POLICIES AND VERDICTS

GENERAL POLICY
Hi Blurbies! *waves* As you may all know, my blog is mostly Young Adult. Yep, mostly. That is because I still review Adult, New Adult and Middle Grade genres here as well. Non-fiction, Religious, Erotica or Self-help books are not reviewed under The Bookaholic Blurbs. I am also rarely reviewing Kindle formats but unfortunately, I am not currently going to review self-published books due to traumatic experience unless I agreed to or if I volunteered to.

Please expect that I would only give honest feedback. I understand that there are books that I may dislike but I would try to give transparent reviews so as to avoid influencing others negatively. Rest assured that only books would be reviewed and not the authors. Also, I am not a professional reviewer thus the reviews I post are all based on how I feel toward what I read. I do not get paid in doing this. (Wouldn't it be nice if I were though HAHA). You won't see me commenting about the technicalities of grammar but just pure feels.

98% of the books I post here are all mine. (See Stacking the Shelves). The other 2% would be the ones from awesome and generous publishers, authors, giveaway hosts, friends or family.
GIVEAWAYS
As long as you're in the right age for all of this, you can join! I will never be liable if the courier lost or damaged the package. During giveaways,  I painstakingly check if all entries are valid. Shipping for international winners may take time but for local winners, I normally use Xend as the courier.
AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PUBLICISTS
If you want me to review a book and you would need some blog statistics, kindly shoot me an email and I would gladly respond: thebookaholicblurbs [at] yahoo [dot] com
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"Dear Blogger" or "Dear The Bookaholic Blurbs",
or if you send me messages via comments/DM on IG, Facebook or Twitter,
or if you clearly did not read my General Policy,
YOU WILL BE AUTO-IGNORED.
Am sorry.
VERDICT GUIDES

I added this July of 2013 and this is the HIGHEST FORM of rating I could ever bestow upon a book. Either the book shook the truth in me, moved my insides, turned my legs into noodles, put me in a 2-day shock or had me cram for all justifying adjectives in the literary world to express my love for it, then the book is simply IT. The book I adored. The PERFECT one. THE ABSOLUTE TTB BOOK!

This means I loved the novel so much that I get book hangover for days. There's this punch in the stomach effect!

I loved the novel and would also recommend it. One star less means that I find a little flaw in it or the punch is missing.

I liked the novel. Two star less means that I think there might be an improvement in a certain part of the novel. Or I liked it and that's it.

Succession of disappointments all around. Might be not the way I expected it to be or most probably, the story is underwhelming to me.

A novel that completely annoyed and disappointed me in every aspect I get to question myself. There's hate for the characters thrown in there.

A Series of Unfortunate Reads = DNF. No matter what I do, I just can't go on and follow through what I started because everything about the book is absolutely ulk.