Hello, and thank you for your interest in my site!
If you would like to request a review, please email me at: theshortread @ hotmail.com (remove spaces or click on the link)
I prefer to review young adult books in the following genres:
- Urban Fantasy
- Gothic Fiction
- Science Fiction
- General Fiction
I will also review adult books in the above genres but they are not my top priority.
I will not review:
- Essays/Short Stories
- Historical Fiction
- Most Non-Fiction
I will accept the following formats:
- ARCs & Galleys
- Finished Copies
While I may accept e-galleys and e-books (Kindle only), I prefer a physical copy over a digital one. I will not accept audiobooks.
Typically I would like at least 1-2 months for a review. The more time you give me, the better. Also, please let me know if you would like a review by a certain date (ie. book’s release date) so I can plan accordingly.
I post my reviews here on my blog, on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Amazon, although not all and they may be modified. I also post links on my twitter account @theshortread as well as my Facebook page The Short Read. If there is somewhere else you’d like me to post a review, please let me know.
My review style is relaxed and is more fitted towards a book suggestion and opinion piece and are not to be considered literary critiques. While I write honest and fair reviews, they are my own personal opinions and that does not mean I will always write positive reviews. But one thing I will never do is insult an author for any reason.
= I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
= I really liked the book! I would definitely recommend it!
= Above average. There were flaws but I still really enjoyed reading it anyway. *
= I’m on the fence. The book was good but there was just something off about it.
= Not awful, but definitely not what I expected.
= My cat could write a better story…and he has no thumbs!
* On sites that do not allow half star ratings, I will round up or down depending on how I feel about a particular book.