My Reviewing Policy

My Preferences

I read fiction almost all the time. I prefer E-book (PDF or EPUB) format.

Genres I would be happy to review:

  • Young/New Adult
  • Epic/High/Urban Fantasy
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Sci-Fi/Thriller
  • Adventure/Action
  • Poetry/Anthologies
  • Chapbooks/Light Novels
  • Romance/Contemporary

I do not review Horror/Erotica/Biographies/Memoirs/Graphic Novels/Novellas/Non-Fiction/Children’s Books.

My Reading Routine

I read mostly for pleasure and usually I’m reading 3 to 4 books at once, while also working full-time. So, I don’t have a time frame of how long it might take me to read a book. For the most part, I can read a book within two to four weeks. However, I might not able to commit to your time window for posting a review.

My Reviews

Reviews will be centered on my thoughts about the plot, characters, world building, and my overall enjoyment of the story. All reviews are spoiler-free, unless specified.

My Reviews are not a paid service. I accept unsolicited manuscripts, Advance Reader Copies, yet-to-be-published and already-published books from traditional, hybrid, and indie Authors. I don’t beta-read at the moment.

Reviews for which I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review be titled as “Featured Review“. I also Reciprocate Reviews, where we read and review each other’s book. And, I’m open to interviews and guest posts.

My Rating

Ratings are between 1 to 5 stars (including 0.5 stars), as follows:

1 star: “I barely managed to finish the book” 🙄
2 star: “Wasn’t really into it” 🙁
3 star: “It was okay for time-pass, but I had expected a bit more” 😐
4 star: “I liked it quite a bit” 🙂
5 star: “I loved it!” 😀

If I don’t finish a book, for whatever reason, they are kept on-hold.
Afterwards, if I still don’t return to it, they get a DNF (Did Not Finish).
I generally don’t review DNF books, unless I feel the need to.

My Yearly Wrap-ups

For Yearly Wrap-ups, I’ll be listing the books I’ve read in that year, including my Rating, and one reason each of ‘why I liked it’ and ‘why I didn’t like it’.

My Postings

My reviews are posted here-on my Blog, on Goodreads, and on Amazon. Any other platforms will be on request-only basis.

Contact me

I can be reached on my Twitter, Instagram or khayyamfariha(at)gmail(dot)com.

I try to respond within 72 hours. Kindly don’t send me reminder emails.

For questions, please check the FAQs before contacting me.

Please include the following information* in your request email:

  • Author Name and Bio
  • Author Links (Blog, twitter, etc.)
  • Book Title and Summary (and other details)
  • Book Links (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.)
  • Email Subject should be “Review Request: [Title] by [Author]”

*Kindly ensure that I am accepting review requests before sending me your book.

Once request is accepted, please provide the following information:

  • Review-by Deadline (if applicable)
  • Book Attachment (PDF or EPUB)*
  • Cover Attachment (any format, as long as it is high quality)



I reserve the right to accept or reject book-review offers at my discretion. I reserve the right to change my reviewing policy without prior notice.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Book Reviews will include an affiliate link to the book page on, wherever applicable.


My Badges

Professional Reader  Kate Tilton's Book Bloggers Book BLogger list 250