Apparently you find it difficult to review anything that is not mainstream “literary” fiction. To help you, I have created a few guidelines. Please keep them in mind the next time you attempt to review YA, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, etc.
1. Sit the potential reviewer down in your office. Ask them if they have any undisclosed prejudices or biases against the genre they are going to be writing about. If they do, ask them to leave and call in the next person.
2. Ask about their least/most favorite book or author in the genre. If they are unable to produce one, or if Tolkien is in the first category, they’re not the right reviewer for the job.
3. Ask them to name three authors currently writing in the genre. If they cannot, or if they finish by saying, “AND I HATE ALL THREE”…just don’t do it.
4. If none of your staff fit these criteria, fire them and hire new ones. Or–heaven forbid–you could actually ask someone who is known to read, review, or even write books in the area you want to cover. There are these people called bloggers, and though they might sound scary, they’re actually quite willing to help if you show them a little respect.
Also, kindly stop with the ridiculous lumping of all books in a genre into one caricatured package. It does you no good and only makes you look like you didn’t do your homework.