Accepting Book Reviews

Crystal’s Random Thoughts is gladly accept books for review in a wide range of genres, please see below, and I prefer to review books in e-books format as long as they are available for reading on the Kindle or PDF.


If your book falls into one of the categories below, Please email me at and include the following:

If I accept your novel for review, it does not guarantee that I will post a review or that the review will be positive. I can guarantee that I will give my honest thoughts and opinions on the book that are from my perspective. If I choose not to do a book review, I will give it to someone else that I know will enjoy it and talk about it. I will do my best to remain respectful toward the author regarding my thoughts about the book and I ask for the same courtesy in return.


Note: Please be mindful that I am integrating book reviews into my personal reading schedule (i.e. books that I have purchased) and that I may not be able to review your book immediately.



Since I purchase 100% of the books I review ARC’s are not required for a review but if you send an ARC it is much appreciated. I do not sell ARC that is given to me but I may give them away during a Giveaway promoted on my site.


Preferred Book Genres

Genres I Do Not Review

About My Review Post:

My reviews typically range from 10-1000 words in length. Generally, I prefer to talk about the story within the review by pointing out elements that I particularly enjoyed. I do write a very brief overview of the story in the beginning of the review to familiarize the reader with the overall plot, but the bulk of the information is written with my opinions about the book. Reviews are posted on Crystal’s Random Thoughts and then Goodreads, Facebook, Barnes and Noble and Amazon, Smashwords, Book Depository and any other site requested by the author or publisher a few days later.


What You May See In A Review

Each review will have some or all the following components:

Contact Information:

If you are interested in having your book reviewed on Crystal’s Random Thoughts, please email at, if you are confident that your book fits in with my genres.



If you would like me to host a giveaway of the book when I post the review, please indicate so when you send me the book. Please let me know how many copies that you’d like to giveaway.



All of my published material is under copyright. Therefore, I appreciate you contacting me prior to replication of any written material in my website.


FTC Disclosure:

 I would like my readers to know that some of the books I review on my site are provided to me for free by the publisher, editor, blog/book tour organizer or author of the book.  The books are sent to me for an honest review, therefore my review post may be positive or negative.  I do not receive monetary compensation for writing a review. I will make known in such reviews if I received the book for free.  If you have any questions, please contact me at



I am an, Barnes and Nobles, Smashwords, iTunes, Book Depository and Booksfree affiliate and I receive a small commission if you click through my affiliate links and make any purchase on their website.


Thank you for taking the time to read this policy, and I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at