I will gladly accept books for review! I accept ARCs and finished copies. I occasionally read e-books on my computer, but I prefer physical copies.
If you are an author or publisher and would like me to review your book, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind that I am located in The Netherlands if you want to send me a physical copy.
I do NOT accept self-published books.
The genres I prefer to read and review are anything within the YA genre, really: contemporary/realistic fiction, fantasy, science-fiction, adventure, and dystopia. I also occasionally read adult fiction, and within that, mostly contemporary, science-fiction, and dystopia.
This does not automatically exclude other genres.
I will provide a 100% honest review, whether positive or negative. If I do not like a book, I will say so, but I will talk about the book and give an explanation as to why I didn’t like it. My reviews will always be respectful and I would never attack an author.
I post reviews here, as well as on Goodreads and The Book Depository website. I can not guarantee that I review your book (at all or within a certain time period), but I will try my best to keep review books on the top of my To Be Read Pile. I take my synopsis either from Goodreads or the jacket flap/back cover of the book.
If a book is not the start of a series and I don’t own the other ones, I would appreciate if you could provide the previous books.
I would also be very glad to host giveaways, author interviews or guest posts.
How I Rate
★★★★★ = I absolutely loved it
★★★★☆ = I really liked it
★★★☆☆ = I liked it
★★☆☆☆ = It was okay, (just not for me)
★☆☆☆☆ = I didn’t like it
Blog Stats (Last Updated: May 17, 2013)
- I started Lauren Reads YA in February 2012.
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- This blog is my own personal book blog, written and edited by myself only, unless stated otherwise.
- The books I review are received from authors, publishers, libraries, and/or bought by myself. I do not receive money in exchange for book reviews/recommendations/mentions, unless stated otherwise.