Review Policy

The Canon is open for review requests. However, due to time, I have to be selective about books I review. Please take a moment to look over my archive and review policy before submitting a request to ensure that I’m a good fit for your work. Any requests received that do not follow the guidelines and requests below will be deleted.

I am currently accepting physical or digital (Kindle files only, please) for review in the following genres:

  • Chick lit
  • Fantasy
  • Historical fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Mystery/thriller
  • Romance
  • Young adult (historical/romance/contemporary)


I am not accepting:

– Self-published novels

– Non-fiction

– Horror

Please include the following information in your request:

  • The blurb and release date
  • Any relevant information
  • A requested time frame for review
What to expect if I accept your book for review:

I will reach out to you to discuss timeframe and any other outstanding details. Please note that I will do my best to post my review in a timely manner, but this is not always possible.

I cross-post my reviews on Amazon and GoodReads, but am usually delayed in doing so.

Please note I reserve the right to not post a review of your book should I uncomfortable with the content, etc.

Although I think this goes without saying, but I will never sell an ARC.

Quotes from my reviews may be used for publicity or blurb in the publication. Please credit me by using the blog’s name (The Canon) and the review by linking (when possible).


How do I submit my review request?

thecanonbookblog (at) gmail (dot) com

What to expect if the book isn’t my cup of tea:

Unfortunately, it happens. I reserve the right to post my honest opinion of the book. By submitting a review request, you acknowledge that sending a review copy does not guarantee a good review and the book’s review may be negative. Whether the review is positive or negative, I will always be respectful of your work.

Are you open to other blog feature requests?

Yes, but again, selectively. I am currently open to:

  • Author reviews with authors I am familiar with
  • Guest blogging (depending on the topic and proposed guest blogger)
  • Blog tours, depending on the book


*I am working on a giveaways procedure and plan to be open to giveaways near the end of 2017.

I am currently not accepting:

  • Posting about something I haven’t read
  • Promo blitzs
  • Cover reveals
  • Non-bookish related items/giveaways/tours/etc


Thanks for taking the time to read my review policy and I am thrilled you’re considering me to read your work! I will do my best to respond to eligible review requests in a timely manner.

* inspired by The Perpetual Page Turner’s review policy.