Review Policy

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

My ratings scale:


Amazing                 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Really liked it         ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Liked it                   ⭐⭐⭐
It was ok                ⭐⭐
   Did not like it       ⭐