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.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
When I got the ARC for this book, I was so excited. I couldn't believe my good luck. As a previous lover of Newsflesh Trilogy, I was keenly awaiting the release of this book (or the ARC as it happens).
And I am happy to say that I was NOT disappointed.
Mira Grant creates a beautiful but scary world. A decade from now, the world is a different place. Medical advancements have been made through the introduction of a genetically engineered parasite that allow humans to have a healthy functioning body. Once the parasite is in, you are just about guaranteed a good long life. Who doesn’t want that?
Except behind this medical advancement are dark secrets that may prove to be a threat to humankind.
Not only is the science fiction plot beautifully done. But her characters are as usual, remarkable. Her characters have complexity that makes them so very real. I enjoyed the main characters: Sally and her boyfriend Nathan. But I also appreciated the roles of the secondary characters.
There were so many things happening. So many shocking revelations that made me break out in Goosebumps.
Although, I totally saw that ending coming!
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley and Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group.