Book Reviewers List | 250+ Book Review Blogs

Finding book reviewers and book blogs can be a wearisome task. With few comprehensive lists and guides, it can be tough to know where to look and who to send your story to. 

Some websites and services exist promoting book review services. But their prices can be staggeringly high and the results not guaranteed. That’s why I put together this list, to help you find reviewers. 

Getting reviews is important. Not only do they send a positive message to the world that your book is worth buying, but it gives writers crucial affirmation that they have the ability to do the thing they’ve poured their hearts and soul into.

Most of the lovely people below review books of all genres from self published authors and traditional publishers and everything in between.

They’re all wonderful people and passionate readers who love the written word. And in many cases, they offer free reviews in exchange for a copy of your book.

As well as a list of over 200 book reviewers, blogs and social media profiles, I’ve provided my insights into how to successfully get reviews, where to look and a bit more about what they are and why they’re important.

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  1. List of Book Reviewers And Book Blogs 
  2. What Is A Book Review?
  3. Why Are Book Reviews Important?
  4. How Do You Pitch Your Book To A Reviewer?
  5. How Long Do Book Reviewers Take To Get Back To You?
  6. The Book Blog Survey – Research On The Perspective Of Book Reviewers
  7. More Writing Resources

List of Book Reviewers And Book Blogs

  • SFF – Sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction as a whole (horror, dystopian etc.)
  • Fiction – all types of fiction reviewed
  • Defunct – Lots of people use this list of book reviewers and refer back to it regularly. Bloggers and book review sites can and do disappear quickly. It’s a voluntary pursuit after all and some people get snowed under with book review requests. As a result, they shut down their sites. Rather than remove them from the list, I mark them as “defunct” so that anyone who may have submitted can update their own records. 

Book Review Sites Or Book Reviewer Name Genres Reviewed
Roses and Reviews Fiction, Non-fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopian, Magical Realism, Poetry, Short Stories, Self-Help
Elementary My Dear Book Blog LGBTQ+, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Book Review Crew All
Sindhu Shivaprasad Fantasy, Crime, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Clawson Smith Epic Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Military Fantasy / Science Fiction / Grimdark / Philosophy / Anything that isn’t romance
Rochelle Asuncion Fiction, Non-fiction
Hope Hanson SFF
The Fae Reader SFF
Elephant Tale Books SFF
Chelle’s Book Ramblings n/a
The Bookynista SFF
Reads & Reels Fiction
Mighty Thors JRS SFF
The Girl on the Go Fiction
Chat About Books Fiction
Book Bosomed Blonde SFF
John Mendez Fiction
Books4Jessica SFF
One Book Two Fiction
Little Miss Kindle Fiction
BB Morgan YA fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy, and sword/shield/magic
Best Fantasy Book Series (defunct) Fantasy
Beyond the Curtain of Reality Sci-fi, Fantasy
Allies Opinions Fiction
SFBook Reviews Spec Fic
Big Al’s Books and Pals Fiction
Books in Brogan Fiction, except Erotica
Derek Edgington SFF
The Violent Vixen SFF
Fang Freakintastic Reviews SFF
The Wanderers SFF
What Is Life Without Books Fiction
Elena Linville SFF
Up Til Dawn SFF and Romance
CE Clayton Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction
Jimbo’s Awesome Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews Science fiction, Fantasy
Jacob Rundle Fiction
Readers Favorite Fiction, Non-fiction
Northern Reader Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Crime Fiction, British women writers
Books by Bindu Crime Fiction
About Writing Fiction
booksbehindthetitle Fiction
Pen and Paper Fiction
Curled Up With A Good Book Fiction
And So She Thinks Fiction
SFF World Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
SciFi Chick Science fiction, Fantasy
Fantasy Book Cafe Speculative Fiction
Best Fantasy Book Series  – defunct Fantasy
The Bewitched Reader SFF
Queen of Books SFF
The Genre Minx Fiction
Way Too Fantasy Fantasy
Nadaness in Motion SFF
The Last Child of Leif Fiction
Jeyran Main Fiction
Bookshine and Readbows Fiction
The Strawberry Post Fiction
The Most Sublime Horror, fantasy, historical fiction, humour, comics/graphic novels and anything paranormal/supernatural
Books and Bag Ends Fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction/non-fiction
GripLitGirl Fiction
Unseen Library Fiction
Heather – Geeking By Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, urban fantasy, disability, LGBT
Rather Too Fond of Books Literary fiction, thrillers, crime and mystery, non-fiction and memoirs
Rosepoint Publishing Mystery, Thrillers, Police Dramas
Historical Fiction…Spy-Espionage…Humorous…Adventure…Contemporary Fiction
Functionally Fictional Fiction
The Caffeinated Reader Crime/Mystery/Thriller, -Historical Fiction, YA/NA Fantasy, Sci-fi YA & Upwards, Nonfiction
Book Fetish Fiction
Syllables of Swathi Crime/Thriller/Mystery. Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
The Haphazardous Hippo Crime, Psychological thrillers, Mystery, Women’s contemporary and popular fiction, Historical fiction
Mom With A Reading Problem Children’s Books (see Children’s Corner for more information), Women’s Contemporary, Science Fiction, Fantasy (urban, high), Dystopia, Young Adult or New Adult in the above sub-genres
Corinne Jet SFF
Reading Through The Looking Glass Fiction
Nightshade Fiction
Katelyn Fiction
Lillian SFF, romance, children’s, mystery
Paul SFF
Aly Fiction
The Wanderer Young Adult,  Sci-Fi, Romance, Fiction, Non-fiction and Fantasy genres
Andi and Melanie SFF
Fantasy Book Review SFF
Larissa SFF, historical fiction, thrillers, mystery
Love Books Group Fiction
Books and Beyond Fiction
Meredith Fiction
Misty Fiction
Hannah Fiction
Kerry Lou Fiction
Amanda Fiction
Laura Buckley Fiction
Sarah Fiction
Emma Chicklit and Fantasy
Lauren YA
Cal Fiction
Luna Fiction
Anniek Fiction
Lizzie SFF
Christi Fiction
Kris Fiction
Verushka Fiction
Rosie/Aidan Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Chris Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror
Stacy/BookBitch Fantasy, Science Fiction
ZeZee Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Michael Popple Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Raji Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Steff Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Jessica Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Bob and Sally Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
KT Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Lisa Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Nicola Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Abby Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Literary Fiction
Alyssa (defunct)

