Review Guidelines

Mary's Review Policy

Please include in your request:

  • Title, cover, synopsis, and link to your book either Goodreads or Amazon.

  • Target reader audience/age group. (Please note I only review non-religious books written for kids, tweens, and teens with only a few exceptions.)

  • Tell me why you think I would enjoy the book AND why you think it’s a good fit for me.

  • When you need the review done by and whether or not you are flexible about that date.

  • Please make sure to let me know if the book you are requesting a review on is part of a series. If it is a later book, please also provide me with the earlier books in the series so I know where the story fits.

  • I will do a video review upon request if I have a physical copy of the book. If you are interested in this, please mention it in your request.

  • Please note that I accept these book formats: ebooks, Bound Books (Hard or Paper), Arcs/Galleys.

  • Also, I'd love to know where you found me (Melanie Rockett, IndieView, Reedsy, or somewhere else) along with your Twitter handle so we can connect there, too.

What you can expect:

  • You will get an honest and professional 200-300 word review from me prior to your deadline.

  • I will post my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon (and YouTube if you're willing to send a physical copy). If you have other places you'd like me to place a review, please let me know in your request.

  • I will notify you when your review is posted via email with a link.

  • On the very rare occasion that I feel your book is not ready to be reviewed, I will email you back with an explanation of why. I'd rather have you rework something than give you a bad review!

  • I am not compensated for the reviews I write other than the book itself.

  • If you would like to know more about how I approach writing reviews, please see my IndieView Interview here.

Genres I Review:

  • Picture Books

  • J non-fiction

  • Early Readers

  • Middle Grade

  • YA

  • I especially enjoy #ownvoices and stories featuring characters and/or written by people of color