Policies & Features


Authors/Publishers:
Please click on the picture below to see my review request policy. I am currently not accepting requests from independent publishers and self-published authors, and I'm only accepting books that are Young Adult or New Adult. This is not an Adult book blog and therefore I do not accept requests for adult books.

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I hate to have one, but I want everything to go smoothly and be fair to everyone
  • Fill out the form/Rafflecoptor I will provide
  • Must be 13 years of age or older to enter
  • You can only fill out the form ONCE. Not twice, not three times, not even five times. I've already run into this issue, which is why this rule is in red.
  • I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR DAMAGED GOODS. When the prizes leave my house they are in great condition, and I have no way to keep the post office from accidentally losing your package. If the prize is from an online book website, I will discuss the possibility of ordering another book if I am refunded, and only on a case by case basis.
  • The winner(s) MAY be announced on the blog, and only as soon as all the entries have been accounted for and I have the time to sort them out.
  • The winner(s) will also be e-mailed and have 72 hours from when I e-mail them to reply back with their contact information. If they do not respond within that time, I will choose a new winner.

NOTE: If there's a book you'd like me to review, please let me know. If I'm able to get a copy of it and I have the time, I will do my best. I'm always willing to try new books and I love recommendations. Leave a comment anywhere to let me know! 



This rating means that a book has gone far beyond my expectations. I give these very rarely, and they have been for books such as The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, etc.

This pretty much has to be utter perfection. I like to think I don't give out many 5's because I have high standards, but the truth is I love giving out 5's because that means that I've absolutely fallen in love with it. The characters are three-dimensional, the story line is interesting, and the writing is nearly flawless. 5's involve a lot of quick page turning.


Most of the YA books I review are around this area (3.5-4.5). It means I liked it a lot. There's something unique about it, and the writing is very decent. The story keeps my attention for most of the novel, and the characters are extremely likeable (or unlikeable, depending on the character).


The book was interesting enough to keep my attention, but not in a way where I completely enjoyed it. The writing may have been a little off for me, or the characters undeveloped. If this is a book within a series, I'll likely continue the series from 3's and up.

It wasn't what I was expecting. Sometimes, I get high expectations for a novel, and I'm let down. Again, the book just wasn't for me. 2's are tricky, mostly because I feel if it was this bad for me it should be given a 1, or I was too harsh and should give it a 3. I don't often give 2's.

This means that this one wasn't for me. Either it was a subject I didn't enjoy, or the writing wasn't my kind of style. I'm not saying that it was somehow a horrible book, because everyone touches people differently through their novels. I've only ever given two 1's for a book review.


**I sometimes like add spoilers to my reviews. Spoilers are sometimes important for me. There are certain things I like to get off my chest and those who have read the books, I think, appreciate the spoiler comments.**


These are all of own blog features which I have created. If you would like to use these features on your own blog, please just contact me to let me know you will be doing so.


BUILDING MY BOOKSHELF
This is a meme I've created here at The Reader's Antidote, which was inspired by the meme Dusty Reads from Giselle at .Xpresso Reads and the meme Books to Pine For from Kristi at The Story Siren.

What is Building My Bookshelf you may ask? 

I decided to start this meme to show how I build up my bookshelf! Crazy right? So many layers and only one bookshelf (three technically but who's counting?)! I guess my thoughts were that I'd share what I already have on my shelf and what I plan to put there in the future.

~ Feature two books I have on my shelf but haven't read yet. These have likely gotten noteworthy praise or they just sound like they'd be a great read.

~Feature two books that are on my Wishlist, one that is already released and another that will be released within the next year.

With all the books, I'll give a synopsis, and if they haven't been released then I'll include a publication date.

ARCHIVE:
Building My Bookshelf (4)
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RETIRED FEATURES

Forbidden Friday is a blog feature created here at The Reader's Antidote, with my two features My Poison Pile (see below) and On the Blog This Week. In My Mailbox will now be in a separate post.


ARCHIVE:

Tempt Me Thursday was created here at The Reader's Antidote, and is Teaser Tuesday on sexy YA steroids and then a synopsis of my current read.

ARCHIVE:
Tempt Me Thursday (1)
Tempt Me Thursday (2)
Tempt Me Thursday (3)
Tempt Me Thursday (4)
Tempt Me Thursday (5)
Tempt Me Thursday (6)
Tempt Me Thursday (7)
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Tempt Me Thursday (11)
Tempt Me Thursday (12)
Tempt Me Thursday (13)
Tempt Me Thursday (14)
Tempt Me Thursday (15)
Tempt Me Thursday (16)

This is an exciting new feature where I'm going to talk anything and everything Harry Potter, including the books, movies, and other propaganda. This was brought on by my obsession with the series, and I know there are those of you out there who are just as obsessed if not more obsessed than I am.

WARNING!
These posts will have spoilers. There's really no reason you shouldn't know everything that's gone on in all 7 books/movies, but I still feel obligated to inform you that I'm going to hold nothing back.


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Disclaimer

According to FTC guidelines, I'm obligated to share with you that all of the books that I review on my blog are either purchased by me or given to me by an author/publisher. All of the opinions expressed in my reviews are mine and I do not receive any sort of monetary goods for writing either good or bad reviews.