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Review Policy

Currently OPEN to review requests

Before requesting, please read the following guidelines. 

What genres do I accept?

I’m mainly interested in reviewing all genres of adult fiction, with a preference for science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary fiction. Priority will be given to books with BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ representation.  

What formats do I accept?

I only accept digital copies of either ARCs or finished copies, in either mobi or epub formats. This excludes: physical copies, audiobooks, and pdfs.


  • I'm an immigrant grad student juggling two part-time jobs in addition to my research and assignments. Therefore, I am extremely selective about what I read outside of work and uni, and will only reply to review requests that I accept.

  • All opinions are my own. I always endeavor to read attentively and review in a generous spirit. Thus, my reviews will be fair, honest, impartial, and engage critically with the material. 

  • I do not accept fees for my reviews, but if you would like to have your work promoted on my various social media platforms and inquire about promotional fees, please be in touch.

How to contact me

To contact me about a review request, you can send me an email at bookswithchaima on gmail with the subject line “Review Request: [title of your book]”. Please make sure to include the following in your email: title, synopsis, the genre(s) to which your book belongs, publication date, and any on-page representation.