Review FAQ

Thank you for your interest in requesting a review. Below, you will find some answers to the most asked questions.

  1. How do I request a review?
  2. Where do you POST your reviews?
  3. What is an ARC and do you accept it?
  4. What is the FEE for the review?
  5. Do you do HONEST reviews?
  6. Do you review a specific genre?
  7. Do you respond to all requests?
  8. Are all your reviews solicited from other authors?
  9. What is your RATING system?
  10. What is the review time frame?

How do I request a Review?

If you are an author, you can fill out a form on the Request Page. Please make sure you read the guidelines on my Policy Page.

My review policies are subject to change and exceptions, so read the policy carefully before you submit a request.

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Where do you post your reviews?

The sites that I post my reviews to are amazon.com, Goodreads, and any other sites specifically requested. I post reviews on my Lydia Larue Facebook page, Lydia Larue Twitter account using #LLReviews, and this blog.

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What is an ARC and do you accept it?

An Arc in this case refers to an Author Review Copy because I accept documents after a novel is released. I accept digital versions of an ARC in the following formats: .EPUB, .Mobi, and .PDF.

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What is the FEE for the review?

All of my reviews are done FREE of charge and I only require that I receive a FREE ARC.

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Do you do honest reviews?

All reviews that I post are honest and unbiased.

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Do you review a specific genre?

I will review most any genre. I mainly read epic fantasy, romance, and Scifi. Please do not send me erotica or self-help guides to review, as I will decline to review it.

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Do you respond to all requests?

I respond to all emails and review requests that I get within 72 hours. I also will let the author know that the review is finished and where it is posted.

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Are all your reviews solicited from other authors?

No. Although my reviews are unbiased, I love to read. If I love the book, I will write a review for it on my blog, as well as the other places that I post my reviews.

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What is your rating system?

My rating system is like many other sites:

✯✯✯✯✯(5 stars). I loved it, and I finished it in one setting. This book is one of my new favorites.It had no grammar mistakes, strong characters and plot, and was engaging the entire time.

✯✯✯✯(4 stars). I was entertained. The book was good, and I will most likely recommend it to my friends. However, something minor bothered me.

✯✯✯(3 stars) I liked it. However, it was nothing special. I did want to see what happened next and was interested, yet several things about it bothered me.

Anything less than 3 stars will not be posted. If I do not like the book, I will inform the author that I cannot review said novel.

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What is the review time frame?

I will usually review a book within a 2 to 8 week time frame. It depends on how much of a backlog that I have, if I am currently working on any manuscripts, or any holidays (US) I am observing.

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