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I am an honest reviewer and author. I write high fantasy stories, as well as other different genres. I use my blog mostly to post my thoughts on books and promote my own stories. Every once in awhile, I feature an author for an interview or some other kind of activity.

Netgalley Badges: Professional Reader, Twenty-Five Reviews, Top Reviewer, Eighty Percent Feedback or Better Rate

What Am I Looking For?
I am looking for new and exciting books and authors. I enjoy a wide range of books-so even if it's not a genre that I read, I may enjoy it.

For fiction, I focus mostly on young adult, fantasy, and supernatural. I do also enjoy the cheesy romance and scary story every once in awhile. I will also read seasonal books-Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.

For nonfiction, things are a little different. I am interested in ancient and medieval history, the American Civil War, American Revolution, and the World Wars. I really do not care about the Stone Age nor am I really interested in science. I usually focus on history, but I will read biographies and memoirs. I am also a member of Our Shared Shelf and do read those books. I will not read books that bash our current president-so don't even ask me. Also with nonfiction, I do not read textbook like material. Please, keep it interesting.

Review Policy
All reviews and author interview requests will be served on a first come first serve basis. You're name will be added to a list. Length of time for review and interview wait will depend upon your position on the list. Netgally, Penguin First Reads, blog tours, and those authors who provide a due date will be served first based on date.
Authors and publishers must provide me with a free copy of the book if a review is requested. I only take the following formats: print, Kindle book/doc, and PDF. When sending me a PDF, in the event that I cannot get it to open, I will contact you. It is up to you to provide me another means of reviewing your book.
Reviews will be posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and my blog page. Netgalley reviews will also be turned into Netgalley. If you wish for your review to be posted on other sites, you must request it. Reviews and author interviews may also be used for promotional uses. Credit must be given.

I am an honest reviewer. I will not sugar coat what I think about your book. Please do not send me hate mail for a low review rating. I am reviewing your book, not you.

For book reviews, I use a five star rating system, which is listed below.

Rating Scale:
1 Star: Um...No...Just No.
2 Star: Um..I still didn't like it and think it's a waste of time.
3 star: Eh...It was okay, not anything great.
4 star: I liked it, but it was just not a five rating.
5 star: Amazing!

And these are a few of my favourite things...

TV: Once Upon A Time, Revolution, Pretty Little Liars, The Carrie Diaries, Bunheads, Teen Wolf, Full House, Heartland (CBC), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The 100, Reign, Game of Thrones, Knightfall

Books: Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy, Hunger Games, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Night World, Divergent, Trylle , The Forbidden Game, Infernal Devices, The 100, Sarah Dessen, Dan Jones, Suzzanah Lipscomb, Bettany Hughes, Morgan Matson, An Ember in the Ashes, The Gisha World, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Red Queen

Movies: Tangled, Little Red Riding Hood, The Hunger Games, Les Miserables, Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton movies, Harry Potter, Frozen, Disney movies

Music: Nightwish, Tarja, Within Temptation, Breaking Benjamin, Lacuna Coil, Sirenia ,Nemesea, Apocalyptic, , After Forever, Delain, Epica, Dark Sarah

Where Else Can You Find Me?

Goodreads: Alyson Serena Stone

Fanfiction: Aphrodite-Venus-u.k

National Novel Writing Month: AlysonSerenaStone

Youtube: Alyson Serena Stone

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