Review Policy

The books we review on The Book Owls come from a variety of places: copies we’ve purchased, the library, or copies provided by publishers for review. We do accept copies of books for review on a case-by-case basis, in print or ebook format.

In general, we are interested in:

  • Young adult fiction
  • Middle grade fiction
  • Mysteries and thrillers
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Contemporary or literary fiction
  • Global fiction
  • Popular non-fiction

Please use the Contact Us form if you would like to submit a book for consideration. Reviews will be posted on The Book Owls website alongside a cross-posting on our personal accounts on GoodReads. Reviews may also be shared on other blogs or website depending on the reviewer.

We make an honest attempt to review the books we accept in a timely manner, but we cannot guarantee a review will be posted. We’re primarily interested in starting conversations about books, so you can expect us to be honest and fair in our reviews. Reviews will include our personal opinions, even if we did not like the book.

Rating System

We rate books on a scale of 1-5 stars. Anything receiving 3 stars or above is considered a positive review.

  • 1 – Did not like
  • 2 – Ok
  • 3 – Good
  • 4 – Really good
  • 5 – Amazing

We have occasionally used 0 stars to describe a book we really disliked.


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