Review Policy

Hello Authors and Publicists! 

Thank you for visiting my book review blog, whYAnot Reviews! If you would like to send me a book to review, you can contact me via email ( or though the form at the bottom of this page.

What do I review?

My favourite genres to review are young adult and new adult novels of all genres. I also review middle grade books on occasion.

Print books are my preferred genre but of late I have started to really enjoy listening and reviewing audio books as well.

Non fiction is not something I normally review here on my blog but I do occasionally make exceptions.

What can you expect?

I post unbiased, honest reviews based on how I felt about a book after reading it. These are true to my feelings as of the date posted. All of my reviews contain a brief synopsis, links of where to buy, an image of the book cover as well as a review of the book.  If I love a book I will say why I thought it was wonderful and why I recommend the novel. If I didn’t like a book, I still post a review but try to give a rounded view as to just why it didn’t appeal to me. Even when I dislike a novel I am respectful of the book and the author. I understand just how much time and effort goes into writing a novel and feel like that should be acknowledged. Examples of my reviews can be found on my reviews page.

All of my reviews are posted to amazon, goodreads, book depository, The Reading Room as well as here on the blog. I post links to my reviews on twitter (@whYAnot). If you would like me to post a review elsewhere, just let me know and I’ll be happy to do it!

Turn Around Time

My turn around time from the time I receive a book for review and posting a review is 1-2 months. If you need a review posted by a certain date, please specify this when you send me the review query and I shall do my best to accommodate you.

Do I Participate in Blog Tours?

I do! If you are organizing a blog tour and would like whYAnot to participate, please email me!

Formats I Prefer

The formats I am willing to review are egalleys, ARCs, galleys, finished copies and audiobooks. I prefer physical books though, as they are a visible reminder of what I need to review. The only format for ebook that I will review are mobi (kindle) format.

Promoting Your Book

In addition to reviewing, I also host interviews, encourage guest posts and hold giveaways. If any of these things appeal to you – send me an email and get in touch. I will never sell copies given to me for review but I may use review copies received for giveaways on my blog.

Any Other Questions?

If there’s anything your unsure of or just want to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to email me at or fill in the form below.