My policy is here

I can't wait to hear from you!

Also if you're a YA author and are interested in being involved with an Indie August event I'm planning please email me!!

I need books to review and give away! I also want some of you lovely people to interview!!

Char :)

Review Policy

If you're wondering what my review policy is you're in the right place. 

First of all:

  • All books I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from my library by me or gifted to me, unless otherwise stated.

  • Sure I'll review your book. Contact me on the above e-mail address.

  • All my reviews are honest, if you aren't happy with my review, it's tough because that's what I thought.

Books I'm willing to consider for review:

I mainly read YA so you're most likely to hear from me if you have a YA book that you'd like reviewing. I'm not fussy about the genre. 

I sometimes read adult books. If you have an adult book and you think it might be something I'll be interested in let me know: 

Adult books I read are:

Mystery/crime/murder type things

I won't be accepting memoirs about broken childhoods because I have serious issues with those. HOWEVER: I MAY be interested in memoirs about animals. I love animals. It's a long shot though, and I'm more likely to if it's cats or dogs.

If you're sending me anything about romance please don't send a request for erotica. I'm not sure I have the target audience for you. 

Please send the blurb for your book in your email otherwise I won't even CONSIDER reading it. I don't have time to trawl through websites, I'm sorry, but I look after my ill mum.

Do you have something you'd like to promote?

Well, I'd love to help you promote your book. If you have a cover you'd like revealing or maybe you'd like an interview so people can get to know you, you can email me. My address is further up the page. I'm sure we can work something out. 

Need More Reasons to Ask Me?

Really? My awesomeness isn't enough? Well okay then, I'm working on getting some testimonials from authors who I've already reviewed for. Just so you know what you're letting yourself in for

"Char reviewed my YA novel, Tethers for From the Shadows I Review in March 2013. I originally contacted her with my review request via Twitter and she replied both politely and very quickly. I sent over a PDF and she completed a full review in a timely fashion. The review was 100% honest, which I appreciated, and promoted across a number of social networks. I was thrilled with Char’s efforts and would happily recommend her to any author looking for an honest review.

Jack Croxall"

Review of Tethers

“Char is a brilliant reviewer. She writes well-thought-out, honest, fair reviews that really make you think. I would trust her book recommendations any day and I’m absolutely honoured to have my book reviewed by her too. She’s made me very happy and given me some very valuable advice.”

Jaimie Admans - Author of Afterlife Academy 

"The thing I love about Char’s reviews is that she always able to pinpoint specifics.  I’ve come across many reviews like ‘I didn’t like it’ or ‘it was just not my thing’.  Which is all very well when you’re talking to your friends in the coffee shop, but when people are coming to your blog or review page to help make an informed decision about what to read next, it’s not really helpful.  Each of Char’s reviews is thorough and she breaks it down into very specific aspects, which is great and shows that even if she hasn’t particularly liked a book, she’s still given it a great deal of thought.  I like the way she includes thoughts on the cover, blurb and pricing.  An author could do a lot worse than take some of these musings on board too.  I appreciate her honesty.  If she doesn’t like something, she says so.  That honesty gives her good reviews integrity.  It’s easy to give blanket ratings out to be nice or keep people onside, but if you keep doing it, readers are quickly going to discover that there is no value in any of your reviews."

Sharon Sant - Author of Sky Song, The Young Moon & Not of Our Sky


I'm glad that you've taken the time to visit From the Shadows I Review and are considering me for whatever you're considering me for. 

If you're just reading this for no reason then HI! 

Oh and just in case you don't want to scroll up the page for my email address it's:

You can also tweet me, I'm @CharmaineElaine 

Or you can find me on Goodreads here.



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