Review Policy


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Dear Authors/Publishers,

Thank you for considering BookishOwlette to review your work. It’s a great honor for me and I will do my very best to have it published as soon as possible. You should know that all of my reviews reflect my honest and personal opinion and its not influenced by anyone. Please review: Disclaimer

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General Policy:

  • No payments of any kind were received from authors/publishers for any of the reviews and recommendations posted on this blog.
  • When a book is reviewed here, it reflects my personal opinion and is not in any way a personal attack on anyone.
  • I do cross-post to Goodreads and Tumblr.  I will also share the blog post links on my Social Media accounts.
  • Books that I loved and enjoyed will be promoted through my blog memes, social media accounts and other posts.
  • ARCS that are provided will not be sold or shared with anyone. Your treasure is safe with me!
  • Book boxes are also accepted for unboxing reviews. Sample here.
  • Giveaways, interviews and guest blogs are accepted. Scroll down for more info.

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Review Policies:

Accepted Genres:

{Note: Currently amendable, Contact Me}

Generally I always accept the following:

  • Plays
  • Manga
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Children
  • Romance
  • Adventure
  • Paranormal
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction > Dystopia
  • Adult Fiction/New Adult/Young Adult

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Unaccepted Genres:

  • Crime Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Horror
  • Cooking
  • Religious
  • Self-improvement
  • Political

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Book Formats:

The following formats are accepted:

  • Hardcover
  • Paperback
  • E-book (pdf format)

No Audio Books will be accepted.

PS: Printed Copies have a higher chance of being read than E-books. Additionally, printed copies may get promoted on my social media accounts.

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Review Requested | What now?

  • Please don’t send your book unless we have corresponded to avoid any kind of misunderstandings or shipping problems.
  • If you are not contacted after a week of your request, it means I’m not available at the time. I sincerely apologize.
  • I reserve the right to accept or refuse any form of reviews.
  • Sequels must be accompanied by previous books published in the series. This is Negotiable.
  • Timeline:
    • ARCS: Allow some time before the publication date. Typically 4-6 weeks incase of shipping problems.
    • Book Boxes: If possible, allow some time before the reveal/unboxing date. Typically 4-6 weeks incase of shipping problems.
    • Published Copies: Kindly allow 1 month for review time after the date of the package delivery. Unless negotiated otherwise. 

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Unfavorable Situations:

  • Negative Review:
    • This is entirely my opinion. It is not meant as an attack to anyone.
    • Receiving a free copy doesn’t affect my opinion.
    • No Returns or Refunds.
    • If the following get a negative review:
      • ARCs: I will take down the post when asked. However, I will republish it after the book is published. With a note regarding the situation.
      • Published Books: Will not be unpublished.
  • Unfinished Books:
    • This is very rare, since I almost never DNF my books.
    • I reserve the right to not complete it for whatever reason.
    • I will contact you regarding this situation.
    • A future review is possible but is not always the case.
    • No Returns or Refunds.

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Rating System:

Please check my Rating System page.

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Request A Review:

How about it then?

Please fill out the review request form by clicking the following link:

Request a Review

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Non-Review Policies:

This includes:

  • Giveaways
  • Author Interviews
  • Guest blogging
  • Blob Memes
  • Blog Hosting
  • Other, comment below or Contact Me. I love to try new things!

Please check, Giveaway Policies.

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