Review Policy

If you would like to submit your book for review to either Ellie or Imi, please read their preferences below and direct your email to one or both of us.

If review requests do not feature one or both of our names, we will ignore it.

How to request a review from beyondabookshelf.co.uk

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Book title and author-name
  • Length of book
  • Format of review copy being offered (uncorrected proof, eARC, ebook, paperback, etc.)
  • Genre
  • Short summary of why we specifically would like to read it

By accepting to review your book, we will aim to read and review it as soon as possible following receipt of the text. Please be aware that there is a chance that we will not enjoy your book and due to our commitment to writing honest reviews, this will be evidenced. By submitting your novel for review, you will accept whatever subjective opinion we form based on your writing.

Imi’s review copy preferences

Some of Imi’s favourite books of late have been The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon; One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston; Darling and The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum; The Brown Sisters trilogy by Talia Hibbert and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faisal. She reads widely, but own voices and queer stories are more likely to excite her.

Age

  • Middle Grade
  • Young Adult
  • New Adult
  • Adult

Genre

  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Contemporary

Wishlist

  • Queer, esp. bisexual rep
  • Own voices
  • Pirates
  • Female friendships

Imi does not currently accept eARCs or ebook review copies as she is prioritising her physical TBR. Please do not send review requests for these as she will not respond.

Imi is currently closed for review requests. Please check back soon for when they will reopen.


Ellie’s review copy preferences

Some of Ellie’s favourite books of late have been The Poppy War trilogy by R.F. Kuang, the Daevabad trilogy by S.K. Chakraborty and Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. She falls in love with blurbs rather than genre, and as a result will read anything and everything if the premise grabs her attention. That said, she does love reading and uplifting #ownvoices novels, as well as novels that feature queer characters. She also loves the gothic, anything historical, dark fantasy, books with woodsy settings, and always appreciates a good standalone.

Age

  • All (generally Middle Grade all the way to Adult)

Genre

  • Gothic
  • Historical
  • Fantasy (High and Low)
  • Sci-Fi (incl. Space Opera & Dystopia)
  • Contemporary
  • Mysteries / Thrillers

Wishlist

  • Retellings
  • LGBTQ+
  • Diverse / own voices
  • Morally grey characters / themes

Ellie does not generally read eArcs (unfortunately, reading from a screen for an extended period of time gives her a whopping headache), however, physical ARCs are always appreciated! 

Ellie is closed for review requests until she has wrangled her out-of-control TBR. Please check back soon for when they will reopen.