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” πŸ™„
2 star: “Wasn’t really into it” πŸ™
3 star: “It was okay for time-pass, but I had expected a bit more” 😐
4 star: “I liked it quite a bit” πŸ™‚
5 star: “I loved it!” πŸ˜€

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 as soon as possible. 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)

Disclaimer

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.


My Badges

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