Review Policy

I love promoting new authors and new books, but there’s a couple things to keep in mind before asking for a review. See the guidelines below.

Genres

I am open to most genres. My favorite genres are the following:

  • Middle Grade: fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi
  • YA: fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi
  • Adult – psychological thrillers/thrillers/romance

I will not review erotica or any genre that deals with rape/abuse/graphic violence.

Format

I prefer physical books since they are better for photos. I do live in Indiana, so I understand shipping be can expensive. I’m a kindle reader, so I will also accept ebooks as mobi files via email or NetGalley.

Reviews

I will give an honest review of your book, and the opinions are entirely my own. I will give a constructive critique. I do not believe in bashing books because they are a work of art. If I really love a book, it will be promoted on all of my social media platforms as well. I will rate them on a 5 star system. I rarely rate books lower than 3 stars. I will contact you if you there is an issue in terms of DNF or if the content is not right for me rather than giving an excruciating review.

Rating System

5 stars: This book was perfect in every way. Everyone will be hearing about this book from me!

4 stars:  This book was really good and loved it, but I wanted a little more of something. I would definitely recommend.

3 stars:  I liked the book, but it didn’t quite give me all the feels I needed for it to be really good.

2 stars: This book was not for me.

1 star: Is this even a book?!

What to include when requesting reviews

Please include the following information when requesting a review:

Title of Book, Author, Synopsis, Genre, Format, and Relevant PR information – desired review date, platforms to post reviews on, etc.

Email me at thereadingchemist@gmail.com for all requests.