Women’s Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, YA books, New Adult, True Crime

Reviews on social media

Den Of Geek  
Ana and Thea  
The AV Club  
Geeks Under Grace  
Brittany and Daniel  
Book Series  
Jim and Jill  
Little Face  
Fantasy Book Critic  
Novel Notions  
Spike Gelato  
nerds of a feather  
Fantasy Literature  
The Reading Life  
Inconsistent Pacing  
Shelley and Greg  
Books On The Knob  
Asheley – defunct YA books, New Adult
Grimdark Magazine  
Elitist Book Reviews  
Out Of This World Reviews  
Quill To Live  
Ranting Dragon  
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer  
Dublin book review  
Books That Stay  
Oana SFF, romance, YA, thriller
Kim Most fiction (except sci-fi and some historical fiction), and medical memoirs
David and Maria Marvin SFF, thrillers, mystery, literary fiction, non fiction, children’s
Deb Crime, thrillers, mystery and others if I like the look
Emma-Louise Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller, Crime, Horror
L. S. Popovich SFF
QitaaBee Fantasy and Fiction
Terri Any genre except YA, Christian Literature and Fantasy
ANovelPage / Amrit Fiction
Crystal Wood Scifi, fantasy, steampunk, lit-rpg, paranormal Romance, poly romance and lgbtq+
Sam (Adult & YA) Fantasy, Scifi & historical fiction

What Is A Book Review?

A book review is the honest opinion of a published piece of fiction or non-fiction. This review might be published on online stores like Amazon, websites like Goodreads and Bookbub, and on the likes of book blogs.

Many book reviews are given voluntarily and free of charge. Some writers and publishers may solicit reviews, seeking honest opinions in exchange for free copies. Some platforms charge writers for reviews.

List of book reviewers

Why Are Book Reviews Important?

A book review is a great way for a writer to help spread the word about their book. Honest opinions of dedicated readers, especially ones with followings, can help a writer reach new audiences, especially for an indie author.

And when it comes to convincing people to take a chance on your story, if you have a bunch of flowing book reviews, it’s going to help defeat the cynicism in their minds and encourage them to take a chance.

I’ve experienced the benefit of this first hand. When Pariah’s Lament came out, more people bought copies off the back of the early reviews. People would say to me “the reviews were brilliant; I’ve got my copy.”

Reviews tell people what the book is about, that it’s a good story worth reading. While we writers are supposed to contribute to that end, it can be difficult to remove yourself from the story and present it as a reader. In fact, writing a blurb and synopsis can be more difficult than writing a book!

For the help this can give you, it’s definitely worth giving away a free copy. 

How Do You Pitch Your Book To A Reviewer?

Book bloggers get bombarded with review requests every week. The more popular the blog, the more requests they’re likely to get.

