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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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God Save the Queen (Immortal Empire Series #1)

God Save the Queen (Immortal Empire Series #1) - Rating: 5 out of 5.Review to come.Corsets and handguns...That's the time-zone we are in.In a mixture of eras, Kate Locke beautifully creates an environment that has elements of steam punk and urban fantasy.This is 21st Century ruled by an undead Queen Victoria. The nobility are made up of vampires and werewolves, the underground is filled with fearful creates called goblins, half-breeds (vampire-human, werewolf-human) are used to safeguard the nobility and finally there are humans, creatures fearful of the unknown but whose numbers make for a fearful opposition. Then there is Xandra Vardan, a half-breed, whose sister disappears. As she trails her sister's whereabouts, she starts to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world around her.The best things about this book was the setting. If I haven't gushed about it enough, the next sentence ought to do it: This book was ingenuous and mind boggling!Next, can you imagine a bloodthirsty Queen Victoria :OFinally, the characters. Xandra is a strong and intelligent heroine. Trained to be one of the best half-breed fighters, she is a treasured guard who has much to lose from the secrets and betrayals she uncovers. Even then, she is determined to see this through to the end, where others may have choosen to remain oblivious.Then there is the werewolf Vexation MacLoughlin. An alpha over all the werewolves, one of the things I loved about him was how he didn't feel the need to demonstrate his power over others. That is something which Xandra also comments on. Especially when it came Xandra, he followed her lead and trusted her even when they were uncertain about one another.So whether you are a steampunk reader, an urban fantasy reader or just a reader who won't mind dabbling in fantasy, I recommend that you immerse yourself in Kate Locke's world!