REVIEWS AND REVIEW POLICY
If you like my reviews, thank you!

Please email or use the contact form for any and all book, movie, entertainment and travel-related enquiries, be they for advertorial and promotional posts, media invites, reviews and/or giveaways. Do note that sponsored, promotional and advertorial posts will incur an advertising fee. Giveaways will be hosted on LiyanaLand; any shipping fees or any other costs will not be borne by Liyana or LiyanaLand.

Every request will be handled on a case by case basis. Please note that acceptance does not guarantee a review. This goes for both solicited and unsolicited review copies.

I review a variety of genres, with young adult, crossover, Singaporean, Southeast Asian focused and non-fiction books being some of them. High fantasy and paranormal to dystopian and contemporary romances being others. I do not review ‘issue’ books.

Self-published authors and vanity presses: along with the request, please include the text of the first chapter of your book in the body of the email. No attachments, please.

 


REVIEW RATINGS
Books are rated on two categories: how much I was entertained by it, and how good I thought it was. The latter is based on several factors, including but not limited to

1) whether it conveyed its message convincingly,

2) plot, writing, pacing,

3) setting, worldbuilding,

4) character and relationship development.

The labels will denote the latter rating.

A rating of 8-10 is a recommendation for readers. This does not mean that books with lower ratings are not recommended. I’m all for people reading whatever books they want. What works for me might not work for you, vice versa.

Starred review: Review of a book which has gotten full marks in both categories, but has particular qualities (noted in the review) that far surpass others in its genre. It is a book you should look out for. I fully recommend it. Such reviews will be accompanied by a ‘Rated: Starred‘ label, and denoted with the following image: