About book reviews

I’ve been reading books for most of my life, falling in love with the fantastical worlds of Roald Dahl and the adventures created by as a child. As I grew older I continued to excel in English Literature and Language gaining both GCSE and A-Levels in both subjects. When I went to University for the first time it was to study of Art, not Literature, however, the course at the University of Leeds is based on critical thinking and philosophy of art. When I returned to University for a second time, this time to study English Literature, I found many of the subjects I’d previously studied for art crossing over for literature.

When you pick me to your book you’re not just getting someone who loves what they do and wants to help support , you’re also getting someone with a background in critical theory. Someone who can connect the dots and piece together those clever little pieces you put together beneath the surface of your writing. I don’t write critical essays on books; I did enough of those during my time studying! I just like to add extra depth to my reviews and let your work shine that bit brighter. I completed my English Literature degree with a creative writing so I also have experience when it comes to writing. If you’re curious about what courses I studied you can read a full list here.

What genres I review

This is a list of the genres I am interested in reviewing. It is a complete list and if it is not listed I am most likely not going to review it. If you think I might be interested then you are welcome to try your luck, however, please do not approach me with a book that is clearly nothing like any of these genres. If it’s not listed here (i.e. crime) then I am not going to review it.

I read or adult fiction, and I’m happy to read anthologies, novellas or full novels. I will not read short stories or plays. I also can’t start mid-series. If you’re got a new book out and it’s the 2nd or 3rd book in a series I’m happy to review it, however, I need to read the previous book/s first. I’m happy to work something out with you and offer mini-reviews for the previous books, but they will need to get read first 🙂

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural
  • Horror
  • Dystopian
  • British based fantasy or urban fantasy (London or Scotland are a massive bonus!)
  • Fey
  • Myths and folklore
  • Superheroes 
  • Fantasy libraries
  • Books of any genre that have a main character that is disabled (disabled, not terminally ill).

Comics & Graphic Novels

I don’t just review books, I also love comics too! I do not read manga, otherwise pretty much any of the same genres as fiction.

Non-Fiction

I primarily read fiction although there are some very specific non-fiction subjects that I am interested in:

  • Books about ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Books about joint hypermobility syndrome/s and/or Ehlers Danos Syndrome (EDS)
  • Books about Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS)
  • Books about living with chronic illnesses by people with chronic illnesses
  • Pop and/or Video Game topics (not game guides or gambling related)
  • Books about Paganism, especially
  • Bibliographies by disabled people
  • Books about Mindfulness (not , mindfulness)
  • Scottish Geneology
  • Irish Geneology

Request a review

If you are interested in getting your book reviewed please check to see when I will have an opening available by visiting my review schedule. There you can find further details about contacting me to request a book review.

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