List of 250+ Book Reviewers | All Genres

Finding book reviewers 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 of book 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 all genres from all authors and publishers—traditional to indie and everything in between. And they’re all wonderful people who love the written word.

As well as a list of over 200 book reviewers and bloggers, 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.

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 sites of book bloggers.

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.

Tips On Getting Book Reviews

Before we get into the meat of the topic, here are a few quick tips on seeking book reviews:

  • Don’t send your book to a reviewer straight off the bat. You have to pitch it to them first, pique their interest and hope they request a copy for review.
  • Give a brief description of your book and state why you think it would be of interest to them and their followers, and wrap it up by offering to send them a copy in the format of their choosing. If you also mention that you have no time frame for the review in mind, reviewers tend to appreciate that. 
  • Be prepared to send a copy of your book in the format of their choosing. More often than not it’ll be MOBI (Kindle), EPUB, PDF, or on the odd occasion, paperback. If you just have a Word Doc and need to convert it to other formats, try using Calibre eBook Management. Totally free and converts your docs to a high standard.
  • Have your blurb, book links and cover image ready to send along with your book. All of them may well be requested.
  • Read the guidelines. Each reviewer has their own preference with what to include. Some like the blurbs, others prefer links to the likes of Goodreads. So be sure you have your Goodreads page ready to rock too.

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.

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.

List of book reviewers

I’ve experienced the benefit of this first hand. When Pariah’s Lament came out, more people bought copies off of 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. 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!

The Vital Role That Book Bloggers and Reviewers Play In The Publishing Industry

The role that book bloggers and reviewers play in the publishing industry cannot be understated.

They’re relied upon by everyone in the industry from major publishing houses to self-published authors to help spread the word and drum up interest and excitement for new releases.

What makes it all the more admirable is that many book reviewers do it for free.

Do Book Reviewers Get Paid?

Not all book reviewers get paid for the work that they do. Many of them do it purely for the love of reading. To help upcoming authors—and even the more established ones—promote their work.

They share their thoughts to hopefully inspire and encourage others to pick up books, and for that, we must always salute those unfaltering book reviewers.

How To Find Book Reviewers

Unfortunately, finding book reviewers is quite a tedious task.  There are some paid services like NetGalley but the prices are eye-watering.

It’s because of this I put together this growing list of book reviewers. For me, it always serves as a starting point.

Book Review Sites

But there are other platforms you can use to solicit reviews for your books, some of them free, some of them paid.

  • StoryOrigin – $10 a month with a free option.
  • BookSirens – a small fee to register a book and $2 per accepted review
  • BookSprout – free with paid upgrades

And then you have social media. Twitter is always a good place to find reviewers, but overtaking it now is Instagram.

The thriving #bookstagram community specialise in presenting your book in aesthetically beautiful ways. I reached lots of new people via Instagram reviews and now it’s becoming more of a focus when soliciting book reviews.

Other hashtags that you can search for include:

  • #bookreview
  • #fantasybookreview
  • #bookblogger
  • #bookbloggers
  • #writingcommunity
  • #amreading
  • #readersofig
  • #readersofinstagram

Paid Reviews v Free Reviews

A lot of people ask whether they should pay for their book reviews or should only ever offer up a free copy of their book in exchange. That in itself is a form of payment.

But there are book review sites that allow you to advertise your book to potentially interested reviewers. Some sites even pair you up with a book marketer. However, the costs of some of these can be significant. Net Galley for instance charges hundreds of dollars.

The upshot of using a paid service like this is you tend to get more results and more quickly too. It also helps with you accessing the likes of reviewers on Amazon, which can be important when it comes to selling books.

So if you have resources to burn and want results faster, you can access good reviews for a fee. Plus, these are services that even a traditional publisher would utilise.

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.

Most book reviewers simply lack the capacity to reply to every email. They pick what they like. It’s a waste of time to bombard them with follow up emails as a result.

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 enquire or 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 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.

What Are Book Tours?

Book tours are a great way of gaining exposure for your book. It simply means that your book will undergo a tour of numerous blogs and websites (around 8-12).

