Book Review Policy

I do accept books from both publishers and authors for review and posting.

What I Enjoy Reading & Reviewing

  • Fiction (General)
  • YA Fiction (Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Fantasy)
  • Graphic Novels / Comics
  • Psychological Thrillers
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Humor/Comedy
  • Memoirs (occasionally)
  • Biographies (occasionally)

What I Have To Turn Down

  • Harlequin-Type Romance Novels
  • Political/History
  • Erotica
  • Poetry
  • Self-Published Books (some exceptions will be made)
  • Books over 500 pages in length (some exceptions will be made)
  • A great way to gauge if your book is a good fit for me is to click HERE to see a list of my published reviews

What You May Expect After You Send the Book

All published reviews will reflect my PERSONAL opinions. Honesty is a key element to my reviews and I shall remain true to myself and my beliefs. I will NEVER post comments that are rude or that insult the hard work of the author.

I will NOT sell or giveaway my ARC copies.

All review copies will be reviewed as soon as possible while integrated into my personal reading schedule (i.e. books that I have purchased for review). I will attempt to contact you when the book review is scheduled to post and provide the link.

I will post a duplicate copy of my review on Goodreads and/or unless stated otherwise.

What Can You Expect To See In The Review

Each review will have the following components:

  • Photo of the Book Cover
  • Title
  • Author Name
  • Publisher
  • Genre
  • Page Count
  • ISBN
  • Author’s Website
  • Link to for purchase
  • Link to Goodreads page
  • Release Date, if applicable
  • Summary of the Book
  • My Personal Review of the Book
  • A Rating on a 1-5 Scale

If there are interesting movie-tie-ins, video book promotions, or other interesting web media available for the book, that may be included, as well.

What I Need From You

If you would like me to host a giveaway of the book when I post the review, please indicate so when you send me the book. Please let me know how many copies that you’d like to giveaway.


All of my published material is under copyright. Therefore, I appreciate you contacting me prior to replication of any written material in my website.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact me at

Best Regards,

Maria Casacalenda (Big City Bookworm)


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