As a rule, we try to avoid spoilers (giving away twists and turns in the book) in our reviews. When we do feel the need to include spoilers, we do our best to hide them behind a spoiler tag, like so: show
When the spoilers are so general or enough of our reaction to the book is so dependent on them that we cannot simply hide the spoilers behind a spoiler tag, we will always warn for spoilers before the cut tag. In other words, before you click “More,” it’ll say “Warning: Spoilers behind this cut.” This is rare, but it happens.
There are two exceptions to this policy:
#1: Spoilers in comments: We love to encourage conversation in our comments section, and sometimes that involves giving away plot points. People are allowed to post spoilers in their comments, so if you want to make sure you don’t see a spoiler, do not read past the end of the review! (The comments section begins with the green text reading either “Leave a Comment” or “1 comment.”)
#2: Big spoilers for extremely popular/successful/famous books: These will not be hidden or warned for. That means we might talk about how Snape killed Dumbledore, Vader is Luke’s father, and Bruce Willis is a ghost without warning you about it ahead of time. If you think you’re the last person alive who hasn’t read the book but you really don’t want to know what happens, be wary.