Review Policy

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The focus of Mimosa Stimulus is primarily on young adult titles, fantasy novels, and books with crossover appeal.

I am happy to consider books for review and to host guest posts, interviews, and giveaways. I may be reached by email at mimosastimulus(at)gmail(dot)com. I do my best to respond to all requests in a timely manner, but it is not always possible to reply to every email.

What to expect from me:

I attempt to review each book in a timely manner, but I cannot promise that every title that I receive will be read and reviewed on the blog. If for some reason I am unable or opt not to post a review of a title, then I will make attempts to get it mentioned or featured in other ways (cover features, suggested or seasonal reading posts, etc.).

For books that are forthcoming, I will attempt to post my review within 2-4 weeks of its release date. If the book has already been released, then I will post the review as soon as possible - this is usually within 2-8 weeks, but may take longer depending upon my current volume of books for review. Should a specific date for the posting of a review be requested, then I will schedule the review to post at that time.

What to expect from my reviews:

My reviews are my personal, honest opinions and thoughts and are meant to aid others in making educated decisions with regard to their reading lists. I do not guarantee that my review of a book will be positive, but I do only accept for review books which I expect to enjoy. I am fair and truthful in explaining my opinions and rating. My reviews are spoiler-free.

I post my reviews on my blog, as well as on Goodreads and LibraryThing, and occasionally (or if requested) on Amazon and other websites. I also link to my reviews via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

My reviews include:

  • Cover Art
  • Book Details:  Title, Author, Publisher, Publication Date, and any other pertinent information such as series affiliation, etc.
  • Link to pre-order/purchase and to the book's page on Goodreads, as well as any other requested links such as author or publisher website
  • Summary, taken from (in order of preference) the jacket/cover of the book, the author/publisher website, Goodreads, or Amazon
  • My Personal Review & Rating

What I Read:

Click here for a list of books that I have read.

I will not read a series out of order. If you would like me to review a book that is part of a series which I have not yet read, then I would ask to also be provided with any necessary previous books in that series.

My Favorite Genres:
Adult/YA/MG Fantasy (especially High Fantasy)
YA Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
I also like:
Fiction: Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia, Steampunk, Supernatural/Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Horror, Retellings, Mythology, Verse, Literary Fiction, Classics

I occasionally read:
Nonfiction: Memoirs & Biographies, Literary Theory & Criticism
Self-Published or Vanity Press Books: I rarely accept self-published works for review. I will only consider a self-published book if it is professionally edited and falls into one of my favorite genres as listed above.
I do not read:
Erotica or Bodice-Ripper type Romances

Accepted Formats

I am happy to accept ARCs, galleys, finished copies, ebooks, and audiobooks. My ereader is a Kindle, so I require Kindle-compatible ebook files.

FTC Disclosure:  I do not receive monetary compensation for my reviews. Books that I review are either acquired via my own means, or are provided by an author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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