Review Policy

One of my biggest wishes is that I could read for a living. However I have bills to pay and shoes to buy, and because of my book-buying habit I have two day-jobs alongside running Bookaholic Confessions (which is entirely a hobby, and I am in no way paid for anything that I publish on my blog.)

I am always open to offers to review books so please feel free to contact me via email, on Twitter @BookaholicHolly or over on Facebook (Bookaholic Confessions) and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I primarily review chick lit, romance, female fiction, crime, thrillers, contemporary fiction and young adult but please do get in touch if you would like me to consider a book for review. I accept requests directly from authors, from publishers and any PA companies. I will happily review self-published books too as I have discovered some fantastic authors in doing so since setting up my blog.

I think honesty is a very important part of review writing, so I will always give my honest opinions in reviews but never in an unpleasant way. I massively respect all of the hard work that authors put into their novels.

Please specify if you would like a review published on a particular date (publication date etc) and I will do my best to accommodate.

I will post around or as near to publication date as possible unless otherwise agreed. As well as posting a review on Bookaholic Confessions I will also post reviews on Amazon .com/, GoodReads, and anywhere else if required.

I am also always happy to be added to any publisher mailing lists for review copies.

I am also a member of BookBridgr, Netgalley and I am part of the Lovereading UK review panel.

I am able to review paperbacks, hardbacks and any Kindle compatible ebooks (.mobi, Epub or PDF etc). My preference is for physical copies (paperback or hardback wherever possible).

I also host guest posts and conduct author interviews through the site and I’m always willing to spread the word about fabulous books and their authors in any way that I can, so please do get in touch if you would like to appear on my blog in any way, shape or form…


My Ratings (and what they mean…)


5h I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK. Expect lots of gushing, exclamation marks and excitement.

412I LOVED THIS BOOK. Quite a lot. Still expect a fair amount of gushing and/or fangirling.

4h I really, really, REALLY enjoyed this book. Four hearts are high praise indeed, dont’cha know?

312There were so many things right about this book. It was pretty great, in fact…

3hI really, really liked this book.

212This book was alright…

2h Hmm, ok but not my favourite-in-the-whole-world-ever.

112Not sure…

1hThis book wasn’t really for me.







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