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Feminista

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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Born to Darkness

Born To Darkness - Suzanne Brockmann Rating: 5 out of 5.Whoa... I am really happily surprised. The last time I gave a five was more than a month ago. And that is saying something as I usually read a book a day.I picked this book up because it looked like something I might enjoy. Yeah, I judged the book by its cover. :) And now I am really happy.Scientists say that humans use only 10% of their brain. What if there was a small fraction (Greater-Than) who could use more than that, and as such, would have their own unique special powers. Mac is a strong Greater than: fifties, for using around about fifty percent of her brain. Her powers include empathy and attracting other people... She is part of a group that safeguards the society from the drug called Destiny, that gives ordinary humans the powers of a greater than, but at a very dear price: addiction and eventual jokering (extreme violent behaviour). Mac while tough, has a tormented past. Her ability to attract wasn't something she could control at a younger age and led to unwanted attention from others, especially from people who should have been looking after her. Resigned to the downsides of her powers, she is utterly wary of men, especially since she knows that they would have been attracted to her regardless of who and what she looked like, because her powers are irresistible. Enter Shane. A ex-Navy Seal who has been dishonourably discharged, and is now blacklisted. He is the balm to her wound. A night of passion leaves him wanting more. Of course a little of that has to do with her ability, but the bigger reason is that, he well and truly wants her for the woman she is. In the end, he takes the ultimate test to show her that he doesn't want because of her powers.Shane is sweet and loving, with the honour and sombreness of a Navy seal. Mac, is probably not very endearing as a heroine, but I loved her. Her stubbornness came from a deep-rooted hurt that will never probably heal. Seeing people falling prey to her powers, if not controlled, she is understandably very cynical when it comes to words of love from another.This book may not be to other people's liking, but if you like a strong, stubborn heroine and a sweet loving hero. Give this book a try.