Book Review Policy

I will gladly accept books for review! I accept ARCs, e-books and physical copies. I do NOT accept self-published books. No, not even yours.

If you are an author or publisher and would like me to review your book, you can e-mail me at Please keep in mind that I am located in the Netherlands.

The genres I prefer to read and review are young adult fiction; non-fiction about mental health, autism, minimalism, simple living, photography, cats, and dogs; and occasionally general fiction and graphic novels.
This does not automatically exclude other genres.

I will provide a 100% honest review, whether positive or negative. Reviews will include:

  • an image of the book cover
  • basic info about the book (publication date, publisher, page count, format, etc)
  • a synopsis (taken from the back of the book or Goodreads page)
  • links to Goodreads and The Book Depository
  • my thoughts
  • a photo or two of the book (if a physical copy was provided)
  • a rating (out of 5 stars)

I can not guarantee that I review your book within a certain time period, but I will try my best to keep review books on the top of my TBR pile, especially books I have personally requested.

If a book is not the first in a series and I don’t own the other ones, I would appreciate if you could provide the previous books.

I’m also open to hosting giveaways and doing author interviews.

I post reviews on this blog and Goodreads.

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My readers are mostly from the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

I used to blog exclusively about books on Lauren Reads YA, which started in 2012 and stopped in 2017. I have 4,300+ followers on that blog and 1,160+ followers on the blog’s Twitter, where I still post links to bookish posts on this blog.

Publishers I’ve worked with include:

  • Penguin Random House (Delacorte Press, Ebury Press)
  • HarperCollins Publishers (HarperTeen)
  • Quirk Books
  • Abrams & Chronicle Books
  • Hot Key Books
  • Adaptive Books
  • Clavis Books 🇳🇱
  • Blossom Books 🇳🇱


This blog is my own personal blog, written and edited by myself only, unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (not received for review)


Lovecraft Middle School series by Charles Gilman, from a previous partnership with Quirk Books