Review Policy

**currently not taking self published author review requests**

Hello! Thank you for your interest in working with me! All reviews I post will be my honest opinion, whether that is good or bad. I will evaluate books based off many different factors, such as world building, character development, and pacing; not all reviews will evaluate the same aspects of the book, but they will all be done fairly. I will also give all books a star rating, based off the system below, with half stars.

  • 5 stars: I absolutely loved it! My feelings are a mess and I don’t know when I’ll be okay again!
  • 4 stars: I liked it a lot! I’m so glad I read it!
  • 3 stars: I was pretty neutral. It wasn’t bad, but it could have been a lot better.
  • 2 stars: I didn’t like it. Maybe others will like it, but it wasn’t for me.
  • 1 star: I really hated it. Would not recommend.

I am a teenager, so I give my honest opinions on how well I think Young Adult books portray teenagers and high school. I am also a biracial Asian (half Taiwanese and half Caucasian), so I give honest opinions on Asian representation.

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  • I review only Young Adult books.
  • My preferred genres are contemporary, fantasy, romance, retellings, dystopian, and paranormal. I will also review some science fiction, and historical fiction.
  • I will NOT review horror, erotica, spiritual, or non fiction.
  • I prefer physical ARCs, although I may consider some eARCs.
  • I typically do not review books from self published authors. I might make exceptions if your book sounds like something I’d really enjoy, but most likely not.

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If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, please contact me through the form on my Contact page, or email me at hammockofbooks@gmail.com. I will not take requests through Twitter, Goodreads, or any other form. In your message, please include the following:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Genre
  • Release Date
  • Synopsis
  • Relevant links (Goodreads, Amazon, etc)

Please note that thought I read all emails and requests, I do not have time to reply to all emails.