Our Book Review Policy

Dark Valentine reviews books that interest us, books we think will engage our readers as well. Most books we review fit under the umbrella of “dark fiction,” but we also review outside that category at times, even venturing into nonfiction.

We get a lot of free books — so many, in fact, that we prefer to introduce our readers to books they will enjoy reading rather than snark about books they won’t. We will rarely publish a review of something we hate.

The opinions expressed by our reviewers are their own, and they are objective. (In other words, we’re not paid to say nice things.) We hope that if you disagree with our ratings, or have something else to say about a review, that you will leave a comment. There’s nothing we like more than talking about books.