Hello, and thank you for your interest in having your book reviewed on Hope's Bookshelf! Due to my school schedule, work schedule, and my review pile now, I am only accepting a small number of books for review.
Genres and Forms Reviewed:
Hope's Bookshelf is a young adult/middle grade review site. I will not be accepting adult novels unless they have young adult crossover appeal.
I read pretty much every genre of book. I am not very picky about the genre. I do read some science fiction, however it just depends on if the topic of the particular book appeals to me.
The only categories I am not accepting for review right now are adult books (unless they have crossover appeal), non-fiction novels, and biographies/autobiographies/memoirs. Sorry!
I am also not accepting any self published books or e-books of any kind (this includes .pdf's, or books to be read on any reading device such as Amazon's Kindle).
I will respond as soon as possible to the review requests sent to me.
As most of you understand, this blog is my hobby. It is not my job, and I do not get paid from it. Because of this, I do have a job, and I am also still in school. With all of this, I keep myself pretty busy. At this time, I cannot guarantee that I will review any books that I accept. I will try my hardest, but sometimes it just does not happen.
I cannot guarantee that your book will be reviewed by it's review date. I try my hardest to get all books reviewed by the review date, or in the week after, but this does not always happen. If you request a date specifically then you will most likely have your book reviewed on the date that you request.
My reviews start out with a picture of the cover on the left hand side.
The first two to three paragraphs are a summary of the novel. The summary will be from Goodreads, unless you tell me differently and have a different summary that you would like me to post. If that is the case, then you will have to tell me where you want it to come from/send me the summary yourself.
Following the summary is a two to three paragraph review of the book. I focus on both what I liked and what I didn't like in the novel. My reviews are honest reviews. If you are looking for a place that gives just good reviews, this is not the right blog. That being said, I do focus on both what I liked and did not like, so generally the review will not be all bad (or all good).
All of my reviews are also posted on Amazon and Goodreads.
Interviews, Giveaways, Etc.:
I love promoting authors on my blog. That's what I am here to do. I am open to doing interviews, guest blogs, giveaways, or anything else you are planning. I will be involved with blog tours or other promotions that you have going on for your release.
If you have any more questions, send me an e-mail and I will respond as soon as possible.
Last updated on July 9, 2011.