At the moment the books I review are advanced-copies from NetGalley. I may also review books that I have bought or that are gifts. Each review indicates the source of the book, and also the format. All books from NetGalley are in ebooks formats.
I am happy to receive review requests. I often have several books in the queue to be reviewed, and a job which demands extremely variable hours at short notice, so please bear this in mind when you send your request. It may be some weeks before I can get to your book. To send me a review request, contact me through Twitter. To consider a review request I will need the following information: a synopsis of the book, a short biography of the author, the format in which the book will be supplied, and when you need the book reviewed by. I will let you know whether I am able to review your book, and how soon I think I will be able to read and review your book. Assuming, that you and I are both happy for me to go ahead, I will be delighted to review your book.
I believe in honest reviews, no matter what the source of the book. Reviews written to please a particular individual, group, or organisation undermine the very purpose of reviews, so all my reviews are honest accounts of my reactions to the books that I read.
My rating system is based on a figure out of five. A five-star system is a well understood rating system. The higher the number, the more I liked it. One out of five means I struggled to find something I liked about the book. Three out of five indicates that I liked the book. Five out of five means I thought the book was truly incredible, and I probably suffered deep post-book blues when I got to the end of the book and the story was over.
I hope you enjoy reading my reviews, and I hope to hear about the books that you love too.