Review Policy

Please scroll to the bottom of this page if you would like to submit a review request through my site. (Form at the bottom)
If you are an author or a publisher and would like for me to review one of your books, please feel free to contact me at, or submit the request through the form at the bottom of this page.

Book Briefs Stats:

– I have 13,878 email subscribers
-3,364+ Bloglovin followers
-2,842+ facebook fans
-7,400+ twitter followers
-3,500+ instagram followers
and over 3,000,000 page views
I get about 22,000 unique visitors on average each month with about 24,000-31,000 page views monthly.

What format do I accept?

I will accept ARCs, finished copies, and ebooks/galleys. (for Kindle)

What Will I read?

I read all YA and New Adult books for the most part, but do read some Adult Paranormal and contemporary Romance as well as some adult Chicklit, Romance and Mystery/Suspense. My favorite genres of YA/NA books

  • Fantasy (a favorite!)
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Mythology (this is my favorite!)
  • Dystopian
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Contemporary (another favorite)
  • but I am willing to read other genres if the book interests me. (and most of the time if a romance is included, they will)

All of my reviews are posted here, on my blog, as well as on Goodreads and amazon.

*a note about book series: I will read a book in the middle of the series, but will request that previous books in the series also be provided to me. (even if they can be read as standalones) I prefer to read books in order. 

My Rating System

I reserve the right to give my honest opinion on all books that I review. That being said, I enjoy most of the books I choose to read. Reading is fun for me, so I write my reviews on the way the books make me feel. 3 stars and up mean that I enjoyed the book. Sometimes a 3 or 4 star review won’t necessarily say why I “deducted” stars. My reviews are very subjective, and a lower star normally just means I enjoyed the book a little less than books of a higher rating. If something specific didn’t work for me, I will point that out in my review.

In my reviews, I include my impressions of the plot and characters and parts of the book that I especially enjoyed, as well as my overall feelings on the book or series as a whole. I am a character driven reader, so I need to be able to connect with the characters to enjoy the story.

When can you expect your review?

Due to the amount of books I receive for review consideration and to real life commitments (I have a full time job!) I cannot guarantee that a review will be posted in a certain amount of time/ or by a certain time. Blog tour commitments will go up on the date scheduled, but all other dates or time frames given for reviews are subject to change at my discretion.

While I cannot always guarantee a review for every book, I do post reviews for most of the books I read and receive for review. If the book is an ARC I will wait to post my review until a few weeks before the release date. However, if you would like me to post my reviews at a certain time, or on any additional websites, please let me know and I am more than happy to accommodate your requests. I will also let you know once a review has been posted. If you would like me to read a book in the middle of a series, I would be happy to, but I will not read a series out of order. (even if the book can stand alone, I prefer to read series in release order.)

Thank you for visiting Book Briefs and considering me to review your book!

*A note about blog tours:* If I am chosen to host a blog tour, that means the tour company has agreed to MY review policy. If I rate a book 3 stars or above that means I enjoyed it and I will post it on my review tour date. All of my reviews are honest, regardless of if it is a tour review or a personal review. If I am going to rate the book 1 or 2 stars I will hold my review until after the tour has ended, and it will be my discretion if/when the review is posted**


Here are some of my stats:
– I have 13,878 email subscribers
-3,364+ Bloglovin followers
-2,842+ facebook fans
-7,400+ twitter followers
-3,500+ instagram followers
and over 3,000,000 page views
I get about 22,000 unique visitors on average each month with about 24,000-31,000 page views monthly.


Please use this form to submit your review requests or email me at 

(Please be sure to include if you have any date preferences and what age group the book is. )

NOTE: you MUST include your email address if you fill out the form. If you do not, I will not have any way to contact you. 

Thank you

Request Information

This is how I will contact you
Please let me know why you think this book would be a good fit for my blog. Please see my review policy for more information about the books I read and review. Also let me know if this book is part of a series (and if you will provide previous books) and what format the book is available in. I accept, ARC, paperback, hardcover and mobi/prc.

Book Information

Please let me know the format the book is available in.

Giveaway Information

copy of book/ebook, gift card, swap, etc.



Michelle @ Book Briefs

6 Responses to “Review Policy”

  1. Terri Luckey

    Hi, Michelle. I filled out your review form and it said my request was submitted successfully but that there was a problem uploading my image. My cover file was a JPEG but maybe it was too large? Not sure why it didn’t upload. But I have other sizes so I can send another. Just let me know what size you need and where to send it.

    • Noah Knox Marshall

      I got the same message – however the first time I submitted a PDF of the galleys, so – my mistake. In my second attempt I attached a JPG of the cover, and again, “There was an error uploading your image.”

      Hopefully my request went through. Very appreciative.

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