Review Policy

Authors and publishers, I’m happy to review any young adult novels that my high school students would enjoy.  Please read my review policy before sending a request.

E-BOOKS: I do have a Kindle and will accept some requests for ebook reviews.  Because all of the books I read are put in my classroom, your ebook must be available in print for me to consider accepting your request.

READING PREFERENCES: I especially enjoy contemporary fiction, as do my students.  I also enjoy paranormal fantasy and the like.  I will also accept requests for dystopian novels and books written in verse.  I’m very picky about sci-fi and high fantasy, because while I do want to include these in my class library, I have a hard time enjoying them.  Note: If you are requesting a review of a book in a series, and it’s a series I have not read, I will request that you send any book(s) that come before it so I can write an accurate review.

Some authors I enjoy are A.S. King, Sara Zarr, Kody Keplinger, Rachel Hawkins, Geoff Herbach, Veronica Roth, Matthew Quick, Lisa Schroeder, Stephanie Perkins, Courtney Summers, Holly Cupula, Kimberly Derting, Neal Shusterman, Patrick Ness and more.

I do not accept requests for self-published and non-fiction novels.

I will accept ARCs, Uncorrected Proofs, Galleys, or final books (hardcover or paperbacks).  Any book I receive will not be sold.  It will be added to my classroom library for my students and other teachers to read and enjoy.

TIME FRAME: I will try my best to have a review ready to post in a timely manner, but I am a teacher first.  This means that my students, lesson plans, grading, etc. always come first.  If you have a specific date request, I’d appreciate a two-three month lead time. I try to post ARC reviews within a month of its release (as close to the release as I can).

I can’t guarantee a book will be reviewed because if I do not like a book, I won’t always take the time to finish it for the above reasons.  If I can, I will attempt to send it on to another blogger who will enjoy it.

REVIEWS: I am honest in my reviews and avoid spoilers.  I’m straightforward in my reasons for why I did or did not like a book, so my readers can make their own assumptions based on  my review.  I also post my reviews on Goodreads and link them to my Twitter and personal Facebook account.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS/BLOG TOURS: I welcome the opportunity to participate in all of these.  Right now most of the author interviews that take place are part of my Students Want to Know feature involving my students interviewing 2012 debut authors.  This will hopefully continue with the 2012 debut authors.

Thank you for considering YA Love to review your book!  You can contact me (Sarah) here:

Email:  lovingyalit [at] gmail [dot] com

**FULL DISCLOSURE**  Any book that I did not buy, I label in my review.  I do not receive any monetary compensation for my reviews.

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