Book Review Policy

Submitting Your Book

I’m always looking for new books to read and welcome book review requests for books in almost any format: e-book, paperback and hardback (for which I will love you forever), but I don’t accept audiobooks. Audible has given me the run-around enough.

All reviews are free.

Genres I read:

  • Magic realism
  • Paranormal/supernatural
  • Fantasy
  • Time travel
  • Mythology
  • Non-fiction (must have magic/supernatural themes)

I’ll especially love to read them if they include protagonists that are typically underrepresented in literature today e.g. LGBT, POC etc.

Send all book review requests to rosiewylor-owen@protonmail.com with the subject header “REVIEW REQUEST.” Please include the book title, author, publisher (if applicable), synopsis, publication date and Goodreads page in your e-mail.

 

Rating System

Yup, I use stars. You love them, I love them.

  • 5 stars – I am now a super-fan. 5 stars means I loved the book and will probably stalk your author profiles for new releases. You are also eligible for The Secret Library Recommended Reads seal.
  • 4 stars – Big likes. Good character arcs and development, solid plot and immersive reading. Minimal errors.
  • 3 stars – So-so. Enjoyable read but has several minor issues such as grammatical errors, formatting problems etc.
  • 2 stars – Big problems. Wooden characters, stale plot and bad dialogue.
  • 1 star – Facepalm. 
  • DNF – Did not finish.

 

Seal of Approval

Any books receiving a five star rating will be given The Secret Library Recommended Read seal to display as you see fit.

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