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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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Shadow Bound (Unbound Series #2)

Shadow Bound - Rachel Vincent Rating: 5 out of 5.So, I remember a bit about Kori from the first book. I remember thinking. What a b****. But I didn't know her back then. Or her motives. In this novel I ended up hating the couple from the first novel. I know, I know, it's like I have a personality disorder, but Rachel Vincent is awesome in securing my loyalty for which ever couple she writes about.So Kori, a member of the Tower Syndicate loses her privilege as Jake Tower's personal body guard when she hesitates to save him from the bullet in the first book. She, by punishment, is sent to the "basement". 6 weeks there, Kori is left scarred and irrevocably damaged. It was not punishment, it was torture, it was rape . Her chain links on her arm force her to listen to Jake's commands, and when he tells her to not fight back and leaves the basement, Kori's body can do nothing but lie there and bear abuse.The book starts when she is allowed to leave the basement. So we don't read about graphic basement scenes. To know it happened is enough.Anyway, she is let go with a mission to secure Ian Holt's loyalty to Tower, by any means necessary (... even if it means using her body to do it). Holt, had exposed his powers to the whole world, a few days before on national television. Now all the syndicates are after him to chain him to them. He did so intentionally. He is also on a mission, but while it becomes obvious a couple of chapters in, I still won't ruin it for you.In this novel, we see a strong woman recently damaged but not broken, and a man who is willing to do anything to stitch her scars. We see a fragile love that arises out of suspicion and distrust, but which the hero nurtures to life. It was a beautiful novel. The urban fantasy setting was rich. The characters had depth and dimension to them that is hard to find. The romance is believable, the love is fragile but somewhat has its own strength. The action, plot and adventure all add to this novel making it a well-rounded book.