About / Review Policy

About Me

Hi, I’m Lisa, a life-long Baltimorean, drinker of tea, lover of cats. I’ve been reading fantasy books as long as I could read and it’s still my favorite genre to read today. About 75-85% of what I read is speculative fiction with other top genres being fomance, historical fiction and mystery.

You can also find me hanging about reddit in the r/fantasy forum as /u/lrich1024 talking about books and answering questions about a yearly challenge I run called r/Fantasy Book Bingo.

You can follow the blog on twitter at @waytoofantasy, or on facebook.

Personal links: twitter: @lrich1024  email: theunicornblues@gmail.com   Goodreads

Review Policy

NOTE: I’m currently closed for all review requests. Thanks!

Sub-genres I Like

The types of fantasy I currently lean toward most are:

  • Urban Fantasy
  • Fantasy of Manners
  • Romantic Fantasy
  • YA Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • Historical Fantasy

I generally do not read much of the following: hard sci-fi, grimdark, sword and sorcery. Please do not send me any review requests regarding epic fantasy books, I tend to be very picky about which of those I read since it takes me longer to read them.

I read a mix of self-published and traditionally published titles.

Contact

I accept both ebooks and print books for review. If I accept your request I can give you the appropriate information for forwarding the book on for review. For requests you can reach me at theunicornblues@gmail.com.

If Your Book is Accepted for Review

I will do my best to get to your book in a timely manner but also understand that I am somewhat of a ‘mood reader’ and I really do have to be in the right frame of mind to pick up a book. I try to set a reading schedule but it isn’t always possible for me to strictly follow it. If your book has an upcoming release date I will try my best to get to it before or around that date. If you have specific requirements regarding the timing of reviews with release dates please let me know in your request.

I will always give my honest opinion of a book. I do try to pick books that I think I will enjoy, so my reviews tend to reflect that, but if I do not like a book I will be honest about why it didn’t work for me. I also keep in mind that not every book is for every reader and just because I didn’t like a particular book doesn’t mean someone else won’t, so I feel like it’s still worth writing a review even if the book wasn’t for me. If I accept your book for review, you will get a review.

Any review that is from a request will state in that review that a book was provided for the purpose of review.

Reviews are posted here on my blog, at goodreads and occasionally on reddit’s r/fantasy community.

Keep in Mind

While I would like to accept every request that comes my way, unfortunately it’s just not possible.

I’m not a paid reviewer and I blog because it’s fun and I enjoy reading and discussing books. Review requests are more likely to be accepted if they are a fit for me as a reader. Thanks again for considering Way Too Fantasy!