Welcome to the YA Shelf!
Confession: we love books more than people. We read hundreds of books a month, when we should be working, socializing or doing grown up things like the dishes. We buy all the new releases in young adult and new adult fiction, but are open to reading books in other genres.
We desperately want to fall in love with new characters, plots and worlds. We adore fresh magical systems, supernatural powers, and teenage protagonists finding themselves while facing impossible odds. But we are also critical readers. We like exceptional writing and story-telling, which means our reviews are fair, but critical when necessary.
There are tens of thousands of new YA books being published every year, and the handful that has the biggest marketing reach, may not actually be the most satisfying or fulfilling. While we appreciate the next mega-bestselling Twilight phenomenon as much as any other fangeek, we also enjoy finding undiscovered books and sharing them with our readers.
For YA Readers
Love YA books? We get a ton of them from publishers and authors, and frequently hold giveaways and contests so we can send them out to you. Sign up with our partner site, Urban Epics, if you want your chance to win free books, swag and once in a lifetime opportunities (like private events with your favorite authors).
You can also check out our Facebook page.
Disclaimer – we buy a lot of books, but we also accept books from publishers. When we get a book for free, we are sure to mention that on our reviews. Click here to check out our Review Policy.
For YA Authors
Are you a YA author looking for more visibility, and a way to connect with YA readers and reviewers? Join the Alliance of Young Adult Authors for support and book marketing help. We also have an active Facebook community here.
I set up the YA Shelf as a place where YA authors and book reviewers/book bloggers can boost their visibility and traffic to their website, by posting high quality content and book reviews. You’re welcome to sign up >>> just fill out the form on the sidebar.
Also read this getting started post on how to use the YA Shelf.