Review Policy


If you want to contact me with a review request, you can do so at

Please take a look at my preferred genres before doing so! I will try to reply as soon as possible. Keep in mind that while I truly do consider review requests, I am sometimes not able to accept them.


My favorite genres are…

  1. fantasy
  2. historical fiction
  3. science fiction
  4. non fiction
  5. mythology/retellings
  6. thrillers (/mystery novels)
  7. graphic novels and manga
  8. contemporary fiction (YA + adult)

While I read a variety of genres, as shown above, the majority of my reading is focused on SFF.


DNF – I did not finish the book.

★ – absolutely hated it

★★ – really didn’t like it

★★.₅ – didn’t like it much

★★★ – it was okay

★★★.₅ – liked it

★★★★ – really liked it

★★★★.₅ – loved it

★★★★★ – a new favorite



6 thoughts on “Review Policy”

  1. Hi Jolien,

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you consider reviewing books, in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my book (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading –

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



  2. Hello Jolien

    I loved your review of The Bone Season and thought you’d be interested in mine. I really would love you to review my book The Cracked Amulet
    One of the main protagonists is a real kick-ass girl, Katleya, who is also trying to find her way in a world full of people that either want to kill or enslave her, particularly the Blood-priests of Mureck. The male protagonist, Coryn, is an ex-slave, desperate to fulfill an oath he gave when still a child, and to find his sister – all that remains of his family. Romance between the two is hinted at when they finally meet, but hasn’t a chance to flower as, with two other women and several children, they must escape the desert trap they are in, surrounded by a Blood-priest and the savage creatures he controls with Blood-magik – the writhen.
    If you are interested let know and I’ll send you a paperback copy or an e-book, whichever you prefer.

    All the best


  3. I loved your Water Knife review and thought this might pique your interest.

    Cumulus, my new science fiction novel about a near-future SF Bay Area ravaged by economic inequality and persistent surveillance, came out on Thursday. In 24 hours, it hit front page Reddit, became the #1 cyberpunk bestseller on Amazon, raised thousands of dollars for charity, and generated 6 separate inbound literary/film/tv rights inquiries from major agencies and production companies. Esteemed folks like Tim O’Reilly, David Brin, Ramez Naam, Cory Doctorow, and Brad Feld among others have shared or said nice things about it.

    Would you like a review copy?

    Here’s the book:

    Here’s an Ars Technica review of Cumulus that went viral:

    Here’s some background:

    Thanks, Eliot


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