Book Review Policy

The Reader and the Chef is currently accepting physical review copies ONLY. Our digital review list is pretty long and we can't take any more at the moment, unless we personally request them. However, we are open for author interviews, guest posts and will consider joining blog tours. Shoot us an email!

Please read our likes and dislikes before sending in your review request.

What we like:
Young Adult and New Adult books (both indie and traditional) in different genres: Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy, Paranormal and a few others. A few examples:
  • The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  • The Goddess Test series by Aimée Carter
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Lichgates by S.M. Boyce
  • The Soul Screamer's series by Rachel Vincent
We also read from time to time Middle Grade and Adult books. Note that in Adult books we don't like Erotica, it makes us uncomfortable, sorry!  Kissing and barely there steamy scenes are alright.

I own a Kindle and a Kobo Glo e-reader so I can read both .mobi and .epub formats. If you would like to send us a physical book for review (we live in Mexico), please email us to ask for our address.

About our reviews:
Melissa (the reader)
I'm just an avid reader who likes to talk about books. All my reviews are my honest thoughts and I, in no way, intend to offend the author. I'm not usually mean or harsh because I don't believe this is the right way to talk about a book. I'll just state what I liked in them and what didn't do it for me.

Reviews will be posted here, on Goodreads and on Amazon (sometimes at Barnes & Noble and Kobo if author/publisher desires). I'll also promote them via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: Melissa (that's me!) is the main reviewer of The Reader and the Chef, but you have to know that my sister (a.k.a. The Chef) will have access to the titles sent to me and might be the one to review a few of them if I consider I won't be able to read them sooner.

For review requests, email us at: (you can address it to Melissa).

Thanks for taking the time to read this!