Review Policy

If you’re wondering how to request a book review, you’ve selected the correct menu item!  Here are some guidelines to help you determine whether or not we’d be a good fit.

 

 

1. We review Young Adult and New Adult Literature.  Oh, sure you might see an occasional adult book reviewed on the site, but that’s not the norm. Our preferred genres are: Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal, and Fantasy.

 

2. We consider review requests only from self-published authors with whom we have established relationships.

 

3. We accept both electronic and hard copies of books. Preferred electronic format is .mobi.  Inquire privately for mailing address if you’d like to send a physical copy of the book.

 

4. Our reviews include the following items:

  • Release date / Publisher / Genre / Page Count
  • Links to purchase book: IndieBound, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads summary of the book
  • Rating
  • A short, spoiler-free review that may include much gushing and swooning as well as thoughtful literary commentary.
  • Sometimes a photo or video relating to the book of our own choosing.

 

5. Reviews are posted on the blog, our individual Goodreads profile and Amazon.

 

6. We use Bloglovin’, Facebook and Twitter to promote our reviews.

 

7. We are happy to consider your email request for a review.  Please include a synopsis of the book and a link to author’s website. We will respond to your request within seven days if we’re interested in doing a review of the book. (We try very hard to reply to each review request we receive, but sometimes our schedules just don’t allow us to. Sorry!)

 

Email your requests to jen@fictitiousdelicious.com








RATING SYSTEM

 

You may have noticed that our reviews are rated with a very sophisticated system involving cotton candy. On a stick.  Here you’ll find exactly what each rating means, from the lowly two cotton candy rating to the highly sought 5+ cotton candy with a cherry on top rating. We’ve added some of our favorite book quotes to each rating for further explanation and silliness. Please know that book quotes used were placed where most appropriate and do not reflect our feelings about the book from which they came.
DISCLAIMER: The writer of these ratings had just completed her first reading of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS at time of writing. Side effects had not yet worn off.  They were silly enough for us to want to keep them forever. Or until our next blog re-design, which ever comes first.
 

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5+  The contents of this book will land on your hips and become a permanent part of you.  Vous êtes si belle, ça fait mal parfois.(1)
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 The sugar high of this book will fuel you for months. Votre marque exacte de l’héroïne.(2)
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4.5  Chances are good that you’ll be going back for a second dip in the cotton  candy spinner. S’il vous plaît monsieur, je veux encore plus.(3)
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4  Put this book on a stick, dip it in chocolate and roll it in sprinkles. It’s delicious! La chasse démon vis: vous devriez être clairement écrit cartes Hallmark. (4)
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3.5  This book is like eating that sundae you’ve been craving, but someone forgot to put the peanuts on top.  Assume you really like peanuts in this scenario. Vous savez, le ministre, je suis en désaccord avec Dumbledore sur de nombreux points … mais vous ne pouvez pas nier qu’il a obtenu son style ..(5)
 
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3  This book contains some artificial sweetener that may leave a slightly bitter aftertaste in your mouth.  ce que le fug, jamais? (6)
 
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2.5  We popped this in our month with creamy milk chocolate expectations and got Sour Patch Kids™ instead. Nom français, accent anglais, l’école américaine. Anna confus.(7)

 
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2  Ended up eating all of it, but now we have a tummy ache. Aura, je suis vraiment la patience, mais je ne suis pas un saint sanglante. (8)

 

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FOOTNOTES:  Quotes from: (1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (3) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (4) Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (6) Various books in The Immortal series by Alyson Noel (7) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (8) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

 

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