What you can expect from my blog and book reviews:
This blog has been created for me to chronicle the books that I read. As I read a book, I will write up my thoughts and feelings about it (i.e. my "review") and give it an overall rating score between 1 and 5 stars. I do realize that every book written is fueled by love by the author that took the time and energy to write it. It is for that reason that I state here that these reviews are solely my opinion, and are in no way a reflection of the author them self. I do not write poor "reviews" to be mean. All books will not appeal to all people.
My preferred genre of books is YA or NA fiction - specifically paranormal, fantasy, contemporary, romance, dystopian, apocalyptic, and science fiction. I do enjoy some adult fiction books in these genres as well.
I will include in all of my reviews the following information: the cover art, author name, publisher name if applicable, a brief summary of the novel from Goodreads, my own thoughts about the book, a numbered rating, links to both Goodreads and Amazon, and publication dates. My reviews will also be posted on Goodreads and a link to each review will be posted on my social media accounts, such as: Bloglovin', Twitter and Facebook.
NEW TO MY RATING SYSTEM AS OF 1/22/2015 and explanation of star ratings used:
Language Rating: 0-3 (none, light, medium, heavy)
Mature/Graphic Content: 0-3 (none, light, medium, heavy)
Overall *: Strong dislike. Or DNF.
Overall **: Less than good...painful to read at times.
Overall ***: Good book, but it irritated me one too many times.
Overal ****: Really, really enjoyed it!
Overall *****: Loved and obsessed over every page!
Lastly, I am not a real "wordy" kind of person. So my "reviews" are usually short and sweet (or not so sweet as some may be) and to the point. I really don't see the point of rewriting my own synopsis when Goodreads does a fabulous job of that already so don't expect to see a lengthy synopsis on my reviews. I will generally have a short one.
To quote from a book, "I'm not an endless well of descriptive words..." Existence #1 by Abbi Glines, describes perfectly my review writing style. I'm not going to use beautiful language to describe my thoughts on books. It'll be honest, and it'll be simple.
For any review requests, please contact me at hollyraeharris(at)gmail(dot)com. I reserve the right to decline any requests without an explanation given and there may be times I am not able to respond to all requests. If I am interested I WILL respond. If I accept your book for review I do not promise a review by a certain date, but please know I will eventually get to it. UPDATE January 2016 - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: At this time I am only seriously considering review requests from authors I have already read and worked with in the past. Thanks so much!