Bittenbybooklust started out primarily as an Y.A influenced blog back in 2010, but since then I pride myself on showcasing a number of different genre’s and books both Fiction and Non-Fiction. On this site I will review both Young Adult literature and Adult Literature in many varieties. I review books that I have purchased primarily but am welcome to ARC copies and frequently review books granted access from http://www.netgalley.com. I also participate in blog tours. All my reviews and ratings are 100% honest and I am not biased on the bases of where I receive my books.
Publishers, Authors and Publicists
Please note: As a reader and reviewer I aim to keep up to date with my reviews prior to their release dates. However as I do have other commitments, time can sometimes be strained as can the mood in which I am able to read books. Please be patient as I will review every book I have received and if I cannot finish the book you will be notified and I will not review it on my blog.
I will read: Most Speculative fiction, Horror, Paranormal and Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Contemporary, Science Fiction, Inspirational, Erotica, Graphic Novels, Historical, Romance, Chick-lit, Creative Writing or craft, Mythology and New Age Spiritual.
I will not read: Family and Parenting books, Poetry, Home and Garden, Heavily Religious text, Sports, History, Politics, Business and Investing, Computers, Science, Internet and Text books.
Feel free to contact me via my hotmail account: Blake.Constance@hotmail.com. Please make sure that you appropriately label the subject as Review book or Recommendation.
All reviews will be posted on Good Reads, this blog, Amazon and will be mentioned on Twitter if I recommend it as a 5 star books. I also have a coinciding YouTube channel with this blog as well as a collaborative channel – which is hosted by me and the lovely Deb from DebrasBookCafe
Below are links to where you can find me.
How I Rate Graphic Novels
I rate graphic novels is a little different to what I would a normal fiction or non-fiction book. Below are the things that I look for that reflect on getting a higher rating [5 stars] from me.
· Does the artwork relate to the story? Does it emit any emotion in me? Do I appreciate it as art?· Are the characters realistic in nature to the story? Do I like them and if I dislike them are they still relatable?· Is it funny? Does it make me smile, laugh, get me fired up or make me question life? Does it make me think?· Would I recommend it to anyone that I know? Regardless of whether they are a fan of Graphic Novels or not?· Does the English translation come across clear and concise and can I understand and follow the story without frustration of confusion.
· Is it original or does it have a unique story line?
How I Rate Novels
This is a list of things I look for when I have finished reading a book. Below are the things I look for that reflect on getting a higher rating [5 stars] from me.
· Is it refreshing and provoking? Is it a unique story and if not is a refreshing take on a different story?· Are the characters realistic in nature to the story? Do I like them and if I dislike them are they still relatable?· Is it funny? Does it make me smile, laugh, get me fired up or make me question life? Does it make me think?· Would I recommend it to anyone that I know? Regardless of whether they are a fan of the genre or even if they are?· Did I enjoy the authors writing style?· Was the story believable?· Does the novel make me want to read other works of fiction written by the author or want to continue with the series?