The Story Sanctuary began in 2013 with one simple goal: to provide a place where parents and readers could find information about past and current books and what potential triggers (profanity, violence, sexual situations, etc.) those stories contain. Here you’ll find information and reviews of the stories and explore the type of content in them to help you make informed decisions about whether and when you’re ready to read a particular book or series.
Every month you’ll find between twelve and sixteen book reviews as well as occasional author interviews, excerpts, giveaways, top ten lists and other bookish posts. Books reviewed are featured in a review post as well as a monthly recap post including buy links and a short synopsis of the review. The Story Sanctuary sees 3,000 page views and 1,500 visitors in an average month. Check the links to social media pages in the top right corner of the page for information on reach through those outlets.
About Kasey Giard
I’ve been writing book reviews at The Story Sanctuary since 2013. Among my favorites books are re-imagined fairy tales like Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, contemporary young adult novel like Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, historical mysteries like The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill, and middle grade mysteries like Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.
I recently published a short e-book titled Reviews Wanted, a guide for authors on networking with book review bloggers. I love helping authors promote their books and succeed at connecting with other bloggers.
When I’m not reading, writing, or pestering all my friends to read my latest favorite books, I’m probably fly fishing, pretending to rock out on the guitar, or pretending to be entirely grown up.
Other Notes and Fine Print
The Story Sanctuary is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This means if you click the amazon links in my reviews and then buy stuff off Amazon, I get a few pennies here and there to support this blog for things like book purchases, funding giveaways and covering shipping costs.
The Story Sanctuary is also a Book Depository Affiliate, which means if you click the Book Depository links from my reviews and reading lists, you’ll be taken to the Book Depository website where you can shop for the books I love at no extra cost to you. I’ll get a few pennies on your purchase to help support my blog and buy more books. Total win for us both!
The Story Sanctuary never gives out author or subscriber information to third parties. Your email address, any promotional material not used on the blog and all e-book files remain private.
The Story Sanctuary never charges a fee for a book review. All reviews are granted free of charge (though the author often provides a copy of the book) and represent the honest opinion of the reviewer.