Review Policy

Review Policy

For Authors and Publicists:

Thanks for taking the time to check out my review policy. At this time, I cannot accept self-published titles.

You can request a review by emailing me at [email protected] or filling out my contact form.

IMPORTANT: FTC notice – I never review books for compensation of any kind. No exceptions.

For information about my Huffington Post articles, see the Site Stats section. Before sending me a request, please read the information below.

Books I Review

Read.Breathe.Relax. is a niche specific blog, and I only review books that fall into the category of young adult fiction. This includes YA contemporary, fantasy, science fiction and every sub-genre there is. I would also consider new adult requests on a case-by-case basis.

I do not review non-fiction, middle grade or romance books.

Note that I do post negative reviews. It’s not something I enjoy and I am fair in my analysis, but sending me a book will not guarantee a positive review of it.


I accept ARCs, e-galleys and finished copies.

I accept galleys viewable on Kindle, and have a NetGalley account. Sending a link to a specific galley is a good best practice.


I do participate in blog tours and other book-related events. I’m interested in author interviews, giveaways and guest posts. If you’d like me to join a blog tour, please contact me!

Site Stats

I record my unique visitors and pageviews via Google Analytics, and my stats are available upon request. In March 2013, I will have been blogging at Read.Breathe.Relax for two years.

I also blog for The Huffington Post Books section and have worked with publishers in the past to secure exclusive book content and author interviews for this channel. To see my full list of Huffington Post articles here.

I also participate heavily in social media and post my reviews on these sites: