Policies

Please read the following review policy before making a request. Thank you!

Review Policy

At the moment, I am not accepting self-published books unless it is by an author who I have worked with before.

The Reviews:

All my reviews contain my honest opinions and thoughts. If I love the book, I’ll let everyone know. If I wasn’t the biggest fan, I’ll highlight the parts I both liked and disliked. I don’t want any of my reviews to be nasty or harmful, but I will always share my honest opinion. I try to make my reviews as spoiler free as possible. But, if the book is a second or third novel in a series, I will most likely mention details from previous books.

Timing is not always certain. As a college athlete, I am very busy and sometimes my schedule is out of my control. I try to post each review close to the book’s release date to generate buzz. When I’m in a time constraint, books that I have personally requested will have priority over any other books.  If you do have a set time frame in mind, please let me know and I will try my absolute best to accommodate.

Book Talks are additional posts along with my review where I go more in depth about the book. These posts tend to be more casual and allow me to fangirl about certain parts in a book that I would normally leave out of the review due to spoilers. Book Talks are NOT guaranteed with a review request, but will need to be requested along with the review request.

What to expect:

  • Book cover
  • Author & publication details
  • Page numbers
  • Book summary
  • A rating
  • A book trailer – if available
  • An honest review posted on my blog and Goodreads
  • A Book Talk (if requested)

Please keep in mind that if I accept a book for review, it does not guarantee that I will read the book or that I will post a review of the book. It does mean that I will consider it for review.

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The Books:

I will accept Young Adult and New Adult. Sometimes I will take in special consideration for certain Adult titles, but I usually do not review Adult books. In addition, I will not accept most Middle Grade titles as I find I am very selective of this genre.

I prefer:

  • Fantasy
  • Contemporary
  • Dystopian
  • Paranormal
  • Mysteries
  • Greek Mythology

I enjoy the following, but I tend to be picky about:

  • Science fiction
  • Horror

I do NOT accept:

  • Titles with religious undertones
  • Autobiographies/biographies/memoirs

Forms I will accept: 

  • * Physical copy (ARC or hardcover)
  • Ebook (Kindle)
  • Audiobooks (sometimes)

*If possible I would prefer to have a physical copy of the book to review,

If a novel is sent as part of a series, please ask me beforehand if I’ve read the series. If not, I may need the earlier book(s) as well in order to write a review.

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Interviews

I would love to host any interviews with authors I’m familiar with.

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Giveaways

If you offer something to giveaway it’s welcomed, but I’d prefer if the person offering could pay for postage. I will only post a giveaway for a book I’ve read or am anticipating.

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Blog Tours

I would love to participate in any blog tours about authors and books I’m familiar with.

Please contact me at vivalabooks@gmail.com with your requests. Thank you!

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FTC Disclaimer

FTC laws require that I state that I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my reviews. Sometimes I get free books to review, but these are given to me to assess and write an honest review based on my opinions which are displayed on this blog. My opinions are never changed due to bribery and I stand firm in my beliefs based on the book itself.

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