Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my Review Policy.
First and foremost: I only review books I enjoyed reading on this blog. Because of this, it may seem as though the reviews here are always favorable, but I am neither paid for what I type here nor am I a fan of every book I read. As a writer myself, I would never want to slam someone else's hard work. Authors put their hearts into what they write. Just because one person doesn't like a novel doesn't mean that millions of others won't love it. Just because I don't like a book doesn't mean you won't and vice versa. This is a blog for my personal opinions and I won't write bad things about an author that takes away a potential fan of that book. I may mention something I disliked in a book, but I will never post a bad review.
Every week, I feature books in "Week in Review." I don't have the time to read everything (though I wish I did). If a title featured on one of these posts isn't reviewed, it doesn't mean that I didn't care for it.
If I receive an ARC/galley of an upcoming title, I try to post my review up to a week before or within a few weeks after the launch date. If I post too early, I fear my readers will forget about the book. I will, however, mention the book in passing at my earliest convenience so that blog readers are aware of its existence in advance through "Week in Review" or my "You're Gonna LOVE Me" feature.
Primarily, I read/review more Teen books than I do adult or middle-grade fiction, but I am opening to reviewing anything I have an interest in, especially in the fantasy genre. My favorite sub-genres are high fantasy, fairy tales and mythological retellings, and dystopian novels.
If you are a agent, publicist, or author and would like to have your title reviewed, please contact abackwardsstory (at) gmail (dot) com. I am interested in adding features such as author interviews, blog tours, and giveaways to the blog, so I'd love to work with you if the title requires such promotion.
Reviewed titles are cross-posted on my mirrored LiveJournal account, as well as sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Library Thing. Sometimes, I'll link to this blog and mention current entries via Facebook or my BN.com Forums profile. Please let me know if you'd like my review of your work posted elsewhere.