Review Policy & Disclaimer

***We are not currently accepting review queries***

All reviews posted will be cross-posted to Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing. I am open to cross-posting elsewhere as well, upon request. All reviews will be honest and will include the source of the book reviewed. All reviews will be based on my personal and professional opinion. Some reviews may include commentary on the physical (or digital) quality of the products as well as the content if appropriate (this will not be included for ARCs of any kind).

If you would like me to consider your book for review, please also consider the following list of my main interests:

YA Fiction (particularly fantasy and dystopian)

Historical Fiction / Fantasy (prior to 1900 with stories from 3000BCE to 1600 being preferred)

Retellings (almost always)

Fantasy (high/epic mostly)

Contemporary Poetry (emphasis on poetics and craft)

Literary Fiction

Graphic Novels (almost always)

Academic texts on Literature, History, or Humanities (almost always)

Science Fiction (occasionally)

Children’s books (occasionally)

Memoir (only sometimes)

I will consider books from categories outside of those listed with a more discerning  look. I will be reviewing books from my personal library as well, which should help you to get an idea of my reading habits.

I will accept eBooks (ePub preferred, though PDF is acceptable for shorter— under 200 pages— books), and print books (I am in Canada). I will also be VERY happy to accept and review audiobooks (digital files only).

I will NOT, without exception, accept any template-based erotica or romance books.

I will NOT, without exception, accept “fiction” that is actually just religious propaganda, and that goes for any and all religious messages.

I will neither sell nor upload any of the books I receive for review.

Acceptance of a book for review does not mean that I will give the book a positive review, if I read a book all the way through, I will post negative reviews on Goodreads, Amazon and LibraryThing though never with malice. If I do not finish a book I will post nothing and will email to inform the author or publisher of that fact. I will not post negative reviews on this blog.

I will not, at this time, accept interviews, or host giveaways, though I hope that will change in the future.

If you are a publisher, publicist, or author and would like me to consider your book for review, contact me at cavehominemuniuslibri (at) gmail (dot) com and include the media kit, title, cover, and links to the book page on Amazon or Goodreads.

Do NOT send me copies of the book before I have accepted the request. If I do not respond to a request within 7 days, you may give me a little nudge, but only ONE please, I am busy, and I may not have had time to review the request. If I am pestered beyond this, I will deny the request and any further requests from the author or publisher that is doing the pestering.


All books reviewed on this blog were either in my personal library, provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review, or borrowed from my local library.