Review Policy

Authors and Publishers, I’m happy to review any YA novels that my  high school students would enjoy.  Please read my review policy below before sending a request.

Source Preference: I prefer printed books–ARCs, Uncorrected Proofs, Galleys or final books (hardcovers or paperbacks)– because I add them to the bookshelves of room 918 for my students to enjoy. However, I do accept e-books (Kindle or Nook)

Genre Preferences:  I really enjoy reading contemporary, young-adult fiction. I also enjoy fantasy, dystopia and some paranormal. I will read some nonfiction and verse novels. I’m willing to try any genre as long as I think my students would enjoy it. Note: If you’re requesting a review of a book in a series and it’s not the first (and I haven’t read it), I will request that you send any book(s) that come before it so I can write an accurate review.

Time Frame: I will do my best to have the review done in a timely manner. However, I am a teacher, wife and mom first. This means that my husband, son and 155 students come before reviewing a book. If you have a specific date request, I’d appreciate at least two months lead time.

What’s in the Review: My reviews will include the title, author, release date, publisher, source, cover image, summary, and my thoughts. I try to include information about the author, book trailers and links to the author’s website. If you would like me to include other general information, please let me know. I am honest in my reviews and avoid spoilers. If I do not like a book, I will give my reasons but I will also point out some positives I found. I will not be rude or disrespectful of any author or book.

Where I Share: I post all my review here and link them to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. I also post to Goodreads, Amazon and LibraryThing. I will email you copy if you would like.

Disclaimer: If I accept a book for review, it is not a guarantee that I will review the book. If I start a book that I’m not able to enjoy, I probably won’t spend the time to finish it and therefore won’t write a review. However, I will make an effort to give that book to a student or teacher to review. My students are encouraged to post their own reviews on this blog. Nonetheless, I will make mention of all books I receive on the blog and on social media.

Extras: I love promoting YA literature and welcome the opportunity to participate in author interviews, giveaways and blog tours.

Thank you for considering The Real Bookshelves of Room 918 to review your book! Please contact me (Heather) here:

Email: therealbookshelvesofroom918 [at] gmail [dot] com

Twitter: realbkshlvs918

 I do not receive any monetary compensation for my reviews. 


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