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Become a Good Book Critic/Reviewer
When reviewing books, it is important not to have any preconceived notions about the author's personality or his work before reading the book. As such, it is best not to read too many reviews that have already been done on the book you're about to review. Also, write the book review from an analytical perspective so readers can get a detailed, but fair assessment of the book.
Mention both strengths and weaknesses of the book. This is especially beneficial if the author is arguing for a certain claim in the book. For example, if an author claims that America was not founded on Judeo-Christian values, you may say that there were elements of secularism in the founding of America, but it is still true that some of the early colonists considered religion an important part of America's founding.
Discuss the main points of the book or novel. You don't want to spend too much time focusing on the minor details when critiquing books. Readers want to know the main topics of the book. This is why it's important to take notes when reading ya books for review.
Review books on topics that may be outside your comfort zone. While you don't want to review books on topics in which you have little interest, you might be able to offer a fresh perspective on books that do not fall into your prime area of interest. For example, if your area of interest is gender issues in contemporary Europe, you can review some books that deal with gender issues in Latin America or Africa.
Discuss the author's style. Point out the intended target audience, whether the book is written in a formal or informal tone, and if the author makes the concepts clear to the reader.
Discuss the author's research methods. Explain whether or not you agree with the research subjects who were chosen for the interviews in the book. Also discuss if the research is current or outdated, and compare the author's research methods to other authors who have written on the same topic.

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Comment by Book Buzz on March 16, 2015 at 1:00pm

YA Urban Fantasy Available For Review
http://amzn.to/18xPMPF

Win the Rings
The Cracked Chronicles Book 1
by K.D. Van Brunt
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 978-1771307635
ASIN: B00IU85KU4
Pages: 364
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Jace has been the property of the U.S. Army since they found out about her when she was five, and now she has become one of its most valuable weapons. But Jace is not the only one of her kind. Gray is one too, but with the help of his sister, he has spent most of his sixteen years hiding from the Army.

Now, the Army has found out about Gray and they cannot allow him to roam free. Operating on the theory that it takes one to catch one, Jace is send out with a special ops squad to hunt Gray down. But Jace is not the only one pursuing Gray, and the competition is after her too. What ensues is a desperate chase through city after city as duty and honor collide with love and sacrifice.

For review copies contact:

K.D. Van Brunt
Email: kvbrunt@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kdvanbrunt.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KDVanBrunt
BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/ya-urban-fantasy-win-the-rings/


Publicist
Comment by Book Buzz on March 11, 2015 at 11:37am

YA Paranormal/Mystery
http://amzn.to/1D5CWWj

Exorcising Aaron Nguyen
The Millroad Academy Exorcists Series, Book 1
By Lauren Harris
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ASIN: B00EPVT31C
Genre: YA Paranormal, Mystery
Formats Available For Review: pdf, epub, mobi

The murder of Millroad Catholic Academy’s resident genius, Aaron Nguyen, shuts down student life at the boarding school in rural North Carolina…for about a week. With the resilience of youth, the student body bounces back, and the memory of murder is nothing but a streamer of caution tape fluttering in the breeze. Unfortunately for them, Aaron’s spirit has some resilience as well.

Hoping for spontaneous romantic combustion with her ghost-seeing best friend Hiroki, school gossip journalist Georgia Collins agrees to help bring Aaron’s murderers to justice and set the vengeful spirit free…but it’s not quite the close encounter she’s hoping for.

For a review copy contact:

Lauren Harris
Email: sakurazawa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.laurenbharris.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/laurenbranchharris
Twitter: @marksmaster
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/ya-paranormalmystery-exorcising-aaron-ngu...



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Comment by Lisa LaVergne-Pottgen on February 7, 2015 at 8:39pm

I have two YA blog tours I am trying to organize and could always use some more bloggers.  Check them out here http://bwrtours.net/?cat=3


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Comment by Book Buzz on January 30, 2015 at 1:25pm

YA Fantasy For Review
http://amzn.to/1uJpSNU

Dangerous Reflections
By Shay West
Publisher: Booktrope
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1620154045
ASIN: B00L2MQKP4
Genre: YA Fantasy, Time Travel
Formats Available For Review: PDF, EPUB, mobi

Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.

To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

For review copies contact:

Shay West
Email: drshaywest@gmail.com
Website: http://shay-west.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrShayWest
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/ya-fantasy-dangerous-reflections/


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Comment by Book Buzz on January 13, 2015 at 4:15pm

Fantasy Novel Available For Review
http://amzn.to/14Xt2XC

Prophecy Revealed
The Prophecy Chronicles, Book 2
By Ron Hartman
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1624200663 (pb)
ISBN: 978-1624200656 (ebook)
Pages: 295
Genre: Fantasy

Daniel Marten crossed the Burning Sea and convinced himself that he is the Prophesied One.  But what does that mean?  In this second installment of the Prophecy Chronicles trilogy, Daniel forges new alliances in his bid to save Naphthali from the Emperor.  He meets the Tene’breon, a magical race that has evolved to use the Weave as effortlessly as he breathes air.  The leaders of this race recognize him for what he is…but they also see something more.    Naphthali has been dramatically altered by the rule of a new governor, a man whose power is tied to Daniel in a horrifying way.    How far will Daniel go to save Naphthali?  And what is the secret that binds his destiny with his new allies?  Only time will tell in The Prophecy Chronicles: Prophecy Revealed.

For review copies contact:

Ron Hartman
Email: ron_hartman@mchsi.com
Website: http://www.prophecychronicles.com/
BookBuzz: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/fantasy-prophecy-revealed/


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Comment by Book Buzz on November 20, 2014 at 9:32am

MG/YA Steampunk Fantasy For Review
http://amzn.to/1t7OJtB

The Kingdom Lights
By Steven VS
Publisher: Neverland Publishing Company
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-0990314844
ASIN: B00ONEAB4O
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Steampunk/Fantasy
Formats Available For Review: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

In a world where cities float, airships sail the skies and mythical creatures are summoned in a pinch, Celes Vale is distinctly average. Living in the shadow of his talented cousin and his powerful aunt and uncle, Celes is resigned to a future of soot, factories and well, more soot.

But on the night of his twelfth birthday everything changes. A blinding light, a whispered voice and in an instant Celes becomes the first ordinary child in history to develop magic, sending him on a fast-track ticket to the greatest of the floating cities, Gardarel. Boasting grand, elegant buildings wrought from shimmering white stone, the entire city appears as though it has been built from light, and so it has come to be called the Kingdom Lights.

Though some welcome Celes, others want the dirt-ridden up-start off their city—preferably head first. Nowhere is this clearer than in the attitude and actions of the beautiful and haughty Lady Ban and her sneering nephew, Marcus Blackwood. But Blackwood, with his gang of goons and unimaginative one-liners, is soon the least of Celes’s problems.

With a little magic and a lot of detective work, Celes and his group of Scurriers and Wisps unravel the dark truth behind Lady Ban’s prim, perfect smile—an alliance to the villainous Wardens and the masked man who leads them. However, in his attempt to expose Lady Ban, Celes unwittingly stumbles onto an even darker conspiracy—a plan that could lead to the complete destruction of Gardarel itself.

For review copies contact:

Steven VS
Email: stevenvs@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://stevenvs.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekingdomlights
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8584402.Steven_V_S_
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/mgya-steampunk-fantasy-the-kingdom-lights/


Publicist
Comment by Book Buzz on November 12, 2014 at 11:27am

Fantasy For Review
http://amzn.to/1pRh4IY

Wordscapist: The Myth
By Arpan Panicker
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Published: June 2014
ASIN: B00KTDHJM0
Genre: Fantasy
Formats Availablel For Review: pdf, epub, mobi

Wordscapist (n): A legendary wordsmith, usually assumed to be male, who is rumoured to be able to shape reality to his words. Limitless in his powers, and not aligned with the Guild or the Free Word. No proof or evidence of his existence has ever been found. First known usage circa 16th century.

Everything you say is true… somewhere. But for Slick the notion of what is true is becoming very blurred indeed. He always knew the world was one of constant change. He just didn’t expect that change to include witnessing a demon tearing off the head of a stranger. That’s the kind of change that could lead to hearing voices in your head. Which is also happening rather too frequently for Slick’s liking.

But that’s what happens when you’re thrown headlong into the world of wordsmiths, where simple words can shape and reshape reality, and the legend of the Wordscapist becomes more than just an urban myth. Slick must discover the Way of the Word if he is to shape a new reality and discover his true destiny……Buckle up. Hang on. And yes, careful what you say. Everything you say is true… becomes true… somewhere.