On this tour, there is often a mix of book reviews, author interviews, giveaways and guest content from yourself.

It’s essentially a marketing blitz over a 7-10 day period. And they can be mightily effective at gaining exposure for your book, especially in the run-up to release day.

More Information On Book Reviews and Recommendations

It can be a slow and frustrating process trying to find reviewers, and even more so when it comes to inciting their interest. Then there are delays waiting for them to read your book.

But when you do get that positive professional review, it can send butterflies fluttering in your stomach.

So my advice is always to submit your book to a reviewer if you see one that could be suitable. If you don’t ask, you don’t get at the end of the day.

Something you can also do to help generate reviews is to utilise your email list if you have one. When I released A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook, I offered advanced reader copies to people on my mailing list. It went down a storm. Before release day I had 20+ reviews.

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List of Book Reviewers (Updated July 2021)

Glossary

  • SFF – Sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction as a whole (horror, dystopian etc.)
  • Fiction – all types of fiction reviewed

*Genres are being updated*

Book Blogger / Book ReviewerGenres
Rochelle AsuncionFiction, Non-fiction
Hope HansonSFF
The Fae ReaderSFF
Elephant Tale BooksSFF
Chelle’s Book Ramblingsn/a
The BookynistaSFF
Reads & ReelsFiction
Mighty Thors JRSSFF
The Girl on the GoFiction
Chat About BooksFiction
Book Bosomed BlondeSFF
John MendezFiction
Books4JessicaSFF
One Book TwoFiction
Little Miss KindleFiction
BB MorganYA fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy, and sword/shield/magic
Best Fantasy Book SeriesFantasy
Beyond the Curtain of RealitySci-fi, Fantasy
Allies OpinionsFiction
SFBook ReviewsSpeculative Fiction
Big Al’s Books and PalsFiction
Books in BroganFiction, except Erotica
Derek EdgingtonSFF
The Violent VixenSFF
Fang Freakintastic ReviewsSFF
The WanderersSFF
What Is Life Without BooksFiction
Elena LinvilleSFF
Up Til DawnSFF and Romance
CE ClaytonFantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction
Jimbo’s Awesome Science Fiction and Fantasy ReviewsScience fiction, Fantasy
Jacob RundleFiction
Readers FavoriteFiction, Non-fiction
Northern ReaderFiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Crime Fiction, British women writers
Books by BinduCrime Fiction
About WritingFiction
booksbehindthetitleFiction
Pen and PaperFiction
Curled Up With A Good BookFiction
And So She ThinksFiction
SFF WorldScience fiction, Fantasy, Horror
SciFi ChickScience fiction, Fantasy
Fantasy Book CafeSpeculative Fiction
Best Fantasy Book SeriesFantasy
The Bewitched ReaderSFF
Queen of BooksSFF
The Genre MinxFiction
Way Too FantasyFantasy
Nadaness in MotionSFF
The Last Child of LeifFiction
Jeyran MainFiction
Bookshine and ReadbowsFiction
The Strawberry PostFiction
The Most SublimeHorror, fantasy, historical fiction, humour, comics/graphic novels and anything paranormal/supernatural
Books and Bag EndsFantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction/non-fiction
GripLitGirlFiction
Unseen LibraryFiction
Scary MaryFiction
Rather Too Fond of BooksLiterary fiction, thrillers, crime and mystery, non-fiction and memoirs
