Review Policy

~Jennifer~ | 12:07 AM | 2 Comments
At this time I am accepting review requests, especially audiobooks. Please read this page carefully for information such as the genres and formats I accept or won't accept. There is always the chance I may decline to review a book, which I reserve the right to do, and I will explain why. Thank you!

Review Requests are welcome from any authors whether self-published or "traditionally" published as well as any publishers whether indie or mainstream.  


I accept ARCS/galleys or finished copies in the following formats:

  • Mobi
  • Hard copy
  • Audiobooks

Genres I accept: 

  • Young Adult
  • Horror 
  • Dystopia
  • Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
  • New Adult
  • Science Fiction
  • Dystopia
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Steampunk
  • Contemporary
  • Thrillers
  • New Adult

Genres I don't accept:

  • Self help
  • Non-fiction
  • Christian fiction or non-fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Middle grade

Please include the following in your email: 

  • Book Cover 
  • Title 
  • Author Name
  • Genre
  • Synopsis
  • Release date
  • Links to the book (Goodreads, Amazon, etc.)

Time Frame

It will vary from a few weeks to a few months. I will give my best estimate as to when I can have a review ready. I will always try to review around the time of release if it's an ARC. 

Please remember I'm a wife and mother. I work part-time and volunteer quite a bit at both of my kids' schools. I also have books I've already committed to reviewing so please take that into consideration as well. 

If I accept the request, since I'm taking the time to read your book, I will post my review even if I didn't like the book. Please do not ask that I don't post a review. I also won't take down any of my reviews. I don't want to sound harsh, but all of this has happened to me before and caused some ugliness I don't want to go through again. 

My Rating System

  • 5 stars ~ I loved it! I can't stop talking and thinking about this book and am likely to reread it though I have a towering stack of books in my TBR list that are about to fall on my head! 
  • 4 stars ~ I liked it quite a bit, but there was something missing. 
  • 3 stars ~ It was just okay - there was an equal number of things I liked and things I didn't like.  
  • 2 stars ~ I didn't like it. There were a lot of problems with the story and/or characters. 
  • 1 star ~  I didn't enjoy it at all. I either slogged all the way through or DNF'ed it (did not finish). 

Where I Review

  • Here on my blog at Donnie Darko Girl
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • BookLikes
  • Smashwords (if the book is given through there)

Where I Promote Reviews

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Type of Posts I Prefer to Do

  • Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Guest Posts
  • Giveaways
  • Blog Tours
  • Anything Creative! 

Posts I Can Do in Limited Numbers
  • Cover Reveals
  • Book Blitzes
  • Book Blasts
  • Promos


  1. You are super busy! I love your personality that JUMPS at us from your blog :))
    I hope you don't mind me keeping you in mind for the future, and meanwhile I will be a follower and reader of your blog

    1. Thank you! I started following your blog and see you're a member of the IWSG, too! Keep me in mind. :) I'm hoping to catch up by the end of summer but really hoping to catch up by early July. Thanks for following my blog!


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