For review copies contact:

Matthew Smith
Email: matthew@urbanepublications.com
Author's Website: http://www.wordscapist.blogspot.com/
Publisher's Website: http://urbanepublications.com/books/wordscapist-the-myth/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/urbanepublications
Author's Twitter: @wordscapist
Publisher's Twitter: @urbanepub
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/fantasy-wordscapist-the-myth/


Publicist
Comment by Book Buzz on November 10, 2014 at 12:12pm

YA Fantasy For Review
http://amzn.to/1pIWNVI

Dragonbride
The Dragon Chronicles Book 1
By Raani York
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1500232108
ASIN: B00O6COSRE
Genre: YA Fantasy
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities available to qualified reviewers/bloggers only), ebook

Shalima, “Daughter of the Light”, was born under special circumstances. She was raised by her aunts instead of her mother because she needed to be prepared to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Scriptures, which told that she was the only Magician on Earth.
 
Her aunts carefully prepared her for her obligations and her sacred duty. She will have to get married to the Holy Golden Dragon, the King of the Dragons, a huge Earth Dragon with magical talents. She cannot believe that she is the “Chosen One”, who has to protect the Dragon Species, all of Nature and finally the Earth. But when she turned into a teenager it seemed that the Old Scriptures were right.
 
Not only does she have to fulfill her duty by getting married to the Dragon – she will also have to go on a deadly mission to save the world from an unspeakable evil. A mission there is very little hope her party will ever return from.

For review copies contact:

Raani York
Email: raaniyorkca@aol.com
Website: http://www.raaniyork.com
Blog: http://www.raaniyork.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raaniyork
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/DragonScriptures
Twitter: @RaaniYork  
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/raaniyork
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/raani-york/5/922/b37/
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/ya-fantasy-dragonbride/


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Comment by Book Buzz on November 4, 2014 at 1:56pm

YA Dysotpian/Apocalyptic Thriller For Review
http://amzn.to/10iCm5C

Last Light Falling
The Covenant, Book One
By J.E. Plemons
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 978-1457527067
ASIN: B00JFYNPPO
Pages: 336
Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Thriller, YA Apocalyptic

If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it? Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man's soul until the last days on Earth. Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.

Orphaned at the age of nine, Arena and her twin brother, Gabe, have learned to rely on each other through the toughest times. Not only do they share the same birthday and the tragic loss of their parents, they both have a birthmark on the back of their necks in the shape of a crucifix. This is only but a small sign of the destiny that will follow. On their fifteenth birthday, they receive a mystery letter and key from their estranged Uncle Finnegan. This key will unlock their fate, and it will be up to a priest, who has vowed to protect them since birth, to unfold the layers of their destiny-to undo the evil that has spoiled the world, and to help unleash God's wrath upon those who have turned from Him in the last days of history.

Last Light Falling weaves righteousness with evil, treachery with truth, and shows just how far the will of man can survive on faith alone. Arena and Gabriel's fate will determine that course of history for which has already been written. They were not born to save the world; they were chosen to prepare it for the final days.

For review copies contact:

J.E. Plemons
Email: texmexexpress@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.lastlightfalling.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lastlightfalling.Plemons
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lastlightfallin


Publicist
Comment by Book Buzz on November 4, 2014 at 12:52pm

MG/YA Fantasy Adventure For Review
http://amzn.to/1x4533b


Jeff Madison and the Shimmers of Drakmere
By Bernice Fischer
Publisher: Quickfox Publishing
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 978-0620615549
ASIN: B00NTQN2SO
Pages: 285
Genre: Middle Grad/Young Adult  (age 8+) Fantasy, Adventure,

What if there existed a dark kingdom forged on a web of evil spells, with a conniving king plotting to infiltrate the dreams of children all over the world? What if he and the wicked witch on his side could inject the sleep of every child with the most horrid of nightmares … And all they needed was one very particular boy? When Jeff’s brother Matt is captured and spirited away to the kingdom of Drakmere, Jeff knows he must save him. But who are the mysterious, cloaked strangers on Matt’s trail? And what do they mean when they say Matt is a dream catcher? Soon Jeff faces a choice: He can follow the strangers through the moonglow doorway into the perils of Drakmere or stay at home and risk the possibility of never seeing his brother alive again. And time is running out, because Jeff must make his choice before the last of the moonbeams passes and the doorway closes forever …

For review copies contact:

Bernice Fischer
Email: info@bernicefischer.com
Website: http://BerniceFischer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JeffMadisonBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bernice_Fischer

 
 
 

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