Read Our Story

About The Story Sanctuary

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. We talk about 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 1,000 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

Kasey Giard has been writing book reviews at The Story Sanctuary since 2013. Among her favorites are re-imagined fairy tale Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, contemporary young adult novel Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, historical mystery The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill, and middle grade mystery Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.

In addition to reading, Kasey enjoys fly fishing, writing her own young adult fiction, and playing the guitar. She also dabbles in video and table top games with family and friends. On a Saturday morning you might find her on the water hunting down a tarpon or curled up on the couch with a cat and a great book.  Kasey lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Kasey’s Books

Reviews Wanted by Kasey GiardEarlier this year, Kasey published a short e-book titled Reviews Wanted, a guide for authors on networking with book review bloggers. She is currently hard at work on another e-book for parents on how to choose literature for your children, and seeking representation for a contemporary young adult novel.


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 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 never gives out author or subscriber information to third parties. Your email address, any e-book files or promotional material not used on the blog remain private.

The Story Sanctuary never charges a fee for a book review as this is an unethical practice. All reviews are granted free of charge (though the author often provides a copy of the book) and represent the honest opinion of the blogger.







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