
  • Book cover & synopsis
  • Publisher/Self-published
  • Links to Goodreads, Amazon and author website
  • When you would like your book(s) reviewed by

PLEASE READ MY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST.


I will usually respond to emails within a day or two. If you haven't heard back from me after three days, please resend your email!



DISCLAIMER: The books reviewed on Mermaid With A Book are either purchased by me, loaned out from the library or provided by the author/publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. I receive no monetary compensation for my honest opinions and reviews.

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