Review Policy


Genres I Review

I primarily review Young Adult books, with no particular genre, like sci-fi or contemporary. Anything is fine by me as long as it’s marketed to teens. Indie and self-published authors’ books are fine as well.

Middle-grade books are rarely read on this blog, but I do review some as long as they’re upper-MG or if they could appeal to teens (such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc.)  I’m picky with that genre, though.

Sorry, I do not review any contemporary adult books.

Review Copies I Accept

I accept Advanced Reader’s Copies (ARCs or eARCs), finished copies, or e-books. No audiobooks, please. Physical copies are preferable for photography purposes, because I like to share my current reads on my Instagram.


I do like to host giveaways and cover reveals, participate in blog tours, and interview authors. For any questions concerning these activities, just contact me to set it up.

My Reviews and Posts

All my reviews are honest. Each opinion, for or against a book, is solely my own.
My reviews are written in a conversational manner, as if in friendly discussion.
Advanced copies provided by authors or publishers do not influence my reviews in any way.
I cannot guarantee how promptly I write my reviews. However, I try to post  reviews within the month of their book’s release (a week before, or a week after).

Please note that requesting a review doesn’t guarantee one. Most requests do get approved, however, and I try to be as quick as possible in that regard.


Contact me for a review request after reading my policy above. Email me at nina [at] justaddaword [dot] com with a brief synopsis and pitch. Thank you.

Please note: I am a USA-based blogger.