Review Policy

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my review policy for my Young Adult centered book blog, Under the Book Cover. I appreciate the effort that you're taking to ensure that your book will be a good fit for myself and my audience. Written below, you will find my guidelines regarding review copies and what I require from you in order to help form a positive and fun partnership between blogger (myself) and author (you). If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at:
In your formal review request email, please include:

  • Title, Author, Publisher, Publication Date (if the book is currently unreleased)
  • Synopsis of book/link to Goodreads page where information regarding said book can be found
  • Requested post date for book review (please state if review is for promotional purposes or part of a blog tour)
Currently, I am accepting:
  • Young Adult Fiction
               -Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Science Fiction
               -Contemporary books are up to my discretion
  • Adult Fiction
               - Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Science Fiction
  • New Adult (completely up to my discretion as this is a genre I am attempting to get into)
Currently, I am NOT accepting:
  • Non-Fiction of any form
  • Literary Fiction
  • Middle Grade
  • Religious Books of any form
  • Erotica
Accepted review copy formats are as follows:
  • Advance Reader Copies
  • Finished Copies (Hardcover and Paperback)
  • Ebook Copies (mobi, epub, pdf)
Unaccepted review copy formats are as follows:
  • Audiobooks (As of 1/1/2017, I am not accepting audiobooks for review as this is not a format that I enjoy. This is always subject to change but please do not send me audiobook review requests at this time!)
Additional Notes:
  • At the end of the day, even if a novel fulfills all requirements above, it is up to me whether I choose to accept a book for review on my blog.
  • I do not ever receive monetary compensation for a book review. The only compensation I accept is in the form of a review copy of the book.
  • Monetary compensation in exchange for a "5 star review" or "positive review" will never be accepted. I will not sell my reviews or be dishonest about my feelings on a book in exchange for payment
  • If a book is part of a series, please note that while I will still be happy to review the initial book, I request that other books in the series be provided in some way, as well as adequate time to catch up in said series.
  • All of my book reviews will be cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.
  • Disregarding any of these small policies may result in no response to your review request. Please respect my policies so that we can have a positive blogger/author partnership!
Thank you for taking the time to read my review policy! Please ensure that your book meets all of my requirements before submitting a review request. I am looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you in the future!

-Megan Smith
Under the Book Cover

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Review policy updated on: 1/1/2017