*Updated March 21, 2015*

I am not accepting new review requests at this time.

General Disclosures

This blog is a book blog written and edited by me (Leila Hays). For questions about this blog, please contact me at leila@leilareads.com.

Leila Reads is my hobby, not my job.  In order to support this hobby I accept free advance reader copies (ARCs) from NetGalley, Edelweiss, publishers, and authors.  I may also receive income from Google AdSense and affiliate programs with Amazon.  I will always disclose the source of my books, whether ARC or published works that I’ve purchased or borrowed from libraries and/or friends.  The source of my books does not usually affect my reviews in any way, but I will disclose in the review if I have a bias such as a relationship with the author, etc.

Any links on this blog to other blogs are not paid advertising.  I only link to other blogs that I truly enjoy and support.

Republication Policy 

Everything on Leila Reads is written and owned by me, except where otherwise indicated.  Do not take anything from this blog and use it on yours (or in any other media) without my express written permission except:

  • Quotes of 150 words or less are permissible as long as you make it clear that the words are not your own, and you give me credit (including a link back to the post you are quoting) in a prominent fashion.
  • Authors, publishers, and publicists may publish quotes of 150 words or less as long as prominent credit is given to me (Leila Hays and/or Leila Reads Book Blog).

If you wish to quote more than 150 words, please contact me at leila@leilareads.com with the material you wish to quote.  If I approve your request, you must include a link back to the original content on Leila Reads with a prominent credit for the material.

Any other republication (including reblogging) of material from Leila Reads is not allowed without written permission obtained from me at leila@leilareads.com.

Thanks to Felicia at Geeky Bloggers Book Blog for the advice on this section.

Review Policies

I am happy to accept requests for reviews of books on a case by case basis from authors, publishers, publicists, etc.  I accept physical copies as well as electronic copies that can be read on a Kindle (including PDF).  Please do not send me unsolicited copies.  If you would like me to review a book, email me at leila@leilareads.com with a synopsis of the book and why you would like me to review it.  If I receive a form letter or an obvious mass email, I will delete the email immediately.  Once I accept a review request, you can expect a review to be posted within 45 days, unless I advise you otherwise.  I will let you know in advance if the review will be negative (i.e. Leave It), but I will still post that review.  I pride myself on my honesty and integrity, and will not compromise that for any reason.

I participate in an extremely limited number of blog tours and book blitzes, only for books I am truly interested in.  I do not participate in cover reveals.  Any content on my blog will be original.  In other words, I will not post anything that is just a copy/paste.  I am, however, willing to post such content once I’ve rewritten it in my own words.

I am most likely to accept review requests from the following genres:

  • Young Adult (especially dystopia)
  • New Adult
  • Literature (on a very limited basis)
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance (especially historical)

I am likely to turn down review requests from the following genres:

  • Nonfiction (very, very rare exceptions)
  • Erotica
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Horror
  • Christian Fiction

I do not review movies, TV shows, comics, video games, etc.

Thanks for reading the small print.  Now go enjoy the rest of Leila Reads.

Much love,



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