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Review Policy

If you’re an author or a blogger who would be interested in submitting a guest post for The Silver Words to review, please feel free to send me an email at elimadison2019@gmail.com or hitting the mail button on the sidebar. Please note my review policy and that I do not review all of the books that I receive.

I review mostly YA books on The Silver Words, but I do review MG books on The Silver Words. Up until October 2016, I reviewed MG lit on my other book blog, Tweens Read Too. Though I do usually prefer physical copies of books, I also accept eARCs and eBooks (.mobi).

Genres I generally am interested in: 

  • YA
    • All Fantasy
    • Contemporary
    • Action
    • Adventure
    • Biographies/Memoirs
    • Realistic Fiction
    • Dystopia
    • Graphic Novels/Comics
    • Novellas
    • Thrillers

Genres I will review on a case-by-case basis: 

  • General MG and Children’s Lit
  •  YA
    • Paranormal
    • Crime and Murder
    • Science Fiction
    • Chick lit
    • Historical Fiction
  • clean Adult
    • Biographies
    • Autobiographies
    • Graphic Novel Biographies
    • Fantasy
    • Non-fiction
  • clean New Adult
  • Non-fiction
  • Humor
  • Christian Lit

Genres I will not review: 

  • Horror
  • Erotica
  • Self-Help
  • Adult Romance
  • Poetry
  • Indie/Self-Pub

Please keep in mind that I typically do not read or like paranormal romance or chick-lit in general. However, I am open to read them if a blurb interests me. Other than that, everything else is pretty much open.

How Reviews Work

  • Almost every blurb I use is off of Goodreads or is the publisher description. If a Goodreads description is not available, I will use the description on Literally.io or Amazon. If none can be found, I will write it in my review myself.
  • Quotes taken from uncorrected proofs are written in the review with the disclaimer to check in the final edition.
  • I rate books based on a star system described below.
  • Any advance review copies of books that I obtain are from a publisher or author. This does not impact my reviews in any way.
  • All opinions are my own.

If you find anything inconsistent with my reviews or disclaimers, please let me know by emailing me at elimadison2019@gmail.com. If you have any images that I used in a review or post that you would like me to take down, please let me know and I will take it down immediately.

Rating System:
1: No. Just no. As in never no.

1.5: Was amused by it but had some serious issues with it.

2: It was okay/It just wasn’t for me

2.5: Tempted to make it a 3 because I did like it, but I won’t be looking at it again.

3: Liked it

3.5: Had a few minor problems, but I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway

4: Will remember this one in the future.

4.5: Was awesome. Will be back from my book hangover shortly.

5: LOVEEEEEEEEEE (more about my five star picks in this post)