Policies


Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please read all of my policies before trying to send me anything or contacting me about the way I run my blog.

In General
I read published books, ARC's, and the occasional Figment book. The Figment books I read are usually completed novels written by young adult writers on a teen writing website. I rarely read a book that I won't like, but when I do, you must understand that it's my honest opinion, not a fact or law or some unchangeable force of nature that doesn't like a book. It's not a personal vendetta, and you shouldn't take it as such.

Review Policy
I review three genre's of books. Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult. I may read Literature Classics and some of the milder Adult books in my free time but I only review Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult on my blog. My constants are Young Adult/New Adult contemporary romance and Young Adult paranormal romance. My blog is a mostly New Adult review blog at the moment. Romance, action, and a paranormal creature or two usually make up my favorite books. No erotic or adult content is allowed on my blog. It's geared towards young adults and college kids.

Disclaimer
I am not a professional book reviewer. I enjoy reading and reviewing books on my own time and of my own will. Everything I do on this blog I do because I enjoy doing it. I am in no way affiliate with any author, publisher or agent. I do not get paid to review books. Statements and opinions expressed in reviews, discussions, and other posts on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated. Authors, Publishers and Tour guides may send me an ARC or finished copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All reviews will state the source. Opinions shared by others in comments may not reflect my own. I reserve the right to moderate comments. Purchases made through Amazon buy links help to support this blogs giveaways.
**Source of books is added as of July 16th 2014. Please be patient while I go back through my reviews and add the source. Thank you**

Disclosure of Affiliate Links
Amazon links on The Kooky Bookworm are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Reviewing Order
You can see on my page Upcoming the reviews I have planned and other book related events.

Posting Reviews
I always post my book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. If it's a Figment book then I will post it on my blog and on the book's review section on Figment. I'm am in process of adding my reviews to Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well. With books that haven't been released yet that can be tricky and it can often slip my mind. I always appreciate an email or tweet or comment or whatever reminding me. It's no bother.

Posting Schedule
You will see when all of my reviews are going to be posted by going to my Upcoming page. You will also see release dates, cover reveals, blog tours, the works.

Authors and Publishers
I do accept ARC's, to-be published books, and just regular old books looking for a review (within Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult genre's). If I don't like you're book(s), it is a matter of opinion, and you shouldn't take it to heart. Please do not send me a book that is in the middle of a series unless you plan on sending me the books that come before that one or unless the book can be read as a standalone.

Book Formats
Print or Kindle edition is preferred.

Review Requests
You can find my review requests form on my Contact Me page. I require the title of the book, the author's name, the genre, the book format, your name, your email, and your website (the last one is optional). Please try to answer this truthfully and to the best of your ability. Thank you.

Rating System
The normal five-star rating system, just a little jazzed up. Five stars is Kooky Overload, otherwise known to regular people as AM-A-ZING. Four stars is Wild, meaning it was pretty awesome. Three stars is Quirky, meaning I liked it, but it wasn't anything really special. Two stars is Peculiar, which means I didn't really like it that much. And one star (which I very rarely use) is Sane, which means that the book was just not for me in any way.

Kooky Overload
Wild
Quirky
Peculiar
Sane

Book Badges
I think these explain themselves :)

   
    


Figment Reviews
Figment is a website for teen writers (usually Young Adult writers). I offer to read and review books by Figment authors in sub genre's that I like. These books are free and online. The Figment website is open to all writers thirteen and older. I use the same rating system for Figment books as I do for normal books. I post the review of the book on Figment and on my blog. I tend to be a little more lenient in my reviews towards Figment writers because most are uncompleted so if there are a few errors I don't mind. If errors bother you then leave a comment and ask if there were a lot of errors in the Figment book and I'll be happy to reply. Some Figment books are absolutely fantastic, and I wouldn't turn my nose up at them because they can be better than a lot of published books are.
FIGMENT BOOKS ARE NOT BEING REVIEWED ON TKB AT THE PRESENT TIME



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