Review Policy

Hello Authors and Publicists! 

Thank you for visiting Fictional Thoughts.

I accept review copies of book from authors and publishers. All reviews are also cross posted to Goodreads, The Reading Room, Amazon and publicized on Facebook and Twitter. When I’ve published a review, I will also inform who it concerns that my review is posted via email.

What can you expect?

All reviews posted on Fictional Thoughts are honest and unbiased based on how I felt about the book the day of posting the review. I write my reviews with the utmost consideration for the author and post a well rounded review.  I do post negative reviews (less than positive) however when I dislike a novel I write am respectful of the book and the author. I understand just how much time and effort goes into writing a novel and feel like that should be acknowledged. Examples of my reviews can be found on my reviews page.

Reviews posted on Fictional Thoughts will include cover images, the blurb, a link to the book’s goodreads page as well as several purchase links. The online stores I typically post links to are Amazon, Booktopia, Book Depository and BookWorld however if there are other links you would like me to include – make sure I’m aware of this at the time of posting or I can edit it in afterwards.

What do I review?

Genres I Prefer to Read: Young Adult, New Adult, Middle Grade, Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary, Dystopia, Historical, Fiction.

I enjoy to read all of the above but I have a passion for Young Adult literature especially.

Genres I Consider on a Case by Case Basis: Erotica, Biographies and all other Non-Fiction.

Horror is not a genre I’m interested in at all. I also don’t review religious fiction.


Preferred Format:

Paperback, Hardcover, Mobi (if in electronic format)

I prefer physical books as I find them easier to read but I do accept electronic books if they are in mobi format. (As of the 3rd April 2014 I am temporarily not accepting ebooks for review). 

Turnaround Time:

I try to post reviews for new releases as close to their publication dates at possible. If you need a review posted by a certain date, please specify this when you send me the review query and I shall do my best to accommodate you. Typically my turn around time from the time I receive a book for review and posting a review is 1-2 months.

Promoting Your Book:

In addition to reviewing, I also host interviews, encourage guest posts and hold giveaways. If any of these things appeal to you – send me an email and get in touch. I will never sell copies given to me for review but I may use review copies received for giveaways on my blog.

Any Other Questions?

If there’s anything your unsure of or just want to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: fictionalthoughts [at] gmail [dot] com