About Me & Contact

My name is Evelina and I am a book blogger and reviewer. Let’s get the boring out of the way – I’m in my 30s, I work as a digital marketer. In my spare time, I work on this blog. In the past, I have been part of a lot of communities to help out new book bloggers, but right now, as time has become more limited, I’m just a reader and occasional blogger.

About review copies and my availability:

I am generally not open to review copy requests now, but do try your luck and message me. Very occasionally, I’ll accept a review copy! I still do request on NetGalley and Edelweiss sometimes too, but I try to limit myself. I am most likely to accept middle grade books, books without violence, some nonfiction.

The way I review now is this:

  1. If I do not respond to your review request, I apologize (and it probably means a no.) I read them all, but I’ve lately stopped replying to the ones I don’t accept. There can be so many, and it’s awkward! But please know that I appreciate you sending me a request, so THANK YOU!
  2. If I liked the book, Goodreads reviews will be submitted, but a blog review may not;
  3. Some books may get featured on my Instagram(copies with a color cover in the epub file are more likely to get featured)
  4. I am unable to post to Amazon currently due to their “spend x amount a month” rule for reviewers.
  5. I post a review on the blog if the book has been stellar or otherwise caught my attention – needed support or had an important, relevant topic, or just was close to my heart. Most of the time these books will have a star rating above 4. Sometimes I don’t post on the blog even for 5 star books because I am too busy, too tired or have a personal reason.
  6. IF I ACCEPTED YOUR BOOK, IT MAY NOT GET REVIEWED ON THE BLOG. Time is limited. Life is short.
  7. If I accepted your book, it may not get reviewed for a long time (months; a year or more. I have a full time job, you guys, and it’s not reviewing.)
  8. If I accepted your book, it may get DNF’ed. If I DNF, I do not rate, but I post a DNF review on Goodreads, without the rating and with an explanation on why I DNFed.
  9. If I gave your book a low rating or DNFed, I might not get back to you with my feedback. I’m sorry, it’s very awkward to contact an author and say “so I gave your book 2 stars…” I’m sure it’s awkward for the author too, so I just don’t do it.
  10. Books lower than 4 stars rarely make it on my blog. I want to make this clear – if I reviewed your book and gave it less than 4 stars, keep in mind that there was never any promise to put it on the blog.

If that hasn’t scared you off, please do send me a message! 😀

As for reviews, my preferred genres are general fiction, scifi, as well as nonfiction on important topics like equality, disability, fair treatment of individuals. I also love middle grade reads. If you wish to contact me for reviews, these are the genres I might accept review copies in:

  • general and literary
  • some fantasy (but not epic fantasy please – princesses, knights, elves and dragons are a NO generally)
  • scifi
  • nonfiction
  • middle grade
  • humor

DO NOT contact me with review requests for these genres, because I do not really review them (at least for ARCs):

  • horror and gore
  • epic fantasy (again, princesses, knights and dragons, in most cases)
  • thrillers, especially violent ones
  • anything erotic
  • zombies or vampires
  • murder or mysteries
  • poetry

You can find me and my reviews on Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. If you’d like to contact me, please fill in the form below and I’ll get back to you!


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