Review Policy

What you can expect from my reviews.

My reviews will mainly consist of how I feel about the novel and what I think, personally. I will be completely honest, although I do try to find the good points as well as the negative points.

I include the publisher, date published, number of pages and if possible, who designed the cover along with my personal thoughts on the novel.

Occasionally I will include a summary - this may be from or from my own thoughts, but I will say it's from Goodreads if it is.

Am I accepting review copies?

Absolutely! I will happily respond to review requests within 72 hours.

Types of novels accepted.

Absolute Forest of Words is for Young Adult/Teen novels. Within that genre, I am willing to read just about anything, including nonfiction.

Series: I do prefer to read a series in order. If you request that I review a book in a series, please inquire if I have read the first books. If not, please provide a copy of each of the books so that I can give a fair and honest review of the newest one. I’m a big fan of series, so I will definitely take the time to read them.

I prefer not to accept e-books and self-published novels for review, although I may, it is completely up to my discretion.    If an ebook is offered, I prefer to review books that are available in both paper and ebook.

If I accept a novel to review:

It guarantees that I will read the novel and post a review of it.  However, the time frame is not guaranteed. 

How long will it take for a review: 

If the novel is an ARC, I will read it and post a review at least a few days before the novel is released. If it is not an ARC, I will put it in my To Be Read pile and get to it as soon as I can.

Interviews/Guest Posts/Blog Tours

I am thrilled to post author/cover designer intereviews, guest posts and blog tours.


I would be happy to host a giveaway on Absolute Forest of Words, but it would be nice to be familiar with the author’s work first.

Disclosure: Almost all of the books I receive for review are provided by the publisher or the author. The rest are purchased by myself or I get them from the library.  I do not accept/receive monetary compensation for my reviews.

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