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 am trying to expand it, however, to include children's books such as easy readers and picture books. However, I will not be accepting any adult books 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. Lately, I have been trying to write my own summaries. However, if I have a busy day ahead, or I am just not comfortable writing the summary (the reasoning being I do not want to have spoilers, etc.) then the summary comes from amazon.com.
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).
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 June 6, 2010.