Review Policy


First off, I’m honored that you are interested in having me review your book! My Not So Real Life has grown so much as a blog and I do hope that it grows further, so that I can help get the word out about books that I think are just amazing.

If you would like to know more about my blog, statistics wise, please email me at mynotsorealife[AT]gmail[DOT]com and I will let you know. 

I will not review any self published book. I know many think of this as unfair, but there are already so many traditionally published books out right now, that I would prefer to focus on those before I begin to read self published books. Sorry!

I only read Young Adult books. I feel that since I am a young adult, I should stick to that genre. But, as for subgenres, I prefer reading:

  • Dystopia
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Contemporary (occasionally)

I’m open to reading a variety of genres in YA, and love discovering a new sub genre as well!

I’m open to reading print ARCs, finished copies, galleys, or e-ARCs, but an e-ARC must have a print counterpart. 

My reviews include:

  • Cover
  • Link to book’s GR page
  • My rating
  • Synopsis
  • My own thoughts about the books (usually at least 4 good sized paragraphs, sometimes more)
I post all my reviews to Goodreads along with my blog. If you would like me to post a review on Amazon or any other websites, please let me know, and I will do my best to publish it elsewhere as well.


I also love participating in blog tours, cover reveals, giveaways, etc. I can also do a promotional post for a book if wanted as well.


Please do keep in mind that I have other obligations besides reading, especially school, where I am taking some very intense and time consuming courses this year. 

If after reading my policy, you think that I would be interested in reviewing your book, or being part of a blog tour, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mynotsorealife[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Thank you for considering my blog!

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