Authors and publishers, I’m happy to review any young adult novels that my high school students would enjoy or any adult novels that I think I would enjoy. Please read my review policy before sending a request.
I do have a Kindle and will accept limited requests for e-book reviews. Because I do put most of the books that I read in my classroom, your e-book must be available in print for me to consider accepting your request.
I enjoy reading a wide range of genres (basically anything). My favorite YA genres are contemporary, mystery, historical fiction, dystopian, sci-fi, and fantasy. My favorite adult genres are new adult, literary fiction, adult contemporary romance/chick lit, self help, psychological thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, history/historical fiction, and mystery. I’m also more than happy to review teaching pedagogy books and books about teaching English specifically.
If you are requesting a review of a book in a series, and it’s a series I have not read and do not own, 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 Leigh Bardugo, Dan Brown, Ernest Cline, Paulo Coelho, Suzanne Collins, Roald Dahl, Gillian Flynn, Kelly Gallagher, Philippa Gregory, Kristin Hannah, Colleen Hoover, Khaled Hosseini, Stephen King, Sophie Kinsella, Penny Kittle, Erik Larson, Marie Lu, Lauren Oliver, George Orwell, Jodi Picoult, Christopher Rice, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Rainbow Rowell, J. K. Rowling, Victoria Schwab, Ruta Sepetys, Curtis Sittenfeld, Andrew Smith, Nicholas Sparks, and Scott Westerfeld.
I will accept ARCs, galleys, or final books (hardcover or paperback). 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 or added to my own personal library if not appropriate for the classroom.
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 three month lead time. I will try to post ARC reviews within a month of the release date (as close to the release as I can).
I cannot 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 or donate it to someone who will enjoy it.
I am honest when I review books and will avoid spoilers (or at least give spoiler warnings!) on my blog (or hide them on GoodReads). I am 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 will post reviews to GoodReads, on my blog, and link them to my Twitter and Instagram accounts. I do not believe in giving “trigger” warnings for so many reasons, which I’m sure I’ll talk about in depth at some point on my blog.
Author Interviews/Giveaways/Blog Tours
I welcome the opportunity to participate in all of these and would love to be able to get my students involved with interviews as well.
Thank you for considering me to review your book! You can contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any book that I did not buy will be clearly labeled in my review. I do not receive monetary compensation for my reviews.