Review Policy

Hello! Whether you are a reader requesting a review, an author looking for input, or a publicist hoping to share ARCs, I would kindly ask that you read the following before contacting me.


I am currently OPEN BUT EXTREMELY PICKY regarding review requests. I have a TBR a mile long, as well as being a full-time grad school student and stay-at-home mom, so my reading time is already stretched very thin. Please take the time to read my entire review policy.

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING:

self-published works: I’m sorry to close requests to self-published work, but I have been swamped with requests lately and I simply don’t have the time to sift through them all.

+ middle-grade novels: I very rarely read MG works, and when I do, they’re typically restricted to bestsellers I’ve missed out on over the years.

+ most adult titles: if you have an adult work that fits under my genre preferences and is not self-published, you can send me a request, but I am very picky about these right now.

christian fiction: I don’t like to go into this one, but for my own personal reasons, I do not accept christian fiction titles for reviews at all.

WHAT I READ:

MG:

+ fantasy
+ horror

YA/NA:

+ fantasy
+ horror
+ sci-fi (rarely)
+ thrillers (rarely)
+ contemporary (must involve diverse representation and/or “tough topics” – I am not accepting fluffy, straight, white reads)

Adult:

+ fantasy
+ horror
+ sci-fi (rarely)
+ thrillers (rarely)

ACCEPTED FORMATS:

+ physical copies (preferred)
+ ebooks (I have a kindle, but am very picky)

INFORMATION YOUR REQUEST SHOULD INCLUDE:

+ summary and cover
+ release date
+ why you think it would interest me
+ if there’s a time frame you need the review to be posted within

IF I ACCEPT YOUR REQUEST, YOU SHOULD KNOW:

I review all books honestly, regardless of how they ended up on my reading list. If you are uncomfortable with the possibility of receiving a negative review, please do not send me a request. If I find your book doesn’t fit my tastes, but has no inherent “problems”, I will probably post a text review without a star rating, but if I deem the content of your book offensive, I will be very open and honest about my opinions. That said, I promise that all of my reviews will be respectful, and please remember that I am reviewing books, not authors.

You should also know that, unless we have agreed on a specific date or time frame for me to post my review, I cannot promise to post a review immediately. I have a busy schedule, but I will try my best to get to your book within one (1) month of receiving it.

LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF POST?

If I am interested in your book, I am open to…
+ giveaways
+ author interviews
+ blog tours

Even if I am interested in your book, I am NOT open to…
+ promo blitzes
+ cover reveals
+ posting about your book without reading it
+ guest blogging
+ posting more than ONE (1) post about the same book

CONTACTING ME:

You can contact me at howlinglibraries (at) gmail (dot) com. Please do not message me through any social media sites or Goodreads – I will more than likely not respond there.

If you have followed all of my guidelines and have not heard back from me, I am sorry, but I simply don’t have the time to respond to every request that I receive. I promise that I do read every request I am sent, though, and will contact you back as soon as possible if I am interested.