Review Policy

Thank you SO much for checking my review policy! I appreciate you taking the initiative to find out my reading preferences!

What can you expect from my reviews?

I prefer the term Book Blogger. I’m not interested in doing a critical analysis of a novel.I read for enjoyment, for entertainment.

My reviews mostly consist of my thoughts and feelings about the novel read. If those are not the types of reviews you are looking for/prefer to have from a book blogger, this is probably not the place for you. There are book bloggers that do wonderful reviews, I advise you to seek them out!

My reviews are honest. I review every novel that I read, so please be aware that those sometimes include negative reviews. I don’t take pleasure in negating someone’s work. My reviews include cover art, a synopsis of the novel* and my personal thoughts about the book. I also try to post my reviews on GoodReads.

*All summaries/synopses are taken from,, the jacketflap, or the publisher’s website.

I do respond to each individual review request. I check my junk/spam folders regularly to catch any emails that may be delivered there by mistake. I do not mind getting mass emails, I know that sending an individual email to each blogger can be time consuming.

Types of novels accepted

Words Beyond The Page is mainly a Young Adult literature blog. YA Genres that I prefer:

  • paranormal
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • chick lit
  • contemporary fiction
  • historical fiction
  • mysteries/thrillers
  • science fiction

I do not usually accept:

  • nonfiction: autobiographies/biographies/memoirs
  • horror
  • titles with religious undertones

Series: I do not prefer to read a series out of sequence. If you have a review request that is part of a series I have not read, I do ask that you provide a copy of each of it’s predecessors. This will allow for a more effective review. At this time, I am more likely to accept a series, if it is the first or the second novel.

I can accept e-books for review, although hard copies will take precedence. I do accept self-published novels.

When I accept a novel to review

It does not guarantee that the novel will be read, or that I will post a review.

Novels that I request personally will have precedence over all other titles.

Second precedence will go to those novels that were accepted via a review request/pitch. Novels that are received unsolicited will mostly likely go on the back burner, it will depend on my reading schedule and interest, as to whether the title will be read and reviewed.

How long will it take for a review: I try to read the review titles that I receive after I have read them. If the book is an ARC, I will try to review the book in the month surrounding its release date, in most cases before the book is released or shortly after. I cannot currently promise a review by date.

Interviews/Guest Posts

I am happy to host authors for an interview or a guest post.

If you are interested in doing an author interview, I do request that a copy of your novel be sent with ample time to read before the questions need to be submitted.

If I am not familiar with your work/with the authors work, I do require the option to read the title before I will agree to an interview or a guest post.

I do not host freelance writers on Words  Beyond the Page


I am very happy to host a giveaway on Words Beyond The Page. However, I will most likely decline hosting a giveaway if I am not familiar with the author or his/her work.

For more information about me personally click here.

Contact information:

Main Email: beyondthepages(a)



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