Review Policy

The Blog’s Philosophy

To provide honest, in-depth book reviews, provide musings about topics regarding books and literacy, and to generally just be a fun place for all book lovers to browse. Feel free to browse or join in with comments!

Review Policy

I accept books from publishers and authors for review on a case by case basis based on my interest in the story and if it is a fit for my blog.

I review and accept mainly YA fiction (sub-genres within YA including contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and historical fiction). I do not accept dystopian or horror.

I accept ARCs and finished print copies. I prefer physical copies but will evaluate electronic copies on a case by case basis.

I am not accepting self-published books at this time.

All reviews are my own and are not influenced by payment or pressure of any type. My reviews will be honest and thoughtful, and therefore will not always be positive if I didn’t connect of enjoy the book, but I will be fair and professional in my analysis.  Reviews will be posted on this blog, on Goodreads, and Amazon, and I often tweet and update my status on Goodreads while reading.

Please email me at girlinthepages(at)gmail(dot)com. Please include a summary of the book, release date, author information, time frame of when you’d like the review to be posted, and any other relevant information (especially regarding why the book would be a good fit for my blog).

Rating System

5 Stars: This book will forever reside in a place of honor on my shelf and will definitely be reread!

4 Stars: I really enjoyed this book! I’m really happy I picked it up.

3 Stars: I liked the book, but I wasn’t attached or swept away by it.

2 Stars: The premise of the book intrigued me, but it needs something more.

1 Star: I will never pick this book up again. It was an absolute chore to read.


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