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Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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Going Under

Going Under - S. Walden Rating: 4.5 out of 5. This story is about a girl called Brooke who slept with her best friend’s boyfriend. She found out that her best friend had been raped by a boy from her school. Months later her best friend suicides. Wracked with guilt and a need to make things right in any way possible, Brooke joins the high school with a sole purpose of destroying the boy responsible.Only she realises, that it wasn’t only one boy and one victim: her best friend; but a group of boys, and several victims. I was not a big fan of Brooke’s at the beginning. The way she betrayed her best friend was inexcusable. But that was only where the story began. And as bad as it sounds, if it weren’t for the betrayal and for the guilt, Brooke wouldn’t have had such inescapable motivation to uncover the darkest secrets of the school... Because, imagine having done something so irrevocable, something you could never take back. The only person who could have forgiven you, can’t.Imagine the guilt that would fester. The sort of guilt that could eat a person from the inside out. “When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.” ― Anthony de Mello, One Minute Wisdom Brooke uses this guilt to exact revenge. Exact revenge against the other person who had done her best friend more wrong than she has. Just so that she can save other’s like Beth, her best friend.Brooke is an unusual fictional character. I stress the word ‘fictional’, because I have read very few novels, none that I can remember at the moment, where the author has created a main character as flawed as Brooke. Brooke is flaws are borne from her selfishness and her own actions. That makes her a very unique character.There are times when Brooke acts normal and feels normal. But then there are times when she is crushed by an immovable amount of guilt, regret and sorrow. Brooke’s light at the end of the tunnel is a boy called Ryan. Sweet, beautiful Ryan, who is for some uncertain reason, an outcast. “…I’m trying to be a better person, Brooke.”So was I. I almost said it out loud, but I didn’t want him to ask me how or why I was trying to be better.“What? You’ve got sins to atone for?” I asked lightly.“Doesn’t everyone?” Now I shall leave you readers there, to ponder upon the mysteries of this book!Buddy read with:Kristalia: read review Basuhi: read review