Review Policy

Books and Literature for Teens has been on the web now since February 19th, 2009. Blogging and reviewing has not only become my hobby, but a great part of my life as well. I really have enjoyed recommending books to teens and playing a part in the role of promoting YA, writing, and reading.

What I Will Read for Review
Since BLT is a Young Adult blog I mainly review teen books. When it comes to reading for reviewing, I may be a little more picky about what I pick up. Genres I will read are:
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction (one of my favorites)
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Christian Teen Fiction
  • Middle Grade books
  • Nonfiction for YA or other Young Readers
I do accepted ARCs! I don't readily accept self-published books without a good synopsis, but I will consider any offers regarding a self-published YA novel only. Please see my About Page for more details on my favorite kinds of books, likes and dislikes!

What I Won't Read for Review
With the occasional exception for paranormal fiction, I do not accept the following types of books for review: adult titles, fad-type books like "Gossip Girl", e-books, memoirs, or anything that promotes drugs, violence, teen sex, or drinking.

How I Rate/Review Books
My reviews will be serious yet modern, honest and reflect how I feel about the book. In my review I tend to present the good things first and then the downsides (if any). The last paragraph is where you'll find my recommendation. I rate the books on how much I liked it and what kind of content the book contained. I cannot guarantee that your book will get a 5 star rating or even a good review. I happen to be pretty strict when it comes to book content. If the novel has bad language, too many sexual situations, encouraging drug use or teen drinking of any sort, it will 2 or 1 star rating. (See my content rating scale)

Accepting and Requesting
  • I am more than happy to review books that publishers or authors send me. If you contact me, I will usually respond. Please be sure the subject line in the email looks like a review request and not junk mail. Because I am busy during the school year, allow at least a month for me to read and review a book.
  • Any books I request from an author or publishing company will be reviewed in a timely manner. If I review an ARC, I usually post the review shortly before or around the release date. If you have a specific date you want the review to be posted, please be sure to let me know, otherwise I will post it whenever convenient.

Book Tours & Contests
I have participated in several book tours (Tundra, Sourcebooks) and hosted contests for the cool people at Big Honcho Media and Random House. If you would like BLT to do a blog tour and/or contest, please don't hesitate to ask.

Blog Traffic
We get an average of 70-100 unique visitors a day. The number of Blogger followers is to your right and I have a growing number of eReader/email subscribers.

Other Places You Can Find Me
Besides posting my reviews here on my blog, I try to keep other network places updated. You can find my reviews and updates on:
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