Friday, June 11, 2010

Lions and Men Review Policy

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What I Will Review: I am predominantly interested in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. I may, however, consider other genres such as historical fiction and literary fiction.  I will not accept offers to review an ebook.

Where I Will Post Reviews: All reviews that I write are posted on Lions and Men and  I will also post links to these reviews on and

Time Frame for Reviews: As I am currently enrolled full time in graduate school, it is unlikely that I will be able to conform to any sort of time line. I read in my free time, and post reviews upon completion of a book.

My Reviews: My reviews include a quick summary of the book in question with the goal of setting up content to discuss later on. I will do everything in my power to avoid spoilers. The review section of the post includes my honest opinion of the book. It will asses writing style as well as content.

Recent reviews invariably include a photo of the cover of the book, a link to the author’s website (if applicable), and a link to the book on Please note that I am NOT an Amazon affiliate, and only link to Amazon to serve as a starting point for readers to research the book.

Rating Criteria: Books will be rated on a scale of 1 to 5. I reserve the right to split ratings into .5’s, .25’s and .125’s as I see fit. The numeric rating vaguely represents:
  • 1: Not recommended.
  • 2: Many things missing or sub-par.
  • 3: Decent. Some elements may have been disappointing.  May or may not be worth reading depending on your tastes
  • 4: Well written and worth reading.  Recommended
  • 5: Excellent book. Strongly recommended.  Worth picking up and reading again (something I rarely do).
Other Opportunities: I also love to participate in other events such as blog tours, author interviews, and author guest posts.