Rosepoint PublishingMystery, Thrillers, Police Dramas
Historical Fiction…Spy-Espionage…Humorous…Adventure…Contemporary Fiction
Functionally FictionalFiction
The Caffeinated ReaderCrime/Mystery/Thriller, -Historical Fiction, YA/NA Fantasy, Sci-fi YA & Upwards, Nonfiction
Book FetishFiction
Syllables of SwathiCrime/Thriller/Mystery. Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
The Haphazardous HippoCrime, Psychological thrillers, Mystery, Women’s contemporary and popular fiction, Historical fiction
Mom With A Reading ProblemChildren’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 JetSFF
Reading Through The Looking GlassFiction
NightshadeFiction
KatelynFiction
LillianSFF, romance, children’s, mystery
PaulSFF
SFF WorldSFF
AlyFiction
The WandererYoung Adult,  Sci-Fi, Romance, Fiction, Non-fiction and Fantasy genres
Andi and MelanieSFF
AntSFF
Fantasy Book ReviewSFF
LarissaSFF, historical fiction, thrillers, mystery
Love Books GroupFiction
Books and BeyondFiction
MeredithFiction
MistyFiction
HannahFiction
Kerry LouFiction
AmandaFiction
Laura BuckleyFiction
SarahFiction
EmmaChicklit and Fantasy
LaurenYA
CalFiction
LunaFiction
AnniekFiction
LizzieSFF
ChristiFiction
KrisFiction
VerushkaFiction
Rosie/Aidan 
Chris 
Stacy/BookBitch 
ZeZee 
Michael Popple 
Raji 
Steff 
Jessica 
Bob and Sally 
KT 
Lisa 
Nicola 
Abby 
Heather 
Katie 
Mallory 
Maria 
Katy 
Darienne 
JustMeDayDreamer 
Sandra 
Michelle 
Lu 
Amanda 
Liv 
Alyssa 
Den Of Geek 
Austin 
Thomas 
Jo 
Ana and Thea 
The AV Club 
Rodger 
Geeks Under Grace 
FanFiAddict 
Brittany and Daniel 
Book Series 
Mythcreants 
DearAuthor 
BlogCritics 
Theresa 
Jim and Jill 
Jules 
Melina 
Little Face 
Rachael 
Krisha 
Fantasy Book Critic 
Novel Notions 
Paul 
Matt 
Weatherwax 
Belle 
Nicole 
Spike Gelato 
Susan 
Heena 
Neirne 
Kristen 
nerds of a feather 
Fantasy Literature 
Grace 
Stacy 
Greg 
Sharon 
Jon 
Heather 
Althea 
Paul 
Ellie 
C.D. 
Lin 
Destiny 
The Reading Life 
Inconsistent Pacing 
Shelley and Greg 
Melissa 
Bob  
Books On The Knob 
Jo 
Lelia 
Charlotte 
Chantale 
Suzanne 
Aimee 
Asheley 
Judith 
Grimdark Magazine 
Aaron 
Elitist Book Reviews 
Mike 
Deanna 
Sam 
Niki 
Jack 
Laura 
Rebecca 
Hamad 
Sarah 
Out Of This World Reviews 
Arielle 
Lindsey 
Drew 
Sue 
Paul 
Pat 
Starburst 
Sarah 
Quill To Live 
Eve 
Alec 
Yara 
Melissa 
Jessica 
Raquel 
Fi 
Angela 
Ranting Dragon 
Tia 
Sruth 
Melissa 
John 
Literati 
Tom 
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer 
Amanja 
Casee 
Brogan 
Ashley 
Hope 
June 
Megan 
Magen 
Vicki 
Alina 
Daisy 
Steff 
Jess 
Susan 
Anthonette 
Sophie 
Claire 
Jenni 
Maggie 
Sean 
Sam 
Dublin book review 
Jessica 
Evelyn 
Ellen 
Abby 
Books That Stay 
Neil 
OanaSFF, romance, YA, thriller
KimMost fiction (except sci-fi and some historical fiction), and medical memoirs
David and Maria MarvinSFF, thrillers, mystery, literary fiction, non fiction, children’s
DebCrime, thrillers, mystery and others if I like the look
Emma-LouiseFantasy, Supernatural, Thriller, Crime, Horror
L. S. PopovichSFF
QitaaBeeFantasy and Fiction
TerriAny genre except YA, Christian Literature and Fantasy
ANovelPage / AmritFiction
Crystal WoodScifi, fantasy, steampunk, lit-rpg, paranormal Romance, poly romance and lgbtq+
Sam(Adult & YA) Fantasy, Scifi & historical fiction

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