note: As of 2015, if you do not get a response from me within a week, I have rejected your offer. I apologise in advance for not being able to respond. I have a tight schedule!
Authors, Publishers, and Publicists: If you would like me to review a book, do an interview, or do a contest to promote your young adult book, I would love to but please read my policies first. I will be glad to accept ARC's or finished books to review. E-mail me at raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com I'll only like to review certain books, so please check with me about it

As for other readers who'd just like to message me, e-mails are welcome!

If you'd like to contact me for any questions, comments or concerns, e-mail at: raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com

If you want me to help with an event you've got going, or want to do a guest post/interview or anything blog-related really, feel free to contact me! Remember that it should be about bookish things :)



I'm not a professional reviewer, I review books because I enjoy reading and I love to spread the word to other readers. Therefore, all reviews will be my honest opinion.

What I don't review:
  • e-books whether for Kindle, pdf or any other format
  • no extreme adult themed books
  • books sent without my acceptance
  • (currently: books my indie authors)
What I do review:
  • YA books that you've contacted me about
  • Finished copies
  • physical ARCs


Genres I enjoy (please take this into consideration when contacting me)
  • contemporary fiction 
  • science fiction
  • fantasy
  • historical fiction *
  • dystopian
  • literary fiction *
  • some historical fiction (like The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

What I do not enjoy:
  • non-fiction
  • biography
  • poetry
  • short stories
  • chick-lit
  • spiritual

On Accepting Books

Once I receive a book that I have accepted to review, I will definitely read through it (if I don't like it, then I may skim). I do not accept money/any compensation to write a favouring review; all my reviews will be subject to my opinion.
Upon receiving the book, I will take 1-2 weeks to get it posted up on my site. If requested, I'll send a link to the finished post to a specified e-mail.

My Reviews:

I write my honest opinions about a book, and sometimes they may be blatant. If I don't like a book, I may sound passionate, but in no way will trash the author.
I use a system of "umbrellas" which work very much like the five star ratings, but instead are out of 6 possible umbrellas. I don't give half-umbrellas.
If you find any part of my review offensive, let me know and I may or may not do something about it (ie. remove the offensive material).

If you are interested in having me review a book, please send an e-mail to: raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com


If you are an author/publicist and would like me to promote your book via giveaway/interview/guest post/media post, please know:
The book must fit in my favoured genres

I will not:
 post pre-written media posts or posts dedicated purely for the book
 participate in any blog tours
I may:
host an author/blogger interview

 If you're interested, send me an e-mail at: raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com


If you are contacting me to post adverts on my blog, please know that I will not accept any no matter what the price. This is an advert-free blog, completely personal in which I make no profit whatsoever (except maybe review books). Thank you for thinking of this blog, but no thank you.

Other Info

All of my posts are copyrighted. If you would like to use anything from a post of mine, please contact me first!

The use of photographs in my posts: From July 24th 2012, all photographs used on this blog will be credited from their source. All photographs posted before then may or may not give photo credit. It was un-intentional, and I had no idea photos had to be given credit. If I have used your photograph without giving you credit, send me an e-mail with a link to the post so I can do so. I'll try my best to go back at credit all the photos, but please know it's nearly half a thousand posts to change. It'll take time.

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