THE BOOK REVIEW REGISTRY IS OPEN FOR 2022
What is a Book Review?
A book review is a form of literary criticism in which we analyze a book based on content, style, and merit. The review may be a primary source, opinion piece, summary review, or scholarly review. A book review’s length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essay but can also be as short as a single sentence.
Book reviews help encourage readers to purchase a book, acts as social proof, help with an author’s Amazon ranking, and increase the book’s visibility.
About Yecheilyah’s Reviews
I have six years experience reviewing books personally and professionally from both independent and traditionally published authors from all over the world. I publish my reviews to The PBS Blog, where I have over 3100 subscribers.
You can find me on Reedsy among their list of vetted active book blogs that provide thoughtful, quality book reviews. I have also been recognized by Kindlepreneur as a top-notch book review blog to reach out to.
In short, my reviews are honest and thorough without giving away spoilers.
“It’s not just because she reviewed my novelette, All Good Stories, and gave it 5 stars, I’m writing about her because she gives great (and helpful) reviews. In a market, so full, it’s hard to choose what to read, isn’t it? We really need reviews these days that go beyond the minimalistic, “I liked it,” to know what we’re investing our money in. Because money doesn’t grow on trees. Neither do books anymore, for that matter.” – Linda G. Hill, Author, All Good Stories.
How to Apply for Review
1). Email the First 3 Chapters of Your Book.
Please send the link to your book on Amazon with your chapters to email@example.com. (Do not attach a copy of your full book to the email).
I will email you back and let you know if I would like to move forward and review your book. Please allow at least 2-3 business days before you hear back from me for your approval status.
3). Pay the Readers Fee
If I choose to review your book, please click on the link below and pay the fee.
*The reader’s fee does not guarantee a positive review, nor is it payment for an Amazon review, which is against Amazon’s terms of service.*
4). Gift Me a Copy of Your book.
Gift me a paperback or e-copy of your book.
Note: I do not accept PDF or Word Documents of published books.
If you are seeking a review for a non-published book, please make that known in our email correspondence.
Note: I do not accept unsolicited requests for reviews. Do not email me a digital copy of your book if we have not already corresponded through email using the steps mentioned above.
I rate on the scale of 3-5 only on this blog. If your review falls below a 3-star rating, I will email you the report and my thoughts privately — only scores of 3-5 qualify for a published feature and spotlight on this blog.
*This rule does not apply to books I read for leisure or on my own time.*
- Plot Movement / Strength
- Entertainment Factor
- Authenticity / Believable
- Thought Provoking
- Authenticity /Authentic Voice
- Creativity/Lyrical Content
- Thought Provoking
- Strong Introduction
- Authenticity / Believable
- Thought Provoking
- Solid Conclusion
Five Stars – Amazing, Outstanding
This book was hard to put down and is highly recommended. It was well-written, wasn’t preachy, included fully developed characters who were relatable and realistic, masterful use of language, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending.
Four Stars – Very Good
This book is delightful and well worth the read. Great story with only minor weaknesses. The author did a wonderful job.
Three Stars – Nice
This book was lovely. The plot was enjoyable, the characters liked, and the writing and storytelling were overall sound. Though there are aspects of the book that could be improved, the story is enjoyable.
My Favorite Genres to Read:
- Black History
- Fiction (Literary/Historical/General)
- Motivational / Inspirational
Genres I Do Not Review
I do not currently review the following genres. I do not intend it to be discriminatory. It is only not my preference. Thank you for understanding:
• LGBT Fiction / Literature
*Romance is okay*
Turn Around Time
Turnaround times depend on the book’s length, the version of the book (e-copy or hard copy), and how many people are in front of you. Typically, my turnaround time for a book that is not long is two weeks from when I read.
To best calculate a turnaround time, be sure to check out the books in the queue to see how many people are in front of you.
A Few of the Awesome Authors Whose Books I’ve Reviewed
SICK by Christa Wojo.
A Tale of Three Cities by Alexander McCabe
All Good Stories by Linda G. Hill
Rise of the Chosen: Lifeblood Series Book One by Anna Kopp
To Thee I’m Wed by Deborah Ann Dykeman
The Love Labyrinth by Pamela D. Beverly
The Truth She Knew (The Truth Series Book One) by JA Owenby
Coed by James Fant
The Unhappy Wife by Dr. KE Garland
Beautiful Boy, Beautiful Girl by JL Hunt
Waiting in the Wings by Stevie Turner
Talon Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer
NAKEED by Shequila Knighten
Strong Beginnings by William Spivey
Give into the Feeling by Sarah Zama
Southern Horror Stories, by Lisa W. Tetting
The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors by Anne R. Allen
Crosswords: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda, edited by Christopher Conte
The Stranger by Joan Hall
The Mistreatment of Zora Langston by Lisa W. Tetting
The Sleeping Serpent by Luna Saint Claire
When We Go Missing by Kristen Twardowski
House of the Hanging Jade by Amy M. Reade
SICKER: Book Two in the SICK Series by Christa Wojo.
The Living Miracle: A Love Story by Donna Vaal
The House on Candlewick Lane by Amy M. Reade
Affliction: A Zombie Apocalyptic Thriller by Dottie Daniels
Listen: Earthen Witch Series Book 3 by Sarah doughty
Define Your Voice: Narrowing down your Target Market by Altovise Pelzer
Repent at Leisure by Stevie Turner
Eternal Traces by Shonda Brock
The Unveiling by Camille Frazer
The Cursed Queen: The Mystery Tales Series Book One by Carlo Ocaya
The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz Book 1) by Yvette M Calleiro
Catch the Moon, Mary by Wendy Waters
Loyal Son by Wayne Diehl
Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life by Dr. Thomas Jordan PhD
Storm Wrack & Spindrift (Remnants Book 3) by Margaret Pinard
Dawn of The Dragon: The Dawn Series Book 2 by Aundriel H Washington
Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister
Fields of Grace by Wendy Williams
Family Medicine: A Psychological Suspense Thriller by Natasha Jeneen Thomas
Living in the Land of I am: Your Life Journey Reveals Your Purpose by Tiffany James
Life After Death by Sister Souljah
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Books In Queue (2022)
Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
Register For 2022
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