Review Policy

Rating Policy:
All my reviews are my own thoughts and opinions. Regardless of buying the book with my own money, receiving a discount or getting a free copy. I take pride in my reviews because I have shed blood, sweat and tears putting it together. Well, I definitely have shed tears and time (lots of time). I won’t lie, I tend to give a book a higher rating than what is probably called for (5 stars is just so exciting). I can’t help my emotions ok!
I review the book based on the following topics:
Writing: How well is the book written? Did the author pull me in from the beginning? Was there anything unique about the writing style?
Plot: Did the story make sense? Were there any gaps? How well did it flow (beginning to end)?
Romance: Was there romance? Was it forced? Was there a connection? Did it make sense?
Reading Level: Was the book easy to read? Understand? Did I have to go back and re-read to understand the plot?
Ending: Did the ending work? Were there story lines unfinished?
★★★★★

  • Nothing was missing and it all flowed really well
  • I loved the book!
  • I will re-read it
  • I will recommend it to anyone (regardless of genre)

★★★★

  • Something small was missing
  • Wasn’t my absolute favorite book but I still really enjoyed it
  • I will re-read it at some point in the future
  • I will recommend it to those who enjoy the genre

★★★

  • It’s easily forgettable
  • It was an average book
  • I probably won’t re-read it
  • I probably won’t recommend it to anyone

★★

  • Something major was missing or the plot didn’t make sense
  • I had a hard time finishing it
  • I won’t re-read it
  • I won’t recommend it to anyone

  • The writing was poor or the plot didn’t work
  • I didn’t finish it
  • I won’t try to finish it
  • I won’t recommend it to anyone

Review Policy:
I am currently accepting books to review. I will accept Kindle, PDF or Physical copies. My preferred choice would be a physical copy of the book but I know that is not always an option so I will take an ebook format.
The genres I will accept are Fiction, YA, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian or Paranormal. If you would like me to review something outside of those genres I will read the excerpt and if it is something I think I would be interested in I will try and review it for you. However, life is to short to read something you don’t like so I will not try and force myself to finish it if I can’t get through the first couple chapters. Besides, you would probably prefer someone who enjoys the genre of your book to give a review.
I am taking reviews on a first come first serve basis. No exceptions.
I stated above I usually rate high but I will NOT guarantee a 5 star review. My reviews are my honest opinions. If I love the book I will rate it accordingly. If I did not then I will rate it and give constructive criticism.
If I cannot finish a book (for any reason) I will contact you and let you know the reason and I’ll provide any feedback I can give.
I will post my review on here (my blog), Amazon, Goodreads and anywhere else you would like it posted. I connect all my blog posts through Twitter so the review will also go through there. If possible I will connect with you as well.
Ways to get ahold of me:
Blog: http://www.dolewhipandbooks.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/acmatel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dolewhipandbooks/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/80309630-anna
Email: annacmatel@gmail.com