Review Policy

I accept review requests in the Fiction, Romance, YA, Paranormal, and Urban Fantasy genres. However, as a reader I enjoy reading outside of my comfort zone every once in a while, so I may accept books from other genres. I accept review copies from large publishers, independent publishers, and from requesting authors. In every review post, I will indicate that I received a free copy and from where, for an honest review.

While I will do my best to review books in a timely manner, in some cases, there might be a delay. Also, please be aware I can’t accept every review request.

Please note that I do not own an e-reader. I will only accept paperback or hardback books for review at this time.

I am committed to honesty in my reviews.  I do not receive any compensation or plan to receive any compensation for my reviews (cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions, etc.), other than the occasional free review copy from a publisher or author. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. Please be assured that a free book in no way affects my commitment to honesty in my reviews. If I love it or hate it, you’ll know. Either way, please don’t send me hate mail if I give your book a bad review. I am simply critiquing the book and not the author personally.


How I Review/Rate:

I do not have a specific rating system. I usually give a basic summary in my own words, sometimes in addition to the official summary, and then explain what I liked and disliked in regards to the plot, characters, etc. You can find an example of a review here.

If you would like to submit a request please email me at imbookedblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

In your email, please include:  
  • Title and author of the book you would like me to review
  • Cover image to use in the review (if unavailable, that’s okay)
  • A small teaser about your book.  Think the blurb on the back of a book. I may use this teaser in my post. If you prefer me NOT to do so, please indicate that in your email.  Please do not give away the ending or any major twists that may occur.

Please note that I won’t necessarily review books in the order I receive them.