Review Guidelines

Please feel free to contact me via email or via the contact form if you would like me to review a book. I cannot guarantee that I will accept the review request due to time constraints and interest in the book itself.

My email is melissajenningswords(at)outlook(dot)com. Please do get in touch.

My genre preferences:

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult

Self-published poetry collection requests will take priority over others as I am interested in promoting self-published works. I also will be more likely accept your book request if the book is diverse in any way – please note this in your enquiry.

I will not accept the following genres:

  • Erotica
  • Non-fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Children’s books

Please also refer to my “no thank you” shelf on Goodreads to guide you further.

Star Rating

  • ★★★★★ – It was fantastic.
  • ★★★★ – It was very good.
  • ★★★ – It was just okay.
  • ★★ – It was not enjoyable.
  • ★ – It was awful.


My reviews are my own genuine thoughts and interpretations of the works. A section of my literature review will be posted on Goodreads and Amazon for the benefit of other readers, and of course, feedback for the author. My reviews are also linked to my Facebook page and Twitter.

All of my literature reviews will contain the following:

  • A rating out of 5 stars
  • Book information
  • Content warnings
  • My review
  • Why I read it
  • If the author has other works