This can make it tricky for a writer to stand out from the crowd. But there are a few things you can do:

  • Always be polite and courteous. Appreciate the position the book reviewer may be in—swamped with requests, pushed for time maybe, with this being their hobby, after all.
  • Provoke curiosity. This is a pitch. We need to sell the story to the reviewer. Lure them in with intriguing detail. Give them a means to learn more if they want to (a link to your Goodreads page perhaps). But be sure to give them all the key details – book title, word count, genre.
  • Read their guidelines and adhere to them.
  • Offer to support the book blog in some way. Can you write a guest post or take part in an interview?

It’s important to be patient too. Following up a couple of weeks after not hearing anything is worthwhile, but beyond that, it’s a waste of time.

How Long Do Book Reviewers Take To Get Back To You?

This purely depends on the reviewer, how busy they are and how quickly they read. When you first send your request you may be met with silence. That could go on for weeks or maybe months. Then out the blue you may hear back. However, most reviewers, if they’re interested, will respond to you within a few days asking for more information. 

When a book blogger accepts your story, they will ask when you’d ideally like the review by (often relating to the release date of the book).

Most book reviewers will aim to hit that date. And if they can’t many of them are honest and open so will tell you straight. Generally, the timeframe will be agreed upon at the outset. But remember that everyone is human and a multitude of factors can impact deadlines, so be patient and understanding.

The Book Blog Survey – Research On The Perspective Of Book Reviewers

Last month I conducted some primary research. I asked a number of book reviewers about their perspectives and the advice they’d give to writers looking to pitch their work to them.

The results of my Book Blogs Survey are some of the most fascinating and useful I’ve ever compiled for this website. Below, you can find a breakdown of just some of the findings, with a full downloadable report to follow in the near future. 

What advice would you give to authors querying book reviewers?

Always read blogger’s review policies. Are they open for requests? Is your genre one of their accepted genres? Many of us don’t have time to write back to everyone, so if an author’s query doesn’t respect my guidelines, I generally will delete the email without reply.

The reviewer gives instructions on how to request or query a review follow the instructions completely. Not doing so is the quickest way to get tossed in the discard pile.

Please include a synopsis that is compelling and concise. If a blogger says they don’t read a genre your book falls into, please don’t send a request and waste both parties’ time.

Keep your pitches short. Say “here’s my book if you fancy reviewing it” rather than “would you like a copy of this to review”. Include a link to book file so we don’t have to specifically request. Basically, don’t try to put the reviewer under any obligation. Leave the book on my desk and walk away.

Read their review policy and don’t send a query if they are closed to reviews or don’t read your genre.
They shoud do research on the Blog or whichever mean the reviewer uses before submitting a query

What attracts you most to a book when reading a query?

  • 81% of responders said the description of the book
  • 5% said the book cover
  • 5% said other reviews
  • 5% said the genre of the book

What turns you off a book most of all when reading a query?

  • 29% of responders said authors who failed to research their blog
  • 24% said receiving a generic query
  • 10% said a weak pitch
  • 5% said not following submission instructions
  • 5% said a new author comparing their book to a legend
  • 5% said very lengthy descriptions. 

More Writing Resources

If you happen to be looking for publishers for your work, I also have the following lists too, as well as other writing tools and guides:

If you need any help navigating this list of book reviewers, please get in touch. 


7 thoughts on “Book Reviewers List | 250+ Book Review Blogs”

  1. I’m so pleased to have found this site. I am about to upload 4 print books to Draft2Digital . I will then use the information above to find the readers who i hope will let me know which genre will read each one.

    1. I’m pleased you’ve found us too Peter! Congratulations on your impending publications. D2D is a great platform. Very easy to use with great distribution. I wish you the best of luck and hope this list helps!

  2. Thank you very much Richie for curating a list of book reviewers here. I’ve come across many writing gurus who say that getting book reviews is so important. But you’re the first (that I’ve happily stumbled upon) who spelled it out step by step the process of actually achieving this. It seems less daunting now. I’m reading your ‘A Fantasy Writer’s Handbook’. Thank you so much! I really like your friendly and kind style of communicating and advising others.

    1. Hey Zoe! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It’s so great to hear you found this list and page useful. And thank you for taking a chance on the Handbook! It means a lot. Have you joined our writing group yet? If not let me know and I’ll send you the link

  3. Mr John Tarrow

    Hey Richie, great list!

    I have two audiobooks coming out this summer (The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston & Letters From The Labyrinth). Both read by the uber-talented Joe Jameson.

    Would book fantasy reviewers also be interested in audiobook fantasy — or is that a whole other list!?

    1. richiebilling

      Hey John! That sounds fantastic! I look forward to checking them out

      I think some of these reviewers do review audiobooks so it’s worth a look. Also try Instagram and search for audiobook-based hashtags. It seems the most active at the minute for reviews

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