We are open to receiving Advance Reading Copies and Review Copies of YA literature. We will accept all genres of YA literature, though our preferred genres are fantasy, dysoptian and contemporary realistic fiction. We also love audiobooks. We are not accepting non-fiction or picture books at this time.
We cannot guarantee a review of every book we receive. We are open and honest with our reviews and thus cannot promise to give every book a positive review. All reviews are shared via cathishaw.com, goodreads.com, amazon.com and linked to on Facebook and Twitter. Reviewers include Cathi Shaw and guest reviewers.
Please send any questions or inquiries to cathi.shaw(at) gmail (dot) com. We apologize that we are unable to reply to all requests for review.
Note: Unless otherwise noted in a review, all books reviewed on this site are either purchased by us, gifted to us, or borrowed from the library.
Tips to Insure Your Book is Reviewed:
We prefer MOBI format. We do accept Smashwords and other online links to your book; however, anything that takes more work to open, is less likely to be reviewed. A mobi file attached to the email is more likely to be reviewed in an expedient manner.
Audiobooks will be reviewed before anything else. If you have your book on Audible, that is the easier way for us to review it quickly.
If we email back and say we would like to review your book (although it may take some time), to insure your book is reviewed, send the mobi file of the book rather than a thank message with no attachment.
Do not attempt to comment on this page with details about your book. Send any review requests to the email noted above.
Note: I am an author who is always looking for reviews and I do understand that this is a time consuming process. It is in your best interests to READ the review policies of every blog you approach. You will be more likely to have someone review your book if you are familiar with them, their work and what they review. Also make sure you spell their name right. “Cathy” is not my name and makes me less interested in reviewing your book (it shows that your attention to detail is lacking which means your novel will likely be lacking).