Book review policy

A pair of burgundy boots rest on a bookshelf of fantasy novels

50 Book ReviewsAll book reviews by @imyril.

80%A guide to how I rate reviews can be found here.

Reviews PublishedAll reviews are my honest opinion, and books received for review will be clearly flagged as such. I am happy to offer space for guest posts, giveaways, cover reveals and interviews to authors / agents / publishers with whom I have an established relationship (where I have reviewed the author’s work previously or I regularly review for your imprint).

Am I right for your book?

I only accept adult speculative fiction, scifi and fantasy for review (yes, I read and occasionally request more broadly, but very, very selectively). I will not accept self-published novels or YA titles at this time.

I am not a fan of male-dominated, grimdark, military, comedic, and/or primarily romantic narratives. Romantic subplots – especially LGBTQIA – are welcome. As a rule, I seek out narratives that acknowledge a range of genders, ethnicities, sexualities, dis/abilities and indeed races (non-humans, hurray!) – but if your only marginalised characters are villains or victims, I may not be kind about the world-building.

I reserve the right not to review books. My reviews are always my honest opinion and may include critical comments; but negative reviews will sometimes be deprioritised in favour of channelling my energy into reviewing titles I loved and recommend.

Want to contact me?

Please email me at imyril at onemore dot org if you would like me to review your work, providing a synopsis or link to more information. Please be specific if you require a review within a certain period. I will get back to you as soon as I can to confirm my interest/availability.