Policies ♥


Hi! Thank you so much for considering me to review your novel.

I am currently CLOSED to review requests. 

What I am not accepting:
- Non-fiction: I don't read much non-fiction, and am not interested in reviewing non-fiction.

- Middle grade: Middle grade novels can be the coolest things ever, but I don't read much of them since I primarily focus on YA and NA. Because of this, I am closed to middle grade requests.

Genres I will accept: 
I'm pretty much open to any YA or NA novel that contains romantic elements. It may be beneficial to check out some of my reviews in my review archive to get a grasp of the types of books I tend to enjoy. I do stray a bit and try new things (and sometimes I adore them), but here are the genres I most often prefer.*

Young Adult:
- Paranormal romance
- Contemporary romance
- Dystopian
- Fantasy
- Mystery

New Adult:
- Paranormal (I am LOVING interesting paranormal NA's right now)
- Contemporary

- Romance
- Chick-lit

*Please note that I AM accepting requests for self-published novels

What formats I will accept: 
- Physical copy (ARC or finished copy)
- Digital copies (for my Kindle)*

*Please note that I prefer physical copies 

How to request a review: 
Send me an email with the subject title: Review Request: [Title of your novel]

In your email, please be sure to include:
- Summary
- Release date
- Book cover
- A Goodreads link for your novel
- Author links
- Any relevant information, including why you believe your novel would be a good fit for me to review on Just a Booklover
- If you have a time frame in which you would like me to review, as this very well could affect my choice on whether or not to review your novel depending on my own timeline
- The format in which your novel is available to me

If I accept your book to review: 
Please be aware that by accepting or receiving a book, I do not guarantee that I will be able to read your book immediately and post my review immediately. I have a TBR that never stops growing, and I go to school, and I prefer to read a book when it feels best to me. I will definitely try to read and review your novel in a timely manner, but that is not always possible.

If the book is an ARC, I will try to post my review sometime on or around the release date.

I also reserve the right to NOT post a review of your book if I do not feel comfortable doing so, for whatever reason (because I've run out of time, don't really have anything to say about it, etc.)

I do aim to post my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, but I do tend to get behind sometimes. 

If I didn't enjoy your book: 
My reviews are my honest opinion, and if I do not like your book my review will reflect that. I will not write a positive review simply because you send me the book. If you are not okay with the possibility of me not enjoying your book, thus possibly receiving a negative review, then I am likely not a good fit to send a review request to. Even if I dislike your book, my review will still be respectful and honest. By sending me a review request, you are acknowledging that a review may be negative, yet respectful, and I would appreciate that your response to my review be gracious and not attacking.

Along with reviews, I am open to: 
- Giveaways*
- Author interviews (preferably an author I am somewhat familiar with)
- Character interviews (I would need to read the book first for this to take place)*
- Blog tours*
- Cover reveals*
- Guest posts

*I generally prefer to host these things for books that I believe I would enjoy/am excited for and would want to read myself.

To contact me with a review request, email me: 
                    makesmeworse12 (at) gmail (dot) com

If you have followed my guidelines and your book falls under the genres of what I'm accepting and you have NOT heard from me, I apologize but I am not able to respond to every review request. However, I try my best and I am so honored you want me to read your book!

I am not paid to blog or review. It would be super cool if I was, but I am not. I just love books. Please keep this in mind when working with me. I don't have an established tight schedule with my reading because I don't want to take the fun and enjoyment away from reading. For this reason, I'll only accept deadlines that I agree to beforehand.


Hey, everybody! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway(s)! Like any well-oiled machine, my blog/giveaways need rules and stuff to run smoothly. SO . . .

-You must be 13 or older to enter my giveaways OR have your parents' permission.

-If you cheat, I will know, and you will lose. (No extra entries I don't tell you about)

-Everything you enter in my giveaways is 100 million percent safe with me. I promise you this.

-Don't lie to me. If you do, I will know, and you will lose. (Do what is requried to enter my giveaways; don't enter for things you didn't really do) I DO check the Rafflecopters to see if you actually did what you entered for.

-I will contact the winner after the giveaway is over. If said winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, they will lose and I will pick some other lucky duck.

-I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Sorry, but I can't re-send things.

-I reserve the right to change any rules as I see fit for each individual giveaway; I'm a fun person, not all giveaways will be the same.

And . . . yeah, that's it! Again, I say thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaways. I hope y'all have fun, and MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR ;)