Review Policy

General Information:

I am currently accepting select Adult, Young Adult, or Middle-Grade books for review. You can send emails to alliecatreads(at)gmail(dot)com.

I accept print ARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books. If you are requesting an audiobook review, then I may request a print copy of the book as well.

I am not accepting books from indie authors / self-published books. Any review requests for these types of books will be denied. Exceptions include those already on my TBR on Goodreads.


I accept Adult, Young Adult, and Middle-Grade fiction in the following genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Historical fiction and select historical non-fiction
  • Fairytale/myth retellings
  • Paranormal
  • Gothic horror/romance
  • Contemporary
  • Poetry

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

  • Non-fiction (with the exception of select historical books)
  • Mystery
  • Memoirs/modern biographies
  • Extremely political or “hot button” topics
  • Free verse novels
  • Short story compilations
  • Christian Fiction / religious books
  • “Issues” books (dying mothers, cancer diagnoses, mental illnesses, family drama, etc)

Accepting Books:

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review.

I will post an honest review and make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 3-4 months prior to when you would like the review posted.


I review almost every book I finish.  All reviews will also be posted on Goodreads and they may be modified.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.

With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.

Review Structure:

All reviews will include the following:

  • Brief Synopsis
  • Description of characters
  • Discussion of plot
  • My overall thoughts and rating*

*My ratings are based on my personal enjoyment of the book and are not meant to be objective ratings.