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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies I'm glad that the next books are more consistent in its usage of vocab at least =)

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Martyn Stanley What exactly is 'slut-shaming' I might sound naive, but Khanh often criticizes it in her reviews. I don't really understand exactly what it is - but it doesn't sound like something that's interesting enough to write about. Why do so many romance authors go in for it?

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Natalie Monroe Martyn wrote: "What exactly is 'slut-shaming' I might sound naive, but Khanh often criticizes it in her reviews. I don't really understand exactly what it is - but it doesn't sound like something that's interesti..."

Slut-shaming is basically criticizing a woman for embracing her sexuality, whether it's wearing revealing clothes or having causal sex.

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Martyn Stanley Ah, I think this quote sums up the absurdity of the practice:-

"A teenage girl today is caught in an impossible situation. She has to project a sexy image and embrace, to some extent, a 'slutty' identity. Otherwise, she risks being mocked as an irrelevant prude. But if her peers decide she has crossed an invisible, constantly shifting boundary and has become too 'slutty,' she loses all credibility. Even if she was coerced into sex, her identity and reputation are taken from her. Indeed, the power to tell her own story is wrested from her. The Arts Effect's SLUT written by Katie Cappiello vividly represents this irrational, harmful, terrible circumstance...This play is the most powerful and authentic representation of the sexual double standard I have ever seen."

I mean, what is it? I don't think anything like this exists for males. It's really stupid though. It's like to females - present yourself as sexy, available and promiscuous, but not too sexy, available and promiscuous? This is the sort of crap that teenage girls seem to indulge in that makes me think it's far easier to grow up a male. Sure you get in more fights, but a punch of punch up is probably better than the emotional turmoil this sort of behaviour could cause.

message 55: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Monroe So true. I've written a many essays for school on this subject. We can never win.

message 56: by Martyn (new)

Martyn Stanley I think it's interesting - women are much more judgmental of each other's appearance. I mean, I once went on night out to meet and an old friend and some of his mates. One of his mates was wearing the EXACT same shirt and trousers as I was - it was like getting an insta-mate. I'd lend him my jacket for a bit just for laughs and we WERE laughing, ALL night!

If a girl goes out and someone is in the same outfit - that's seen as a catastrophe isn't it? Or this idea that women shouldn't be seen in the same outfit twice or something? I mean it's ridiculous - if it looks nice wear the damn thing as often as possible! I feel for celebs the most - people should critique actresses and singers on their acting and singing - not on what dress they wore to the bloody awards night! They're not fashion moguls, just let them get on with their damn day job!

message 57: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Monroe It's the same for female politicians. Often, they're grilled on their clothes or the state of their family. Male politicians don't have to take that.

message 58: by Martyn (new)

Martyn Stanley It's very unfair - but I can't see how it will change. The popular media seem to target women for their appearance and hold them to impossible standards.

message 59: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Monroe Hopefully, time and education will do the job. Before, everyone thought slavery was normal and now they see it as it really is: barbaric and cruel.

message 60: by Rachel (new)

Rachel This review makes the book sound way better than it already did.

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Lol! And I gave it a 1 :P

message 62: by Daphne (new)

Daphne thanks for that enlightning review! ill now think twice before deciding to read it (to be honest i was attracted to it by its xover mostly in the first place lol)

Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆ Magic sparkly dragon fairy dust everywhere and hidden glamour strings being pulled out of thin air like a used fucking tampon string within some invisible female unicorn! What's the fucking point?!

Well, I think part of the point is to imagine how truly terrible it would be if this book shacked up with 50 Shades of Grey. Step back and imagine: That. Would it be bad enough to start The Apocalypse? Hopefully we'll never know.

I felt the need to point it out because while reading this review, I got trapped in this horrible, terrible nightmare by your use of the word 'tampon' and, well, sharing is scaring as they say. ;]

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies I totally forgot I wrote that sentence, and now it's going to haunt me for days. Thanks!

message 65: by Darkwinde (new)

Darkwinde Khanh, thank you! I love it when the review is so much more entertaining than the book seems it could ever be. And, btw, thanks for saving my time and money! I have enough books on my tbr list that I don't have to waste energy on things like this.

