There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at YA Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know every reader is different. Every reader’s opinion is valid.
But we also know it’s helpful to read reviews by those who share your same interests, especially when you’re looking for recommendations.
So which YABC Editor has your taste in books? Find out in this new blog series, Meet Our Editors! Each month, I’ll be spotlighting one of our editors. When you find one that shares your same taste in books, movies, TV, even food, then make sure to check out the books that editor has reviewed favorably.
See how it works? Great!
First up, I did a Fast Faves interview with Kim Baccellia, who has been with YABC the longest.
Then we did a Fast Faves interview with CJ Redwine.
Here is the Fast Faves with Megan Kelly.
This month’s Editor is Jen Fisher, known in the Interwebs World as @cupcakegirly. She’s a self-professed book nerd and loves to “push” her favorite books onto unsuspecting browsers in the book store. If you happen to see a tall blonde with pink streaks headed your way in the YA section, don’t run. She’ll have some great recommendations for you, I promise!
I “met” Jen when I did an open call for new YABC Editors a few years ago. I loved her enthusiasm for young adult literature and her unique and hilarious turns of phrase in her reviews. She also breaks out into song in some of her reviews, which is always highly entertaining. If I could pay her to be our YABC One-Woman-Street-Team, I would. I’d send her all over the US to book signings and conferences and panels, and let her do what comes naturally: promoting authors she loves (and baking them cupcakes).
I’m so glad to have Jen on the YABC Team, and I hope she stays on for a long time to come!
Which types of books do you hate to read?
What do you think about writing negative reviews?
Why are reviews important to share online?
Now it’s time for Fast Faves with Jen!
Tweet Jen: @cupcakegirly
So? How much do you have in common with Jen? Let us know in the comments. And stay tuned next month for another editor interview!