Guide to ARCs; How to Increase Your NetGalley Ratio Quickly

When you're reviewing books on NetGalley, one of the things that matters most is your Feedback Ratio. This is where we get into things like the 80% badge, auto-approvals, and top reviewers. To date, 72 of my NetGalley reviews have been featured and been auto-approved by 12 publishers.  These pieces all play an important role…

Cassandra Clare, Book Pirating, and Bullying

So, BookTwitter is talking about pirating books again (a conversation I'm sure we will continue to have for many years to come). But, instead of it being a conversation solely focused on the discussion of ebook theft, it's also about Cassandra Clare. Book Theft As far as the first part goes, there's a lot to…

Which Books in YA Romanticize Abuse?

Shatter Me is an incredibly gross offender of the abuse romanticism that goes on in YA novels. I recently finished a reread of Shatter Me in which I annotated the novel to point out in-depth signs of the moments in which abuse happens and how it is subsequently romanticized by the author. Currently, I have…

Shatter Me Romanticizes Abuse; Chapter Ten

This is a weekly reminder that Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi romanticizes abuse. This post is an in-depth commentary on chapter ten. If you're interested in reading more comprehensive commentaries about the deeply problematic aspects of Shatter Me, chapters one through nine are linked below. - Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapters Five…

Shatter Me Romanticizes Abuse; Chapter Nine

This is an in-depth commentary on the deeply problematic way in which Tahereh Mafi romanticizes abuse with her series, Shatter Me. This post breaks down chapter nine of book one. If you're interested in reading more, read through the other chapters for this book linked below. - Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapters…