Review Policy


Thank you for considering me to review your novel, I’m honored. Before anything else, please know that I’m not very picky when it comes to genre. I read most genres but I do have specific request for each of them. So please be sure to read till the end so we both don’t waste our time in the future.


— Physical copies
— Digital copies
— ARCs (Physical and Digital copies are fine)
— Also copies from Netgalley

I don’t accept Audiobooks right now. I do listen to them but it isn’t my favorite format.


I live in the Philippines so if you want to send me a physical copy, I’ll be happy but you will take care of the shipping. I think this is a no-brainer but I am mentioning it anyway just in case. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

GENRES (Most preferred in order)

Young Adult / New Adult

— Fantasy
— Dystopian
— Urban/Paranormal
— Contemporary/Realistic
— Mystery
— Romance (see below for more info)
— Science Fiction (I will have lots of question before accepting this genre)


— Chick-lit or women’s fiction
— Mystery/Thriller (I will have lots of question before accepting this genre)
— Contemporary Romance (see below for more info)
— Erotica
— Historical Romance (see below for more info)
— Historical Fiction
— Literary

Kindly note that I will NOT accept books

— that has cheating on it, especially in ROMANCE GENRE
— siblings betraying each other in a major way.

I’ll appreciate it if your request includes…

— brief description/blurb
— Genre/sub-genres
— Publication date
— Your preferred time frame so we can discuss if I can do it.

If it is an ARC…

I will always try to post the review on or before the publication date.

I always read a book in one sitting and I’m a fast reader so don’t hesitate to tell me if you have a preferred time frame. Although, I’m also a writer and as a writer, there are times I’m so inspired to write and when that happens, I have to set aside reading because my writing always comes first. And whenever I won’t make it on time, I’ll notify you.

I also post my reviews on…

— Goodreads
— Amazon

Right now though, I can’t post yet on Amazon because I have a new account. Don’t ask me what happen with my old account. But since I buy books from amazon on a weekly basis, I’ll be able to post my reviews there soon.

If I didn’t enjoy your book…

I will tell you. I will tell you why I didn’t enjoy it and what my star rating is. Only by then, WE will decide if I’ll post a full review. In other words, it’s your call. I’m trying to be considerate. This might be unfair for the readers of my blog but I’m also a writer and I will understand if you don’t want my review affects the standing of your book. Especially if most readers liked it and I’m in minority.

I have the right to DNF your book.

I will appreciate it if you respect my decision and my opinions. Please don’t attack me. Don’t be offended, all my criticisms are constructive.

Aside from reviews, I’m open to…

— Guest blogging
— Blog Tours
— Giveaways (haven’t done this before so be patient with my questions)
— Book Blitz/ promotions
— Author interviews
— Cover reveals


lilikaymarcus (at) gmail (dot) com

Especially if you’re sending me a physical copy. I’m using a pen name — Lili Kay Marcus is a pen name so you’ll need my real name for shipping. Even though my real name isn’t a secret, I also don’t go around sharing it to people. So email me.

If you want a more friendly interaction, DM me on my social media accounts…

— Twitter (@lilikmarcus)
— Goodreads (@lilikmarcus)
— Instagram (@lilikmarcus)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review policy and I hope you follow everything that you’ve read here.

I look forward to working with you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