Review Policy

About Our Reviews

Reviews are the honest opinions of the reviewer and no one else's (This is not a book recommendation or promotion site).

Included in the reviews:
  • a cover image
  • relevant links and information
  • personal thoughts
  • sometimes quotes (without spoilers)
All reviews will be posted at Busy Bee's Book Review, Amazon, and Goodreads.

We are currently accepting print books (including ARCs), e-books, e-readers, and e-reader programs for review and contests.

We are open to giving interviews and having guest posts.

The Books Reviewed
We are open to most genres but we prefer (in no particular order, nor limited to)
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Mysteries
  • Romance
  • Pagancentric
  • Paranormal
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Contemporary Fantasy
  • Young Adult {16+}
  • Series (see rules before submitting a book that is part of a series)
  • Mythology
  • Folklore
Genres not accepted:
  • Children's Books
  • Education
  • Homeschooling
  • Biology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Wicca
  • Witchcraft
  • Tarot
  • Muslim fiction/non-fiction
  • Christian fiction/non-fiction
  • New Age
  • Self-help
  • Hate-Speech Books
  • Audiobooks
Guest Reviewer Information and Guidelines
Books/e-books, etc. may be reviewed by a guest reviewer after a previous work is reviewed by senior staff. Guest reviewers will have no fear about publishing their review even if the viewpoint differs from our opinions, their work and opinions are valued highly. If accepted as a Guest Reviewer they are welcome to add a link to their page at the conclusion of their review. Senior staff reserve the right to remove the review if it is inappropriate (hateful, profanity, etc.).

Second Opinion Reviews
Even if we don't like or like a particular book, etc. everyone has their opinion and we are willing to post information leading to differing opinion if it follows the below criteria.
  • Only one Second Opinion Review per Review Material
  • If a Second Opinion Review is accepted (hateful speech and profanity will be unacceptable) the original review will be edited to include a link to your Second Opinion Review.
  • The point of a Second Opinion Review is to present a differing opinion and thus must be contrary to the review already published here. Basically, if reviewed favorably here you must review it critically.
  • You do not need to be an established reviewer or even have your own blog, all well thought out reviews will be considered. If you have no blog or website you wish to refer to but would like your Second Opinion Review feel free to contact us through the contact page.
Submission For Review
Honesty and quality is important on this site both for our readers as well as the authors that are being reviewed. When you submit your request here, you are soliciting an opinion, something which everyone is entitled to whether it is positive or negative.

If your book or e-book are part of a series, we would really prefer to read the books in order. The reason being is that each book in a series adds to the overall story. So if the book you would like reviewed is part of a series that we have not read, we would appreciate being provided with a copy of each previous book. Each book will then be individually reviewed if it is accepted. This will enable us to provide a more thorough review of your books both on their own and as part of the overall series.

Submission of materials (if accepted) does not guarantee a review and if we choose not to review the materials they will not be returned.

Reviews are not pulled or stopped if the author, the publisher, or submitter does not like the review they receive or change their mind. Reviews are only pulled if they are not acceptable, and are only deemed so if they are hateful or filled with profanity, otherwise all reviews are published on this site.

Due to different types of materials and reading styles there is NO guarantee of time frame on finished reviews. ARCs are the exception to this rule, they will be published the week prior to their release (or sooner) depending on the conversation between the submitter and the reviewer and the arrival of the materials. Often books may not by picked up for up to a month sometimes longer for review depending on the material and demand of reviews. If needed in conjunction with an event, request will be evaluated by the reviewer .

Most materials should be assumed were acquired by us unless otherwise indicated. Any materials received for review on this site was sent for free by the author, publisher or third party to the reviewer as a review copy. The person who provided the materials will be given the opportunity to have links to their website included with the review. Under no circumstances will payment for reviews or product endorsements be accepted.

All original written content on Flying Off The Shelves Reviews is copyrighted and owned by Beth Negri. Permission to use content will be granted only with approval by the reviewer (in writing), and a link back to the review or site. Permission to post our content in any form and charge for it is expressly forbidden.

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