Review Policies

What we are accepting

We are currently accepting select Adult, Young Adult or Middle grade books for review. You can contact us through our Suggestions page.

We accept print ARCs, finished copies, and e-book. We may accept select self-published books and indie press books. We do not accept audiobooks or interactive media books for review. If the book is part of a series, please include the preceding books in the series.

We accept the following genres

  • fantasy
  • historical fiction
  • fairy tale/myth retellings
  • paranormal
  • mystery
  • gothic horror
  • romance
  • contemporary

We do not accept

  • non-fiction
  • memoirs/modern biographies
  • self-help or how-to
  • poetry
  • excessively preachy religious fiction

General Review Policies

If we choose to accept your book, we strive to post our review within 2 weeks. You will also get at least 3 Tweets directly referring followers to our blog and your book. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, though they may be modified or shortened. Reviews are not meant to be objective literary critiques, but they will be fair and honest.

Better Call Your Bookie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As such, all reviews we post will link to the Amazon page for that book.

Star Descriptions

5 Stars = I loved this book! It was perfect and I will be purchasing a copy to keep for myself.

4 Stars = I enjoyed the book, but it wasn’t perfect

3 Stars = Average book. Some issues that interfered with my enjoyment of the novel.

2 Stars = There were a lot of issues and the book didn’t work for me, but it had some redeeming qualities.

1 Stars = I really didn’t like this book.