Update (9/27/2011): I am currently not accepting any self-published books for review. While I do read self published books, most of which I adore, my inbox is currently overflowing with review requests – most of which I have to decline. I will hopefully reopen to review requests soon…so check back!
Thank you for taking the time to read my review policy.
I read because I enjoy it. I review the books I read because I know it helps readers and authors: readers get to discover new books, while authors are able to gain some promotion on their work. This isn’t work for me, its fun. On that note, I can’t promise that all of my reviews will be detailed breakdowns of the book. I prefer for readers to experience the book for themselves, after all that’s where the magic is in reading. I can promise that my reviews will be honest and timely. With each review I post I will include the book description*, page count, publisher, release date, and pre-order/buy links. If applicable, I will also include the book trailer in the post.
It’s very rare that I don’t finish a book. If I don’t, however, I will state it in my review (as I will review what I did read) and I will make sure to state why the book wasn’t for me, but also who may enjoy the book. I never want to bash an author or their work (or a publisher for that matter). I know there is a lot of hard work that goes into each story and I’d rather praise it instead of bashing it.
*I take the description directly from Goodreads.com, the jacket flap, or the publisher’s website.
YA Book Haven is a blog centering on Young Adult novels, but you may also see some ‘adult’ novels being reviewed on here too! It won’t be often, but every now and again I will have an adult novel to review and I’ll make sure to state it is an adult novel for the readers.
Genres that I prefer are:
- contemporary fiction
- science fiction
The following are books in which I am not interested:
- nonfiction: autobiographies/biographies/memoirs
- titles with religious undertones
Please read the following:
By accepting a novel it does not guarantee that the novel will be read, or that I will post a review.
Novels that I request personally will have precedence over all other titles.
I am currently accepting books for review. I will accept self published books if they interest me (please e-mail me or use the contact form below).
I am happy to host giveaways on YA Book Haven. I try to host a contest at least once a month. I usually provide the prizes (books I loved, ARCs I have multiple copies of, and so forth), but if you’d like to supply something for a giveaway I’d be more than happy to host it!
The contest policy has been updated as of August 2011 please make sure to check it out!
As with giveaways, I’m more than happy to host a blog tour or an interview.
If you are interested in doing an author interview, I do request that a copy of your novel be sent with ample time to read before the questions need to be submitted.
How long will it take for you to review my book?
I have a reading schedule I adhere to. Since I have such a huge list of books in my to-be read/reviewed pile, I need to keep to a schedule. If I requested the book for review, that review will be posted ASAP. All other reviews are posted according to release date. I make sure reviews are posted at the latest a week before a books release.
Disclosure: Almost all of the books I receive for review are provided by the publisher or the author. I do not accept/receive monetary compensation for my reviews. I am a part of Amazon Associates. All of the Amazon links on my blog provide a very *small* profit when used.
My E-mail: NLSobon (at) gmail (dot) com