Book Review Policy

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and supporting me and showing interest in me reviewing your book.

I am currently CLOSED but if you have anything urgent I can help with please contact me through my contact page or e-mail me on with your request.

I absolutely LOVE reading and it’s nice for me to class it as a little me time while raising my 2 young children. So please understand that sometimes it may take a little time for me to review if I have book tours lined up and other reviews, but I will always give you some idea of a time scale.

I am happy to accept review requests from new an upcoming authors to show my support and debut novels and happy to help promote these.

My favourite genres are:

  • Crime
  • Thrillers
  • Psychological
  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • Children’s stories (as I have 2 boys to read to.
  • Women’s fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy

However I am open to try something new so please do contact me and I will let you know if I feel the request is something I will enjoy before accepting

My Reviews:

I promise to offer my 100% honest opinion in all my reviews and I aim to review on social media platforms and sales sites aswell as my blog so these will include : my blog, instagram, Facebook groups, Amazon, Netgalley (if required) and good reads. If you require a review to be posted somewhere else please do let me know.

I like to review on how I felt about the book, what I thought of the main characters, how the author had described and set the scenes and characters, how I felt about the story in general, how easy the book is to read and how invested I became in the book.

If I do feel there is a Criticism required I do this as gently and as constructively as possible to help the author progress.

My Star Ratings:

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – LOVED THIS BOOK AND COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN. It means I will actively seek and read more books from this author and could not find any room for improvement.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Really enjoyed this book And would be open to reading another from the author, however there is something about it that just stopped me from LOVING it but will always give reasons.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Good Book however not to my taste and there are a few points in which I feel could be improved on which may mean I struggled in places but still a good read and a good concept.

⭐️⭐️ – Not enjoyed as much and not really to my taste, however I would try to avoid this by contacting the author or book tour host first before posting the review. Just because it’s not to my taste and didn’t enjoy does not mean others won’t and it is just a personal opinion hence why I would always try and avoid posting a 2 star review.

Things to take note of:

  • I am currently taking on book review requests.
  • I currently accept them in any files that can be sent down to the Kindle app, so any digital copies, I also LOVE to receive paper backs and hardback as there is nothing better than having the physical book and turning the pages, it just adds to the whole experience.
  • I am happy for authors and publishers to use quotes from my blog as long as they are attributed to my blog.
  • Please take note that as much as I try my best to respond to all requests as soon as possible, sometimes it may take time with my main job of taking care of my 2 children and working when I return to work in June. Please do accept my apologies if you do not get a quick response and please assume if you have heard back within a month that am very busy and do not have the time. BUT I will always try my best to let you know if that is the case on post on my blood when review requests are temporarily closed.
  • This is not a paid job and just done in my spare time, and I will always give my honest opinion.
  • I am not affiliated with any links I post on my blog
  • All reviews are written by me and are of my own opinion.

How to send a request and what to include:

  • If you would like to send me a request through then please contact me by:
  • Going to my CONTACT page on the drop down menu and filling out the form which comes through to me directly.
  • E-mailing me directly at
  • Contacting me on my Instagram page @the_book_reviewing_mum

It would be extremely helpful to me if you could sent through the information below so I can make a quick and easy decision:

  • Book title
  • Book length
  • Genre
  • Blurb
  • Deadline that you are working towards if you have one
  • Whether you’re a publisher/indie author etc
  • Any other information you think will help me make a decision

Once I have accepted the request it would be very helpful if you could please send me any information you’d like me include in the review such as author bio, purchase links and social media links. I will tag you in any reviews on social media if you require and will send you a link to the review for you to view.

Thank you again for taking the time to read this and potentially choosing me to review your book, it means a lot and I thoroughly enjoy what I do.