Policies & Disclosure

~ Review PolicyGiveaway Policy ~ Disclosure ~

Review Policy

Hello Authors and Publicists

Thank you for visiting Orandi et Legendi. I am currently open for review consideration requests for physical and digital books. I would greatly prefer physical copies.

All reviews will include the following:

  • publication details including title, author, summary and publisher
  • cover image
  • links to Goodreads, Amazon, and the Book Depository (as applicable)
  • my honest opinion on the title

All reviews will be cross-posted on Goodreads and Amazon. Unless otherwise requested, reviews are typically posted within a month before or after the publication date. I try to post reviews within a week of publication, but that isn’t always possible.

However, I cannot guarantee how soon a book may be read. I have a life that involves things other than reading and reviewing. There is always a possibility that it may take me a few months to read and review any book sent to me for review consideration.

Typical Genres

Please see my bookshelf for an example of the books I typically read.

Most often I will consider Catholic books on hagiography, theology, and spirituality.

I most often consider Young Adult books in the following genres (including sub-genres):

  • fantasy
  • historical fiction
  • fairy tale retellings
  • science fiction
  • paranormal

I will typically not read books with a heavy romance or erotica.

Please Remember

Accepting a book for review consideration does not mean that I will read and review the title. The titles I accept are for review consideration and I reserve the right not to read or review a title for any reason.

I will never sell an advanced reading copy. For physical copies, I may offer the book as part of a giveaway or pass it on to another reader. For digital copies, I will delete the book after I have read and reviewed it.

Star Rating Scale

As everyone has a slightly different meaning for their star rating scale, I will share mine with you. My star rating scale is as follows:

  • ★★★★★ – I LOVED IT!
  • ★★★★☆ – I Really Liked It
  • ★★★☆☆ – I Liked It
  • ★★☆☆☆ – I Didn’t Really Like It
  • ★☆☆☆☆ – I Didn’t Like It At All

If you would like me to consider a book for review,

please email me at amanda(at)catholicamanda(dot)com or send a request through my contact page.

Giveaway Policy

You have to be at least 18 years old. I’m in the United States and don’t want to get into the legal stuff with minors. If you are under 18, you need to be at least 16 and have parental permission. If you are younger than that, log out of Rafflecopter using the little menu on the upper right of the giveaway widget and have your parent/guardian log in.

The winner will be chosen by random via Rafflecopter. Once the giveaway winner is contacted, they have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. If the giveaway is a Kindle ebook, you have to be able to receive Kindle ebooks with a valid email address.


This blog and all posts may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make content like this. Thank you for your support.

All content belongs to me unless otherwise stated. Pictures from other sources will link to those sources. All cover images will link to Goodreads or my review which then links to Goodreads.

Please don’t take anything from this site without permission. That’s called stealing and isn’t very nice.

Occasionally I receive books for review consideration. These books come from NetGalley, Blogging for Books, the publisher, or the author and are tagged in my reviews as such. Each review from one of these sources also contains a disclosure statement after the review. The receipt of a book for review consideration does not affect the content of my reviews.