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Favorite Genre? Science Fiction, Fantasy and Mystery

Favorite Book?  Why? To go with a classic first… Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  It is a smart love story, and Elizabeth is a strong woman who is not afraid to change her mind!  Currently my favorite book is Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.  It won’t be out until this Fall, but we will try to give a copy or two away before then!

If you could be a Lead Character in any book, who would you be? Why? I would either be Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice… after all the messy love story or Katniss from The Hunger Games… she just kicks butt!


Favorite Genre: Fantasy
Favorite Book: My favorite book ever is “The Catcher in the Rye.”  I remember reading it in high school and thinking how brilliant Salinger was to capture all of that teenage angst in one novel.  There is a sentence that completely hit me over the head when I first read it, one I started out laughing at and ended up wanting to cry over.  I thought that was absolutely amazing, that an author could completely turn my emotions over in the blink of an eye!
Lead character and why: I think I would have to choose Lizzie Bennet.  She was smart, ahead of her time, loved to read, and ended up with a rich prince charming!  And while her family is a little irritating, she still has them all intact (unlike other novels I was thinking of).


Favorite Genre? Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Favorite Book? Why? Persuasion by Jane Austen. I remember reading that book in record time (well, record time for me anyway!) and having no clue how it was going to end. Unlike with Austen’s other novels, I hadn’t seen a movie/TV adaptation beforehand so I was desperate to know what would happen with Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot. And seriously, that letter he writes? Oh. my. goodness. It’s also a great book because it’s so, so different from Austen’s other novels.  I love how the two characters have a history together before the book even starts.  It adds a real depth to their relationship that you don’t get with the “meet-cutes” in many other novels.  A close second is New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. I guess I have a thing for broody, emotional novels (but I like my happy endings)!

If you could be a lead character in any book, who would you be? Why? Oh man, probably Clary in The Mortal Instruments series. We have a few things in common, ok just one thing: we’re both redheads and it’s awesome to have a redheaded leading lady for once!  She gets to experience some crazy stuff and I’m kind of jealous of her runes and stele.  Oh and hello, she’s got Jace!


Favorite Genre: Dystopia, Fantasty, Historical Fiction
Favorite Book, Why: My absolute favorite book is Anne of Green Gables. I think it became one of my favorites as a young girl, and it has just always stayed that way. I love the way the dialogue moves quickly and the wit to the story. The descriptions are simply tremendous too. It tends to be one of those books that I always go back too (along with Harry Potter and Twilight of course…).  A more recent favorite book of mine is The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller. I just loved the premise behind the story, and the wondering of…what if this could really happen? I really enjoy books that make me think!
If you could be a lead character in any book, who would it be? Why? If I could be a lead character in any book, I would be SO MANY!! There are so many books that I am taken with and fall in love with that it is hard to choose. I love Katniss in The Hunger Games. But, I’ll keep with my more recent favorite book and say Haven from The Eternal Ones.

Our Book Review Policies & Procedures:

Note: Bookshelf Banter has FOUR individuals reviewing books at the same time.  When sending your request, please keep in mind that there may be as little as one review posted, but up to four reviews might be posted if it is possible.  We write reviews and we also record a short video sharing our opinion about the novel.  Our ratings are based on 1 Book  to 5 Books ratio on our ‘Bookshelf’.  (1 being the lowest score, and 5 being the highest) Our goal is to provide multiple opinions, from different perspectives.

Review Requests:

They should be sent via email to kallieross@bookshelfbanter.com

Please include:
  • Title of the book
  • Author of the book
  • Your contact name
  • Book’s release date
  • Brief description of the book (synopsis will work)
  • Any website that is associated with the book
  • Embed code for the book trailer you would like to be linked

What We Review:

Young Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Paranormal, Folk/Fairy Tales

Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense, Romance (NO Erotica), Paranormal, Folk/Fairy Tales

Middle Grade Fiction

Children’s Books


We will accept PDF and/or hard copies (ARCs).

Author Interviews & Contests:

We are very excited to work with authors that would like to participate in interviews!  We are happy to correspond via email, and we also enjoy working with authors on audio/podcast interviews.  Our podcast is currently being hosted my Mevio.com, and we hope to also be on iTunes soon.

Our website also has a lot of fun with contests!  We hope to stretch the imagination of the reader and create fun contests that coincide with the theme of the novel.  We are open to brainstorming with the author to host a contest that is unforgettable and fun!

*If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email Kallie  at kallieross@bookshelfbanter.com


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