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Discover the best book review blogs in your preferred genre. From general fiction to YA paranormal romance, our search bar connects you to a vetted catalog of active book blogs and thoughtful, quality book reviewers. Run a book review blog? Submit it here

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Book Riot

We're always interested in hearing about new books, but even with a stable of writers across book blogs we can't get to everything. So if you'd like to tell us about something, shoot us an email. Before sending something for consideration, take a look around the site to get a feel for who we are, who our readers are, and how we go about things. Bonus points will go to submissions that have looked at our contributors and can suggest which contributor might be a good fit for the book.

http://www.bookriot.com/

Blogger: Book Riot Contributors

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

66

Average monthly visits

995,200 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Kirkus Reviews

Book reviews and recommendations from the most trusted voice in book discovery. We've reviewed the nation's top publishers' books since 1933. Our coverage includes the big 5 houses, small presses, genre publishers & more.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/

Blogger: Kirkus Reviews Team

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

79

Average monthly visits

880,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Submission manager

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Reedsy Discovery

Give your indie book the launch that it deserves! Submit your book to over 150 reviewers and gain exposure to thousands of readers in your genre. If our reviewers like what they read, your book will get a high-quality review and will be promoted on the Discover feed, where readers upvote their favorite titles. The top books from each week will be featured in our weekly newsletters.

https://reedsy.com/discovery

Blogger: Reedsy

Genres: Children's, Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, LGBT, Mystery/Thriller, New Adult, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Urban Fantasy, YA,

Domain authority

56

Average monthly visits

200,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Book Page

BookPage reviews almost every category of new books, including literary and popular fiction, nonfiction, children's books, audiobooks and gift books. We rarely review poetry or scholarly books, and we do not give review consideration to self-published books, print-on-demand titles or books from presses that lack major distribution.

http://bookpage.com/

Blogger: Book Page Contributors

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

67

Average monthly visits

135,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
No

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With Love For Books

With Love for Books is a positive only blog. We review the books we like, which is very author friendly. Suze reads anything with a good story. She loves romance (all subgenres), women's fiction, chick lit, literature, fantasy, dystopia, magical realism, YA, NA, historical fiction, LGBTQIA, poetry, multicultural (any subgenre), thrillers and middle grade. Anniek mainly focuses on fantasy, zombie stories and romance. Together we read at least twelve books per week.

http://www.withloveforbooks.com/

Blogger: Suze & Anniek

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, LGBT,

Domain authority

38

Average monthly visits

115,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Book Reporter

The majority of our reviews on Bookreporter.com are fiction. We review bestsellers, debut authors, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, some fantasy/science fiction and some romance. We also delve into Non-Fiction, newsworthy books, biographies and memoirs.

http://www.bookreporter.com/

Blogger: The Book Report

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Non-Fiction,

Domain authority

63

Average monthly visits

113,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Book Smugglers

In 2008, this devious duo founded The Book Smugglers, a book blog dedicated to speculative and genre fiction for all ages. In addition to being an outlet for Ana and Thea's bottomless obsession with books, reviews, and assorted popgeekery, it is also the home of Book Smugglers Publishing‰ÛÒan independent digital-first publisher of SFF fiction and nonfiction.

http://thebooksmugglers.com/

Blogger: Ana & Thea

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Horror,

Domain authority

59

Average monthly visits

102,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
No

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Quill and Quire

Quill & Quire is the magazine of the Canadian book trade. The magazine reviews around 400 new titles each year, offering the most comprehensive look at Canadian-authored books in the country.

https://quillandquire.com/

Blogger: The Q&Q Team

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, Christian, Non-Fiction, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

57

Average monthly visits

81,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
No

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Fresh Fiction

Many of the books for FreshFiction's reviews are unsolicited. We can't guarantee that a particular book will be reviewed (since we receive many more books than we can review), but review / advance copies are always welcome.

http://freshfiction.com/

Blogger: The FF Team

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

53

Average monthly visits

71,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Mail

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Love Books Group

My name is Kelly and I am the founder of Love Books Group. I live on the outskirts of Edinburgh with my two cats Pawkey and Poppet. My blog came to fruition in January 2017 as an outlet to talk about all things books. I thoroughly enjoy the world it has let me become a part of. Getting to meet new people, authors, readers, and fellow bloggers has been marvellous.

