** 2020 Review Update **
I am currently putting my reviews on pause (minus those I have already slotted for the remainder of the year) due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, I cannot focus on reading at this time and do not feel it would be fair to take further reviews if I cannot promise to be able to read them in a timely manner. Wishing you all the very best and as soon as I get over this pandemic induced reading slump I will open my reviews once again.
Whitney (aka Honestly Austen)
Currently, I am only accepting fiction in the following genres:
- Romance/Historical Romance
- Middle Grade
For review inquiries, I can be reached through my contact page as well as by emailing: email@example.com.
I accept print, ARCS and e-books.
As I am so grateful for the opportunity to read your work, I will try to have a review out as soon as possible, but as life sometimes gets in the way, I appreciate having at least a month to read and review your work. If a specific date is required to have the review done by, please notify me at the beginning of our correspondence and I will do all that I can to get it out by the date needed.
My opinion is just that, mine:
I am going to be as honest as I can when I review a novel which might mean the review might not always be favourable. I strive to always be fair to both the authors who trust their work to me as well as my readers and myself. As my blog contains my personal literary opinions I reserve the right to refuse to review a book.
In the post you will/might see:
– My favourite quote
– My personal review
– Author/Publisher website
The Key to my rating madness:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ – I couldn’t put it down and if forced I was very sulky as well as possibly mean until I could start reading it again.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ – I definitely enjoyed the book and would love to match it to readers I know would be interested in it.
♥ ♥ ♥ – It was a good book, but it was lacking in something whether it be characterization, plot, etc.
♥ ♥ – It was a fine book, but I had to force myself to its conclusion.
♥ – It was definitely not my cup-of-tea and I probably didn’t finish it.
(I also give .5 ratings)