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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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Full Blooded

Full Blooded - Rating: 3 out of 5.I love UFs. I have also been wanting to read this book/series for a long because it sounded like just the kind of book I'd like.It started out really well. Jess McClain is of the werewolf McClain clan. Her father is the alpha of the pack. Sounds normal right? Except Jessica is the first/only female to have been born from a werewolf. Werewolves mate with human females and can, usually, only give birth to males. To make matters worse, there is this prophecy of sorts, that paints Jess in a bad light, as the first female born to werewolves.So from a young age, Jessica has been plagued this prophecy. Most of the clan dislikes her, and only her father's status, her brothers' protection has kept her safe and her own kickass fighting skills have kept her alive and breathing. But even she wearies of this prejudice and leaves the clan to make a life for herself outside in the real world.Except, one day, Jess shifts. Where other male werewolves undergo the shift to werewolf at puberty, Jess's change came years later, to the point where she had accepted that she wouldn't change at all.-x-x-x-So it was pretty good at the beginning. I liked the heroine, I liked the setting and context of the book. What I didn't like was how quickly she found her one and only mate. Werewolves go years, if not decades, if not forever, searching for the right one. Jess finds hers in two or three days following her shift. Not only that, but she finds herself engaged in the battle with her mate's ex by the end of the day. I didn't really love her mate. I mean he wasn't bad or anything, but we don't really know much about him, because they have one real conversation that lasts a few minutes and then bam! An epic fight to end the book in a cliffhanger. Plus there was all this suspicion hanging over their short duration of a relationship.I reckon I would have enjoyed it more if Jess could have gotten a bit more quality time with her mate. She obviously, for fated reasons, feels a connection to him, but I was missing that connection, and even by the end of the book, he was just a stranger to me.ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Orbit: Hachette Book Group.