Review Policy

General Information

We love reading and reviewing books and will always do our best to have fresh reviews every week on the blog. We read all children’s books with a particular focus on Middle Grade and Young Adult books as these are best suited for my children but we also review picture books and early chapter books if we love them.

If sending us books to review, please note that we prefer printed books for a number of reasons but the main one is that the children read each book we review and they don’t have access to a device to easily read e-books at this time. Both children usually read the books and it is easier for them to share a physical, printed copy.

If you want us to review your book, please send details to me at

Reviews & Review Structure

I will always produce a review which is an honest reflection of my opinion of the book, though will focus, where possible, on the positive elements without being a false representation. They will be reviewed in the order they are received, so please bear this in mind when the review is needed for a release date – 3 months is an ideal time but can be less when necessary.

A review will take the following format:

  • Photo of the book

  • Stars (out of 5)

  • A short synopsis of the book

  • A quote taken from the text

  • My reflection and opinion of the book

  • Where appropriate, there may also be other pictures throughout the review of illustrations or extra features.

The reviews are written with a view to be short, without spoiling any plot lines to inform readers (and teachers!) of their content, themes and what was enjoyable about them. These are designed to be read by people who are more short of time, or enjoy a taster of a book before they order and read it for themselves!

The link will be posted on my Twitter, and also my newer Instagram page (@gloriousreads).


I would be thrilled to host any giveaways on my Twitter page (@gloriousreads) in order to raise the profile of a book or author further. Followers will be encouraged to RT the tweet, and follow – if requested – the author in order to be randomly drawn in the giveaway. Please contact me on Twitter, or my email:

Blog Tours

I would be delighted to host both new and established authors on a book Blog Tour, where they will be featured on my blog, as well as promoted on my Twitter. If you would like me to take part in one of your tours, please contact me at:

Please get in touch for any of the above, or for any other opportunities you might have, such as cover reveals, author interviews or articles.