My Review Policy :D
inkcrush began as a way to shout out about awesome fiction, with a particular focus on Young Adult literature and Australian authors.
Most of the books I review are either from my (beloved) personal collection or my (awesome) local library. I *mostly* prefer it that way as I can spend my time reading books tailored to my tastes rather than reading solely for review obligations. However I do (ever-so-gratefully) accept a selection of review copies in the following genres:
My kind of thing: contemporary/literary, books with a strong upper YA/crossover appeal
I also (occasionally) dabble in: speculative fiction (dystopia, apocalyptic, 'soft' sci-fi), magical realism, fantasy, mystery and historical fiction
Sorry, I am not interested in: paranormal romance, vampire/were/insert-other-supernatural-creature literature, horror, new adult, books in a progressive series where I have not read the previous titles or self-published titles.
While my main reviewing preference is YA ~ I regularly read outside the YA genre
I love literary fiction, contemporary and my occasional chick-lit ;)
I enjoy suspense, thrillers and crime (with a preference to also being character driven)
I also keep an eye out for award nominees and books that are making a splash in the market
I am a primary school teacher and mum of three kids (my boys's are aged 12 & 13, and my daughter's aged 10)
I read (a lot) of books to my students and my kids and am always on the look-out for quality chapter books that suit my children and picture books that capture a child's imagination.
For an idea of the kind of books I love, (some of)* my fave authors are:
On the YA scene: Jaclyn Moriarty, Melina Marchetta, Cath Crowley, Kirsty Eagar, Fiona Wood, Gabrielle Williams, Steven Herrick, Sonya Hartnett, Markus Zusak, John Marsden, Sherryl Jordan, Kirsten Murphy, Elizabeth Scott, C K Kelly Martin, Laura Buzo, Carrie Ryan, Sara Zarr (heheheh ~ I think I will stop there ...)
Adult fiction writers: Liane Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty, Maggie O'Farrell, Paullina Simons, Jeffrey Archer, Francine Rivers, Nicci French, Sophie Kinsella, Tess Gerritson, Kate Morton, Honey Brown, Jodi Picoult, Lisa Unger...
* okay, so I tried not to get carried away ;)
Regarding unsolicited review copies: I always appreciate receiving books, however, if an unsolicited review copy does not match my interests I cannot make a commitment to read it. In those cases, I will either feature a give-away, pass it on to another Aussie reviewer (to help promote the book) or donate it to my school library. In the same vein, I have a personal thing of not forcing myself to finish reading a book that I am not enjoying :)
Regarding author interviews, giveaways and blog tours: I am willing (and love) to participate in any of these events but am hesitant to promote an author/book I am not familiar with.
Thanks for your interest in inkcrush ~ you can contact me via email at:
naomirees27 @ gmail . com
If you have any questions/etc, please don't hesitate to ask.
Peace out ;),
(Last updated Feb 2015)