Review Policy

Allusory Book Reviews is currently accepting both print and ebook ARCs, galleys, and books for review consideration in the following genres:

  • Sci-fi
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • YA
  • History (non-fiction)
  • LGBT Fiction
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Poetry

If you are a publisher or author interested in having your book reviewed, please contact me via the contact form or by email. Ebooks are accepted, preferably in .mobi format for reading on a Kindle. I attempt to review all books in a timely manner, but if you would prefer a review is posted by a certain date, include that in the email. Please allow a minimum of 7 days between my receiving a book and expecting a posted review. Submitting a book for review does not guarantee a review will be posted.

Please remember when requesting a review that you are asking for an honest opinion on the content of the item submitted. Reviews are a reflection of my opinion on the item reviewed, not on the author.

Allusory Book Reviews reserves the right to post reviews in part or in full on other sites at our discretion. Commonly cross posted sites include GoodReads, LibraryThing, and in progress discussions on Litsy and Twitter.

Rating System

★★★★★ (5 Stars) Loved it!
The hardest review grade to receive, this means I will literally be putting it into people’s hands and proselytizing it to everyone I talk to.

★★★★☆ (4 Stars) It was good, possibly even great
I liked it, but there’s something about it that kept me from loving it or that I think will keep others from loving it.

★★★☆☆ (3 Stars) It’s fine
I enjoyed reading it, but had major issues with it that I also think are going to bother other readers.

★★☆☆☆ (2 Stars) Nope
The reading experience was more negative than positive, but it was still readable. I will probably call it adequate at some point.

★☆☆☆☆ (1 Star) Hated it
Not going to sugar coat it, this means I probably finished the book out of sheer hatred so I could complain about it.