P.S. I would have hated the word inconsistency, too. I notice things like that.

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Glad you found it useful :)

message 67: by Katie (new)

Katie Wow. This is the best review of a book I've ever read, angst-fueled reviews can be so entertaining!
I appreciate you saving me time and emotional energy. How could no one have noticed the word-spelling inconsistencies prior to publishing??

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies It happens in a lot of books. I can only blame the editor.

message 69: by Violet (new)

Violet A thoroughly entertaining and fairly accurate review.

message 71: by Alexa (new)

Alexa Segur LOL! @ "The Plot: We're in Jane Austen-era England! Hooray! Our main character is named Jane! Hooray! She has a sister, a beautiful beautiful beautiful sister named Melody!---the loveliest maiden in the entire fucking shire (the English shire, not the Middle Earth Shire, although it would be pretty epic if there were an Elven P&P, I would watch the shit out of that)." I would SOOO want to see that, too! I'm sure it would be epic!

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies I'm sure fanfics have been written...

message 73: by Valerie (new)

Valerie No value in the frantic ramblings of negativity.... not a fan. I suppose it's too easy to simply state the dislike for something. It's more "shock and awe" than a viable review, but hey, that's just my opinion.

message 74: by Cass (new)

Cass I could ignore your language because you were so spot on about how I felt about this stupid book.

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Well, I hurt some of my GR friends' feelings with my lackluster review, but your rant kills it!

message 76: by Staci (new)

Staci Bless you for this review. I was curious about the series but now feel confident I can give it a HARD pass. The spelling inconsistencies alone would have driven me batshit. Thanks for taking the bullet for us-- the review was hilarious and I'm thankful to write off this series. There are too many books in the world to worry about adding bad ones to the TBR list. :)

Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Glad I could be of use!

message 78: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Webster Complete waste of time reading this book.
The author barely disguised her copying characters from both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I give it 0 stars!

message 79: by Alyson (new)

Alyson Kent Saw the book on the shelves where I work and thought it looked interesting. SO glad I stopped here first.

Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆ Kathy wrote: "The author barely disguised her copying characters from both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I give it 0 stars! "

Well, to be fair, that was what she was doing intentionally and she's never said otherwise nor has she claimed the characters were original ones she made up. Pride and Prejudice with magic is basically what she says to sell the book.

message 81: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa YOU'RE MY HERO FOR THIS REVIEW. I made it about 28 pages in before I said fuck no. Thank god I got it from the library and didn't spend my money on this.

message 82: by Scribblegirl (new)

Scribblegirl As always, you save me. This book was recommended, but I figured I'd see what you had to say about it first. We may not always agree, but I can generally tell whether or not I'll like something by your reviews, and this is a no thank you.

message 83: by Julie (new)

Julie I haven't even read this yet (and now probably won't ever!), but your review is AWESOME. :D *high fives*

message 84: by Camus (new)

Camus Grimwood I love angry reviews. Thank you for your sacrifice

message 85: by Van (new)

Van This is the angriest review I've ever read and it is pretty accurate lol

message 86: by Eloise (new)

Eloise I wish I had read this before the book. I like and concur with your angry review. It wasted my brain power trying to work out "the point" of it all.

Donna (the book hoarder) Well shit, I thought the summary looked good but after seeing your review I'm gonna probably skip this one

message 88: by Nadya (new)

Nadya Ali It took me ages to finish this book and it’s was such a disappointing pile of dung.

message 89: by Scribblegirl (new)

Scribblegirl This review was well worth reading again; hilarious!

message 90: by Allison (new)

Allison Great review. I wish I'd seen this before I checked out the book. I managed 27 pages before deciding it wasn't worth my time. My review over at my blog hits much the same points. I'm glad to see the book didn't improve the further into it you got.

message 91: by Rachael (new)

Rachael This is the most accurate review of this book I’ve read. I do not understand all the high ratings!!!

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