Request a Review

Hello, lovely blog readers!

I have started to enjoy my reviewing endeavors and as I volunteer and am requested to do more of these I thought it would be useful to have this page here to explain what you guys can ask me to review.

What I will Not Review:

Literature: I will not review non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, children’s books, or sci-fi. And this should go without saying, but I also won’t review works that are yet to be published unless requested by the author.

Television: Full TV Series (animated or live action), Reality shows, Doctor Who or The Walking Dead episodes (not on request anyway)

Film: War movies, Sci-Fi, Drama, musical, silent films

What I Will Review:

Anything not mentioned above can be requested. I will consider any movies and I will do specific episodes of shows or animated series so long as I’m at least familiar with it. Any fan fiction you struggled to read is welcomed because apparently I hate myself.

I’m also willing to review indie pc games if provided with a free demo, a copy of the game, or if it’s free to play. Yes, flash games included. Heck, I love flash games.

Whether I accept a request or not is entirely up to me. So keep that in mind.

If you want to ask me to review 50 Shades of Grey (the movie or the book), The Twilight Saga (movies or Books), or Grey. Don’t unless you want me to suffer through these enough to gift me the books/movies. Because I’m not paying to torture myself. I haven’t reached those levels of masochistic behavior yet.

How I Will Review It:

If you request me to review your book I will post a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and wherever else you’d like me to, but those reviews tend to be a rating and paragraph or two of whether people should or not buy the book. The actual in depth review will be done on the blog.

Fan Fiction reviews have a rating system based on elements I deem important on a story. I usually give a little summary on the story then go over these elements one by one before giving the fic a final score.

Movie reviews won’t be done too often. I suppose either the movie has to be really great or really shitty for me to want to review it. If I do I’ll just go over my feelings on the movie and whether I like it or not.

The “With Commentary” type of review is reserved for truly, truly, horrible pieces of fan fiction or (possibly in the future) Creepypastas. So if you want to request one of those, it’d better be about something I can properly tear apart. Otherwise I won’t suffer through it enough to make it fun.

Top Lists can be about anything, so be creative, if you want to suggest one. 🙂

What You Can Expect:

We all have different preferences and we are all biased about certain things and these reviews, no matter the subject, are entirely my opinion. I’m not a professional reviewer and I’m not a critic. I do these for entertainment purposes and to give (some) exposure to other writers who may need it. Don’t expect these to be too analytical and don’t take them too seriously.

That said, aside from the “With Commentary” series, I will do the absolute best to be objective and provide a fair assessment of works sent or suggested to me. I don’t praise without merit, but I also don’t bash anyone or anything ever.

If You Send Me Your Book Please Understand:

Book reviews take the most time, so be patient. This is not my job and I’m taking from my personal time in order to do this.

I will not read your work and review it ‘only if I like it’.

I will not to refrain from posting on Amazon, Goodreads, or whatever else if my reviews are unfavorable. Where you want me to post reviews is going to be established before I read the book and is not negotiable afterwards.

I will not take down a review at someone else’s request for any reason.

I am prone to using curse words in my blog posts. If you want me to review your book and this bothers you, I can refrain, but it’s a good idea to let me know beforehand.

It’s okay to email me on occasion to ask how the reading is going.

I am not an idiot. I will never share or copy any work sent to me by an author; nor would I allow anyone to even read it over my shoulder.

It’s okay to question or reply to my opinions on my comment section. Like I said though, don’t take these way too seriously. And if you disliked something I said about your work and act like a jerk about it I will most likely never read or review anything from you again. And I’ll make sure to let people know what happened because as an writer I don’t condone that sort of behavior.

How To Request a Review From Me:

Scroll down to the “find me on” section and click the “Email Me” link, or use the Contact Form to send me an email.

Please state that the email is about a review on the subject line. Title it any way you want, just get across the point that it’s about a review. Working the word ‘review’ into it is a good way to accomplish that.

If you want me to review fan fiction or Creepypasta, provide a link. If possible to the original posting so I can look up and credit the author. If it’s something you wrote, please say so in the email.

If you want me to review a TV series, or cartoon episode, include the name of the show, the season, episode number and episode title.

If you want me to review your own book, provide me some information on your work such as genre, word count, whether it’s self published… and whatever else you’d like. Chances are I won’t say no, but don’t straight up send me a book before I have a chance to say yes.

Unless I’ve read something from you before and your book was on my wishlist, you’ll have to provide a free copy for it to get reviewed.


Books reviewed so far:

Ordinary Handsome, by Steven Baird – Rated: Yay!

Down The Wormhole, by Ana Franco (ARC copy) – Rated: Yay!

Joshua’s Island, by Patrick Hodges – Rated: Yay!

Diary Of a Wimpy Villager, by Cube Kid – Rated: Meh

The Mind Readers, by Lori Brighton – Rated: Nay

Up Next:

Book Reviews: No book requests pending (probably Cronic by Steven Baird)

Disney Revisited: Fantasia (probably)

Fan Fiction With Commentary: Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles Chapter 11


4 thoughts on “Request a Review

  1. Pingback: Want To Request a Review? | Blackbird's Nest

  2. Hey, don’t feel obligated to review “Cronic”. I’m actually thinking of taking it down. No sales, and I haven’t really been promoting it. My wife liked it more than I did, and that’s the only reason it’s still available. I can’t even judge it myself… it’s an older book and I think “Ordinary Handsome” kinda blew it out of the water. That being said, I may ask you to review my upcoming novel, to be published late this year or early next. And I truly do thank you for your consideration. 🙂

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    • Well, I don’t feel obligated, but I do intend to finish reading it when things get a bit more… relaxed… on the daily life. So I can still review it, unless you mind. ^^”

      I can only leave books unfinished if they’re horrible; which is not the case here. I found it a bit of a tougher read than Ordinary Handsome, but I was still liking it quite a bit.

      And I’d be happy to review anything of yours. I’m officially a fan now after all. 🙂

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      • Aw, thank you for that, I appreciate it. Cronic is indeed a rougher read: the language, the violence, the overall tone. It’s not that I don’t value the work I put into it. It was a kind of gateway book, more experimental than my usual stuff, and I think it made me a better writer. I don’t believe it’s crap, it’s just very different from what I’m doing now. Cruder. It was an intense book to write, so maybe I’m not the best one to judge its merits. That’s why I respect the honesty of your reviews. Feel free to hack away at it… at your convenience, of course. 🙂

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