Review Policy


I am currently accepting select Adult and Young Adult books for review. You can send emails to thelocalsim at gmail dot com. I accept e-books, ARCs, finished copies and audiobooks. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books. If you submit a self-published book, I may or may not accept it depending on my first impressions of the book and the amount of time I have in my schedule.

If your book is on my to-be read shelf on Goodreads, I will review it regardless of who published it.


I will read and review if your book fits one of the following genres,

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery
  • Thriller

Any book that doesn’t fall in the genres above will be rejected.

Review Time

Reading a book takes time and to write a proper review will take even more time. Please do not expect accepted books to be read and reviewed in a week or two. Most often when I accept a book, I will finish reading and reviewing it within 2 months. It could be earlier than this but it will never be later than this.


I will write a fair and honest review for every book I read. It’s unrealistic to expect that your book will receive 5 stars from me. I do ensure that my reviews are on the point, not offensive and I don’t indulge in attacking authors.


It is possible that sometimes I will stop reading and mark a book DNF. If this happens, my review will clearly state the reasons for this.