Review Policy & Contact

Thank you in advance if you are considering us to read your books. I love sharing what the girls and I think about books and reading and I also enjoy the discussion with others.

If you think we could be a fit for you please

  • email me at lilyandthefae {at} or
  • fill out the contact form below, or
  • DM me on Twitter

We are based in the UK and my children (aged 8 and 5) and I would be delighted to consider Physical ARCs and post-publication review copies in the following groups:

  • Picture Books
  • Early Chapter/Young Readers especially Highly Illustrated
  • Middle Grade
  • Children’s Graphic Novels
  • Children’s Non-Fiction Including Education related KS1 and lower KS2 books
  • Interactive non-fiction
  • some Young Adult
  • In the Picture Books to Middle Grade we are quite happy to read across a wide range of genres but our faevorite interests include
    • Fairy-tales and Fabulism
    • Adventure
    • Magic, especially witches and fairies!
    • Mystery & Detectives
    • Historical fiction
    • Nature centred and eco-fabulist tales
    • Animals,
    • Fantasy
    • Engineering and Science
    • Highly illustrated chapter and middle grade
    • Middle grade Graphic Novels

    For this blog we will not consider Self-Published, New Adult or Adult Fiction nor anything overtly religious in message.

    All books are accepted on a review consideration basis. I am a fast reader and the girls enjoy books every day but as I’m first and foremost mum. I cannot, unfortunately, guarantee to standalone review every book but those we enjoy will feature.

    Reviews are honest and feature a consideration of the experience, the themes the book explores and an overall expression of enjoyment by the Fae and/or myself depending on the book and it’s audience.
    We are very supportive of the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign so we will always endeavour to include consideration or reference to the illustrator and/or designer if the information is available. Similarly we will credit translators if possible.

    I will cross post reviews to Good Reads, Amazon (where I am a Top Contributor for Children’s Books) and Toppsta. I post bookpost and reading pictures and sometimes reading comments to my Twitter account of new books tagging authors, illustrators and publishers where possible and am starting to dabble in Bookstagram!

    Any books provided free for review purposes will carry a thank you disclaimer.

    Thank you for reading! If you think we are a fit please contact us by filling out the form below.