Review Policies

Creature from the Book Lagoon is happy to help review books for small or large press releases.

My book habits here.  This link takes a look at my Goodreads habits and turns them in to statistics. It gives you an idea of what kind of reader / reviewer I am.

What I will accept:

  • All horror types, including poetry, kids books or YA
  • Mysteries, including pulp and cozy
  • Graphic novels
  • History (depending on the topic)
  • Science (depending on the topic)
  • Animal related books, including land, sea, air, insects, prehistoric, etc.
  • Nature related books, including weather, geology, water, land, etc.

Maybe accept (depending on theme):

  • Urban fantasy
  • Sci-fi

What I will not accept:

  • religious (and that goes for all religions)
  • romance / erotic
  • politics, fiction or non-fiction
  • Epic fantasy or sci fi
  • non-horror themed poetry
  • Animal death
  • Self-help

If your book is in a theme I haven’t listed, it never hurts to ask me!  I make exceptions if I think the book might be a good fit for me.  Just send me info about your book and I will get back to you.

I have a Kindle and I am more then happy using that to review most of the books.  Of course, if you would rather send me a physical copy instead of Kindle copy, that is acceptable as well.  If it is a graphic novel or book that features a lot of images, I would prefer having a physical copy.   I also prefer having a physical copy for history and science related books because I do a lot of flipping back and forth and that is a real pain with a Kindle.

If you have a deadline in mind, such as a release date, please give me the book at least 2 months in advance.  I try to read as quick as I can and as much as I can, but sadly I only have so much time and way too many books.  I have a list of books I’m reviewing for publishers and authors and I do try to get to them in a timely manner.   I will opt out of reviewing the book if it turned out not to be a good fit for me.  I would rather not review it then give it an unfair review.

Along with posting the review on my blog, I also post on Goodreads and amazon, as well as Netgalley if the book came from there.  I am more then happy to post a review in other locations if you have somewhere else in mind, just let me know.

I give honest reviews. I do not like to lie and give false ratings. If a book gets a lower rating from me, I try my best to give constructive criticism and pros and cons.  I would much rather like to help out authors and publishers instead of ripping a book apart or being mean  or lying and saying it was great when it isn’t.

::Request a Review::

To request a review, just fill out the following form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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