Grey Reads // Review Requests

Here is where you can send me review requests!

I am open to review requests, however, at this point I’m pretty good at determining what book is my kind of book so if I choose not to read a review request, please know that it’s not personal. I don’t want to waste my time or yours but agreeing to read a book I know I won’t enjoy.

Before making a request, I highly suggest reading some of the reviews I already have posted so that you can get a feel for my review style as it might not work for everyone.

If you don’t want a negative review, don’t send a request because my reviews will always be honest and you might not like what I have to say.

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To help you determine if I’m the right fit for your book please read my preferences, listed below.

Genres I Prefer

MG

⛈️ Fantasy

YA

⛈️ Fantasy
⛈️ Thriller/Suspense
⛈️ Mystery
⛈️ Horror
⛈️ Contemporary

Adult/NA

⛈️ Thrillers/Suspense
⛈️ Mystery
⛈️ Contemporary

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Genres I Might Accept 

YA

⛈️ Sci-fi
⛈️ Romance
⛈️ Graphic Novels

Adult/NA

⛈️ Fantasy
⛈️ Sci-fi
⛈️ Graphic Novels
⛈️ Romance

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Themes & Representation I Enjoy

⛈️ Narratives Around Trauma & Abuse
⛈️ Mental Illness
⛈️ Addiction
⛈️ Chronic Illness/Chronic Pain

⛈️ LGBTQIAP+
⛈️ Queer
⛈️ Bisexual
⛈️ Pansexual
⛈️ Sapphic/WLW

⛈️ Working class

⛈️ Morally Grey Characters

⛈️ Character Driven Narratives

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My General Book Vibes

⛈️ Fave Type of Character: morally grey characters, if a character is a broken asshole, who I would have no time for IRL, I probably love them

⛈️ Plot or World or Characters: character-driven books every time

⛈️ Tropes I Hate: love fixes everything, the ‘swoon-worthy’ but actually abusive love interest, I’m Not Like Other Girls™

⛈️ Tropes I Love: enemies to friends to lovers, sharp girls and soft boys, Full-Time Mess™ doing their best, cross-dressing girls with knives

⛈️ Here For It: pirates, witches, spies, hackers, Vikings

⛈️ Miss Me With That Shit: homophobia, sexism, racism, transphobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, ableism, incest, pedophilia, bury your gays, adding to mental illness stigma

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My Rating System

5 Clouds

★★★★★: Fucking loved it! Need more now!4 Clouds

★★★★: I really enjoyed it, would rec.3 Clouds

★★★: Eh, I liked it but didn’t love it, probably wouldn’t read again might rec to the right person.2 Clouds
★★: Yeah, nah, mate. I did not like it. Might have DNF’d.1 Clouds

★: Throw it in the fucking trash. I probably DNF’d it.

I also use half ratings too but they can be a bit more fickle and hard to pin down.

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Make Your Request Here

I try to always include accurate representation and content warnings in my reviews. So I would appreciate it if you included those in your request.

I do tend to swear in my reviews. If you don’t like that it’s probably best to find a different reviewer. However if you you give me a reason why you don’t me swearing in the review, I’ll consider it.

All reviews will be posted on blog and Goodreads.

Keep in mind, I have a Chronic Illness which means I might not always be able to meet your deadlines. My health always comes first.

Once you have submitted all the required information, I will review your request and decide if;

  1. I have the time to read it
  2. It fits my reading interests

I’ll respond to all requests via email.

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Bonus!

If I really love your book I might provide a song I think goes with it, a photo (if hard copy is provided) I have taken personally, and I might even create some quote graphics and/or a mood-board!

All of which you are free to use also!

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Thank you for your request!

I really appreciate it and will be in touch!

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