Review Policy / Contact Me

I'm happy to consider review requests in the following genres and their sub-categories:

  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Women's Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Crime & Mystery
  • Action & Adventure
  • Psychological Thriller

Please note:
I don't review graphic novels, self-help / personal development novels, comics or poetry.
Young adult, science fiction and fantasy are genres I review only occasionally.

In addition to Barnsey's Books, my reviews are published on:

  • X (Twitter)
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • Waterstones
  • Barnes & Noble

I publish privately to my timeline and in various book groups on Facebook. I save public 'pins' of all the books I've reviewed on Pinterest. These link back to my blog.

I'm happy to consider requests from publishers, publicists and authors. I give permission for excerpts from my reviews to be used in any promotional material — just ensure credit is given to Barnsey's Books.

I don't share books with any third parties and I won't reveal plot twists. All reviews are my own opinion and given freely without payment.

Because reading and reviewing is my passion rather than my profession, I'm unable to guarantee review dates unless specified for my consideration at the time of request.

Acceptance doesn't always guarantee a review. There may be occasions when it's impossible to 'connect' with a book — in which case a brief paragraph may be published on Goodreads but a star rating wont be given. My comments will always be respectful towards the author.

I am more likely to accept a submission if a kindle or paperback edition is available. Please be aware that I live in the UK when taking mailing costs into consideration. 

If I haven't replied within a week please assume that unfortunately I'm unable to offer a review at this time.

Amazing ★★★★★
Really liked it ★★★★☆
Liked it ★★★☆☆
It was ok ★★☆☆☆
Did not like it ★☆☆☆☆

Please note: I'm currently unable to accept new submissions.