Review Policy and Rating System

Welcome to Mind of Luxe! I currently do not accept book review requests from authors, publicists and publishers. I am grateful for every request I receive, but please keep in mind that a request does not necessarily mean that I will be able to review your book.

If the book is a part of a series I don’t own and haven’t started, I may also need the other books. I accept e-Books/e-ARCs, and if you don’t mind shipping to the Philippines, print ARCs and finished copies are appreciated too.

Also, I try my best to include trigger warnings in my reviews although I am still learning in this area. I would appreciate any help on this one.

As of now, I review Young Adult and New Adult books in various genres. My favorites are thrillers, mystery, contemporary romance, fantasy and dystopia.

Full disclaimer: I am in no way a professional when it comes to reviewing books. I am doing this from mere passion and love for novels.

If you have a book that you would want me to review, please feel free to get in touch! You can email me at mindofluxe[at]gmail[dot]com or use the contact form in my blog and I will try to respond in a timely manner. Thank you!

Here is a list of what my reviews include:

  • Information about the book (Title, Author, Series status if applicable, Publication Date, Genres)
  • Goodreads link
  • IndieBound link
  • Amazon link
  • Barnes & Noble link
  • Book Depository link
  • Author’s Goodreads link
  • Synopsis/Summary from Goodreads (or you can provide your own)
  • My rating out of 5 stars
  • My review

Where I’ll be putting up or sharing my reviews:


5 out of 5 stars – An absolutely wonderful book. A must-read/favorite book that I will personally recommend to my friends!

4 out of 5 stars – Great book, did not disappoint! I recommend it.

3 out of 5 stars – An enjoyable book. Has it’s ups and downs and may be lacking at some aspects for me, but it’s still worth checking out.

2 out of 5 stars – ‘Meh,’ not particularly bad but not that enjoyable either. Borrow from a friend or library if you really like the story’s plot.

1 out of 5 stars – I did not like the book. Maybe it’s not just for me.