https://lovebooksgroup.com/

Blogger: Kelly Lacey

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor, LGBT, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, YA,

Domain authority

21

Average monthly visits

40,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Book Hookup

Due to the number of requests we receive as well as time constraints The Book Hookup will only respond to the requests accepted for review. We promise we look at every single one! Please don't be upset if you don't hear back from us, we are selective in our book choices and tend to pick books that interest us most.

https://thebookhookup.com/

Blogger: Ana, Celeste & Christina

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, New Adult, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

41

Average monthly visits

30,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Website contact form

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Books A True Story

I read young adult and middle grade books. I like to read sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal romance, fairy-tales, re-tellings, and fiction. I am also willing to work with indie and self-published authors if you don't have an agent.

http://www.booksatruestory.com/

Blogger: Jessica

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal,

Domain authority

37

Average monthly visits

29,500 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Book Geek

Are you an author looking to get your book reviewed at The Book Geek's book review blog? If so, please email either Brandi or Emily. We get so many requests from authors on top of the ARCs we receive from publishing companies that we cannot possibly review them all. Providing us the info we request will help us decide if we are a good match!

http://www.thebookgeek.co.uk/

Blogger: Brandi & Emily

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Domain authority

25

Average monthly visits

23,700 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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The Reading CafŽ

There are two of us who started this site, as a means to express our love of all things pertaining to books. Whether it be a review, an author or model interview, a fun post, or anything that is informative. We also have a few other member participants, who will also give their input from time to time. This is meant to be a fun site for you to sit back, have a drink and discuss your favorite things. It is after all a cafe style place for us to meet.

http://www.thereadingcafe.com/

Blogger: Sandy & Barb

Genres: YA, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Erotica,

Domain authority

44

Average monthly visits

20,000 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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Books And Pals

Please read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow them will result in your submission being ignored with no acknowledgement. All reviews are final. Prior to submission, we would advise reading this post and the Guide to Reviews, as well as getting a general feel for the book review blog.

http://www.booksandpals.blogspot.com/

Blogger: Al & Pals

Genres: YA, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction, Paranormal, New Adult, Children's, LGBT, Humor, Horror, Urban Fantasy,

Average monthly visits

18,600 p/month

Preferred contact method
Email

Accepts indie books?
Yes

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So you want to find a book blog?

If you’re a voracious reader, you might think of a book blog as an oasis in the middle of the desert: a place on the Internet that brims with talk about books, books, and more books.

Well, good news — we built this directory of the 200 of the best book blogs to satiate your thirst. Take a walk around, use the filters to narrow down your search to blogs in your preferred genre, and feel free to bookmark this page and come back, as we do update it regularly with more of the best book blogs out there. 

If you’re an aspiring author, you might see a book blog more as a book review blog: a place where you can get your yet-to-be published book reviewed. In that case, you’ll be glad to know that most of the book blogs in our directory are open to review requests and accept indie books! We expressly designed this page (and our book marketing platform, Reedsy Discovery) to be useful to indie book authors who need book reviews. If you’re wondering how to approach a book blog for a review request, please read on. 

You’ve found a book blog. Now what? 

Let’s say that you’re an author, and you’ve found a couple of book blogs that would be perfect fits to review your book. What now? Here are some tips as you go about getting your book reviews:

  • Be sure to read the review policy. First, check that the book blog you’re querying is open to review requests. If that’s the fortunate case, carefully read the blog’s review policy and make sure that you follow the directions to a T.  
  • Individualize your pitches. Book bloggers will be able to immediately tell apart the bulk pitches, which simply come across as thoughtless and indifferent. If you didn’t take the time to craft a good pitch, why should the blogger take the time to read your book? Personalize each pitch to up your chances of getting a response. 
  • Format your book in a professional manner before sending it out. Ensure that your manuscript isn’t presented sloppily. If the book blogger asks for a digital ARC, you might want to check out apps such as Instafreebie or Bookfunnel. 
  • Create a spreadsheet to track your progress. Wading through so many book blogs can be troublesome — not to mention trying to remember which ones you’ve already contacted. To save yourself the time and trouble, use a simple Excel spreadsheet to keep track of your progress (and results). 

Looking to learn even more about the process? Awesome 👍 For a detailed guide, check out this post that’s all about getting book reviews