Review Policy


I reserve the right to review any books that I like, and to choose not to accept reviews for books that don’t sound appealing to me or that I don’t have time for. Reviews are guaranteed to be shared on my Facebook page, Twitter and Goodreads. Reviews will also be shared on Amazon or Barnes and Noble depending on where I’ve bought the book.

If you’re pitching, I’m willing to read for ages from middle grades up. I like some romance, I love fantasy and contemporary fiction, and I adore female heroines and narrators. I do not read anything that could be defined as “gritty” or a thriller. I don’t like them. Please don’t pitch them to me. 

I will accept e-galleys in epub or mobi formats. No PDF files will be accepted. 

Please contact me at contact@candidceillie.com with a summary, book cover, and any other information you’d like me to know about the book you’d like me to review. I’m also willing to do author interviews, giveaways, and discussions, as long as I enjoyed the book. I shouldn’t have to say this, but use my name and spell it correctly in your email. 

If I cannot finish the book, due to just not caring about the plot, I will not review it and I will email you. If it is a content issue due to being problematic, I may choose to review it. I will mark it as a DNF on Goodreads in both cases. For indie books, I will not review DNF books, in order to avoid sinking a book simply because I didn’t like it. 

Rating Policy

Rating Policy

I rate books on this blog with fox emojis! You will notice that each emoji portrays a different emotion – this is due to the different emotions a book leaves me with.

Disclosure Policy

I review a lot of books from Edelweiss and Netgalley. I also review independently published books. Any book I did not purchase or get gifted, I will note with a line beneath the summary of the book.

I have signed up to be an affiliate with Indiebound, Amazon The Ripped Bodice and The Book Depository, so all links to those sites will be affiliate ones.

If you buy something through those links, I will make a small amount of money on that sale, but it will not add any to the cost of your product. It comes out of the company’s profits.

I also run ads through adsense – please report any ads that you see that are offensive!

Sponsored Posts Policy

If you think that you or a company you represent would be a good fit for this site, email me with information about the site and the rate that you are willing to pay. Sponsored post slots begin at $50 per post and will be marked as sponsored, as required by the FTC.