Review Policy

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Blogging with Dragons reviews books, video games, and geeky shows or K-dramas. The primary genre of books read and reviewed are  fantasy and science fiction, however, others, such as horror, romance, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and other works of fiction are also accepted for review on individual basis. No requests will be accepted for nonfiction works.


All of the reviews on the website are the honest opinion of me, Kate, the blogger. As such, all requests for reviews should be made to kate ( @ ) bloggingwithdragons (.) com


Please read the following review policy before making any review requests. Thank you!


Rating System

All reviews are rated on five-star basis :

  •  5 Stars – I absolutely loved this and it is now one of my all time favorites. It was perfection..
  •  4 Stars – I really, really liked this, but it wasn’t the greatest thing ever. It was missing something or could have done something better.
  •  3 Stars –  It was good—I liked it.
  •  2 Stars – Not the worst ever, but certainly not the best either. I may have struggled a bit to get through it.
  •  1 Stars – I lost interest, did not finish, or even disliked it. I would not recommend it.

*Occasionally, books are rated with a half star, simply meaning that it fell in between the two numbers of stars.


All reviews are posted on my blog and cross posted on Goodreads and Storygraph, with links to the reviews on other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook. I am happy to post on Barnes and Noble, as well as Amazon, if requested.


ARC Requests

All books are considered for review on an individual basis. To increase your chances of acceptance, please provide as much information about the book as possible and/or a preview of said book.


    •  Please be aware that no guarantees are made for a positive review, as my reviews will always reflect my honest opinion, whether they are positive, negative, or somewhere in between.
    •  I cannot promise that I will review a book within a certain amount of time. I am a fairly fast reader, but I have a ton of books to read. I want to ensure my reviews remain quality by taking the proper amount of time on them and not rushing to post a review.
    •  I do not read and review books in a series out of order, so please don’t ask me to review a new novel in a series unless you are willing to send the previous entries in the series as well.
    •  In cases where I do post a DNF (did not finish) review, I will have sampled at least 100 pages or more of the book before doing so.
    • I accept both physical and digital copies of books, but they must be compatible with my e-reader, a Kindle. That means I only accept MOBI or PDF formats.


Please note that while I always try to personally respond to all email review requests, life gets in the way sometimes, and assume if you have not heard back from me within a reasonable amount of time, such as five business days, that I am not able to review your book.

If I do receive an ARC, it will be marked with the following FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from [Source] in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.



If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or something that is not addressed in it, please don’t hesitate to contact me! At this time, book review requests are closed due to the sheer volume of books I already need to read and review. Thank you!