Review Policy

Hello! Thank you very much for dropping by this page.

Firstly, let’s start with: what type of books do you accept?

I like to think I would read anything I can get my hands on, and that is basically true, but I will accept the following:

  • YA – contemporary (inc. romance)
  • YA – fantasy
  • YA – sci-fi
  • YA – historical fiction
  • YA – mystery
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Historical fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Contemporary/romance
  • MG – approach me with any MG (middle grade) book!

If you have a book but the genre has not been listed here, then shoot me an email anyway, if you think I will like it, and possibly review it. In the past, I have picked up Western novels and ‘weird-fiction’ too, so anything is possible! However, I do not accept:

  • Horror
  • Supernatural
  • Books with racism, or homophobia

Feel free to check out my review archive, to get a feel for the books I usually review on this site.

will consider and possibly accept self-published/indie books. 

How will I read it?

Ideally, I would like a physical copy of the book (either paperback or hardback). I will take eARCs on occasion too, but I definitely prefer a hard copy. I do have a Kindle, but it is getting on a bit, and I won’t read a novel unless it is a novella on my phone.


Do not expect my turn around date for the book to be immediate. I will always try to get a book review done on or just after the publishing date of a book, but I am busy and this is not always able to happen. I reserve the right to not review a book if I didn’t feel able to do so – for example, if I was swamped, or if I felt that the book was problematic.

Also, if I did not enjoy your book, you must be aware that a negative review may be written. I refuse to lie to my readers. I will always be respectful in any book I chose to review; a negative book review is not an attack on the author.

Anything else?

I will always try to post my review to Goodreads too.

I will also participate in other types of book promo – like blog tours, author interviews, and giveaways. I may not always accept these (eg interviewing an author I don’t know may not always be in the best ideals of my readers and myself), but email me to give it a shot.

How do am I to be contacted?

Email me: sprinkledwithwords [at] hotmail [dot] com. I will try to get back to you ASAP but it may take a few days.

In your email, please tell me the title, author, book description and publishing date, plus any relevant information.

Thanks for reading!