Status : I’m currently OPEN for review requests.
Rating system • Reading preferences • Review policy • Review requests
I evaluate books based on my level of recommendation — and this is very much reflected in my rating.
More specifically, I do not follow the conventional star-rating system used by most reviewers. Instead, I make use of my own modified rating system, which exclusively appears in my Goodreads account.
For ½ stars will be stated on the review and may be rounded up or rounded down depending on my opinion of the book.
|Highly Recommend||★★★★★ – ★★★★½|
|Recommended||★★★★☆ – ★★★☆½|
|Recommended with Caution||★★★☆☆|
|Not Recommended||★★☆☆☆ – ★☆☆☆☆|
I am a BIG supporter of diverse books. By ‘diverse’, I am specifically relating to books written by marginalized authors and/or characters, people of color, LGBTQ+, and disabled people. While I try to read as diversely as best I can, I admittedly highly prioritize books that are inspired by Asian cultures or feature Asian representation.
I tend to gravitate towards fictional titles for adult, new adult, and upper young adult audiences. For books targeted towards lower young adult and upper middle grade age groups, I will put it under research if the book interests me before accepting as I am out of the targeted age range.
In terms of my preferred genres and subgenres:
- Highly preferred : fantasy, sci-fi
- Would consider reading : contemporary romance, historical fiction
- Would not read at all : horror, mystery, thriller
Policy for Book Reviews
All my reviews are written as honest and fairly as possible. I reserve my right to express my opinion regarding a book as genuinely as I possible. This includes any form of criticism relating to it that is stated in my reviews.
I write both full-length reviews and mini reviews. For full-length reviews I post on my blog and Goodreads account. For mini-reviews I feature them in my monthly wrap up posts and Goodreads. I assert my freedom to select the type of review I want to write for a book, including ARCs and copies I receive for review.
I reserve the right not to write a review for an ARC or a copy I received for review purposes. An explanation will be communicated privately.
I do not write full length reviews for books that I did not finish and only write a brief explanation on why I did not finish it. I might briefly mention the book I did not finish in my monthly wrap up posts.
For review copies, I accept both physical and digital formats (specifically .mobi or compatible with Kindle), with a strong preference for digital formats because of my current living arrangements as I still reside in Indonesia and sending a physical copy will take at least 8-10 months to arrive.
To submit a review request please kindly fill out my contact form or send an email directly to email@example.com with the subject title: “Review Request: [Book Title] by [Author]”.
In the email please kindly provide the following relevant information (if applicable):
- Book synopsis
- Age range
- Trigger/Content warnings
- Release Date
- Author biography and social links
- Important links (Purchase links or any other additional promotion links)
If I am interested in reading and reviewing your book, I will contact you or the publishers directly. Otherwise, should you not receive any kind of response from me within 3 days, consider your request declined.
I am also open to other forms of content such as author interviews and feature posts.