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"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 11 - A Book You Hated.

Hush, Hush  - Becca Fitzpatrick A. N. Roquelaure Box Set - A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice

Hush, Hush:  Rape culture.  Everywhere.  Patch is scary, abusive and controlling.  Nora takes iron pills to control her panic attacks because that makes sense.  First person narrative isn't convincing and is poorly written (although her third person narrative in the beginning was quite nice).  Horrible teacher is horrible and I was offended by how she portrayed the school system and teachers in general because I am a teacher.  Just not for me, guys.

 

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty:  Contrary to popular opinion, it is not the raunchy scenes in this book that upset me... it's that the raunchy scenes are not consensual.  Bring on the explicit sex scenes and BDSM as long as it's between two consenting adults.  Stockholm Syndrome and rape abound in this novel and I couldn't tolerate it.  Also, the writing was not what I was expecting -- it just wasn't good for me. Once again, not my cuppa.