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: 3.5 out of 5.
A lovely début novel, Georgia Bell introduces us to a world where a small segment of the population is immortal. Their long lives breeds a kind of madness in them. As a result, with the help of Merlin they devise a way for immortals to end their lives. They bred a line of humans who will specifically result in a particular immortal's death. Rachel was meant to be Eaden's special one. Except he falls for her. And as the story continues, they soon realise that Rachel is not like the others. Her uniqueness soon attracts the attention of other immortals.
The story between Eaden and Rachel was sweet and slow. I enjoyed that. It is not something you see very often in the current Young Adult or New Adult genres. I liked the idea of immortals and humans being specifically bred to end them. It's hard to find stories with truly unique fantasy plots, this novel definitely got that right without being outlandish.
I thought the relationship between Rachel and her deceased twin brother could have been explained better. I also didn't enjoy the insertion of Eaden's ex. I rarely do. But this one stood out more because his ex was in a whole different league to Rachel; age, knowledge, experience and power wise. It also made stark the differences between Eaden and Rachel; in their age, knowledge and experience and that was something I did not enjoy contemplating.
That aside, it was a well put together novel. I definitely looking forward to reading this author's next novel!
Copy courtesy of Georgia Bell through BookLikes Giveaways.