Review Policy & Ratings

I'm currently closed for review requests at the moment while I work on my backlog.
I read mainly using a kindle, so please could you ensure a kindle version (.mobi file) is available, or alternatively a paperback/print copy, before submitting a request. Thank you.

I'm happy to consider review requests in the following genres and their sub-categories:

  • 📕 Psychological Thriller
  • 📘 Action & Adventure
  • 📕 Crime & Mystery
  • 📘 Women's Fiction
  • 📕 Thriller
  • 📘 Horror

I've always been a big fan of Horror and more recently Psychological Thrillers. Requests in these two categories are particularly welcome.   

I don't accept Young Adult books unless from authors I've previously reviewed. Please also note that I have no interest in Erotica, Historical Romance, Chick Lit or Poetry.

In addition to Barnsey's Books, my reviews are published on:

  • 📕 Barnes & Noble
  • 📘 Waterstones
  • 📕 Bookbridgr
  • 📘 Goodreads
  • 📕 Amazon
  • 📘 Twitter 

I publish privately to my timeline and in various book groups on Facebook. I save public 'pins' of all the books I've reviewed on Pinterest. These link back to my blog.      

I'm happy to consider review requests from publishers, publicists and authors (including self-published authors).

I give permission for excerpts from my reviews to be used in any promotional material - just ensure credit is given to 'Barnsey's Books'.

I don't share books with any third parties and I won't reveal plot twists. All reviews are my own opinion and given freely without payment.

Because reading and reviewing is my passion rather than a job, I'm unable to guarantee review dates unless specified for my consideration at the time of request.

Please be aware that acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review. I will only publish reviews of books I have finished and can write constructively about. Sometimes it can be impossible to finish a book I haven't 'connected' with; in which case a review won't be published.

If you don't hear back from me within a week, please assume I'm unable to offer you a review. It would be impossible to accept every request due mainly to time constraints or considering myself unsuitable for your content / genre. 

I use a simple and succinct ratings scale

Excellent    💗💗💗💗💗
Enjoyable   💗💗💗💗
Good           💗💗💗
Okay           💗💗
   Disliked      💗   

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