Review + Request Policies

Thanks for stopping by my review + request policy page!

I accept requests on a case-by-case basis.

At the moment, I am only accepting early or ARC review requests for books that are traditionally published and come out in September 2017 or later.

I love many self-published authors, but I am picky about them and my to-be-read pile is just too long at the moment to sift through requests.

I will only respond to requests that I want to accept – unfortunately, I simply get too many emails to respond to every single request. If you haven’t heard from me in three weeks, please know that I REALLY appreciate your request, but it’s not the right time or book for me.

Please send all requests to mostlyyalit@gmail.com

You can also find me on:
Twitter: @mostlyyalit 
Facebook: Facebook.com/MostlyYALit
Instagram: instagram.com/mostlyyalit

About my reviews

My reviews typically include:
  • The title of the book and author’s name in the post title
  • A picture of the cover
  • My star rating (out of 5)
  • A summary from Goodreads
  • Links to the author/book’s Goodreads page, the author’s website, and the author’s Twitter
  • How I got the book and what format I read it in
  • My thoughts on the book, which will usually consist of my reading experience, discussion of character and plot development, specific points that jumped out at me, and what I liked and didn’t like.
  • Bonuses – these are things about the book that might make people pick it up – for instance, boy protagonists, travel themes, kick-arse secondary characters…my bonuses succinctly summarize what makes the book stand out from the crowd.
  • Book Theme Song: a song that makes me think of the book, whether it’s in the lyrics or the feeling
  • The Final Word: A 150 word or less summary of my review
  • A few questions to spark discussion on the book/review

A mini-review will include all of the above except for the Bonuses and Book Theme Song.

I promote posts by tweeting them out through my Twitter account during the week I post, tagging authors and publishers, and posting them on Facebook page, Tumblr page, and Pinterest board on Books, and Google+. Sometimes I will also post a picture on my Instagram if there is a giveaway or if it’s a book I was particularly interested in.

I accept requests for:

  • Reviews
  • Blog Tours
  • Guest Posts
  • Cover reveals and book blitzes (I’m very selective about this)
  • Giveaways
  • Interviews

I read and review fiction in these categories:  

Young Adult
New Adult
Adult Fiction
Middle Grade/Children’s Lit (mini-reviews; reviewed on Goodreads first)
Romance – New Adult, Contemporary, Historical (these are almost always mini-reviews, and get reviewed on Goodreads and Amazon first)

Genres that I love and will often choose to review:

YA contemporary – my favourite genre
YA adventure/action
Literary adaptations/retellings

I sometimes like and will agree to review:

Dystopian/post-apocalyptic
Graphic Novels
Chick Lit
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary fiction

I rarely like or agree to review:

Fantasy
Horror

Some of my favorite authors (so you can get an idea of what I like): 

Gayle Forman
Emery Lord
Morgan Matson
Diana Peterfreund/Viv Daniels
Stephanie Perkins
Ally Carter
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Jeff Zentner
Courtney Milan
Sarina Bowen
Tessa Dare
Megan McCafferty

Still interested in requesting something? Email me at mostlyyalit@gmail.com

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