Rating & Reviewing

Happy Summer!

Thank you so much for stopping by! However, I regret to say that due to summer school and wedding planning, Rayleigh will not be accepting book review requests for the next few months. If you are still waiting on a review from her, don’t worry, you’re still on her list and have not been forgotten! It just might take some time due to the unexpected life events.

If you are in no hurry for a review and would like to be put on a waiting list and contacted by Valerie or AnnaScott, please feel free to go ahead and submit your request!

ALL books will be read and reviewed on a “first come, first serve” basis. When you send in a request for your book to be reviewed on Literature Approved, you are agreeing that any of the Contributor reviewers may read and review your book. For more details visit the Partner & Contributor Reviewers page.

Our reviewing and rating is based on Christian morals however we do not review only Christian books and seek out general market books as well. Our meaning of “Christian-based” review is:

To reveal morals and values portrayed in a story, as well as to make note of how high the graphic, sexual, and explicit language is (if any), so that readers can choose books according to their personal and/or religious preferences.

Horror and Erotica will NOT be considered by any of our reviewers. 

Books that include *any* sex scenes, intense gore, and an overwhelming amount of cursing will see a several star reduction regardless if the story was good or not. When an author submits his/her book to our reviewers, we are trusting that you know this and make judgement on whether it is a good match for our site.

Note: Your book may contain some language and action, as well as some sexual content—absolutely no scenes however—and if you feel that it is not explicit, you may submit it. If in doubt, feel free to submit your inquiry with a content guide and we will let you know if it is too explicit for our site.


If rated 3 stars or above, we focus on the positive elements of the book, but will ALWAYS mention cursing, sexual scenes/comments, graphic violence, etc. that was present (if any) even though we may have liked the book in general.

If rated 2 and below, then obviously, we were not fond of it and the review will be more focused on explaining the low rating, though we generally try to be gracious in negative reviews by mentioning the few (if any) aspects of the book that we did like.


We rate and review children’s books based off of family qualities and learning opportunities. In our opinion, a book read to a child needs to be more than just a story; it needs to have lessons on that child’s level, well-done pictures, and to have engaging writing. Kids need to be read to in order for them to grasp a love for learning and reading at a young age. So the books that we read and review will be rated on how useful to the children they are, with 1 star being rubbish and 5 stars being very educational.


We always post our reviews on AMAZON as well as GOODREADS so there is no need to ask us to do so in your inquiry email. Also, we only post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads (and here of course) so please don’t ask for other websites (Barnes&Noble is the only exception upon request).

All of our reviews will be shared ONCE on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest 🙂 Thanks!