Advance review copy. It is when a reviewer (like me!) gets sent a free copy of a book that has not yet been released in exchange for an honest review.
Can I send you an ARC?
What if my book has already been published?
Send it anyway! I'm always happy to read and review a new book, especially if it's free.
When can I expect a review?
In general, I try to have all reviews up within a week of recieving the copy. ARCs, of course, get higher priority than other books on my TBR.
What can I expect from your review?
Honesty. I will never attack an author personally, but I also won't sugarcoat my opinions. I won't ever be (intentionally) mean, but I believe reviews are no good if they aren't honest. I rank all books on a scale from 0 - 10, and I focus on plot, characters, writing style, and political aspects of the book. I also include a cover, a summary, and my general thoughts. I post all my reviews to Goodreads as well as this website.
What genres do you accept?
Almost anything, but my preferences are...
- all YA and most middle grade
- supernatural / paranormal
- queer fiction
- diverse reads
- graphic novels (selectively -- please note that graphic novels will receive a SnarkNotes entry, not a full review)
I prefer physical ARCs, but I'll accept digital copies if necessary.
What genres do you not accept?
- erotica (books that have sex in them is fine, but straight-up erotica is not)
- adult horror (YA and middle grade horror is usually fine, though)
- adult fantasy (again, YA and middle grade is fine)
- picture books
- children's books
I also will not take anything written by people I know personally -- I want to go in unbiased.
How can I send you a book to review?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your book information!
If, for whatever reason, your book isn't the right fit, I'll tell you so -- but please, don't take it personally. Some books just don't mesh with certain people. And I'll try almost anything once!