I decided to take on some associate reviewers to help me review on this site. Their reviews will be appearing on this blog as they submit them to me and I find time to approve them and get them posted. Once 3 reviews have been posted I will be introducing you to them.
Each reviewer I am adding will have slightly different tastes in the types of books they enjoy reading and the content level they are comfortable reading.
Rain Jeys is the first reviewer who has had 3 reviews posted on my site so now it’s my turn to tell you more about her.
Here is what Rain has to say about content in books.
I think that sex and swearing are typical parts of teenage life, for better or worse, and to pretend that isn’t the case is not being realistic. So swearing and mentioning of sex is fine in YA, and if it’s not explicit and actually matters to the plot, innuendo, sexual tension and even vaguely described non-explicit semi-off-page sex is fine. Especially if the couple is very convincing and you can root for them.
However, if sex is just thrown in seemingly for shock value or is casual (even in adult titles – casual sex really bothers me and is a huge reason I avoid adult titles) then that can severely impact my rating, though I will state so in the review. Three-way-relationships such as in Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr get a huge NO from me.
If the character is swearing every paragraph and it seems forced and ridiculous, I will down-rate for that too. Swearing that feels natural to the character(s) and situation is fine.
Rain enjoys reading YA fantasy, YA paranormal, YA dystopian & MG fantasy book.
Blogger Name: Rain Jeys
Social Media: Goodreads
I’m a 20-something aspiring Young Adult Fantasy author. I love reading YA Paranormal, YA Fantasy and YA Dystopian. I have four adorable kitties who are my babies. I’m a Northern California native.
What is one book everyone should read?
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Pumpkin Bagel with Hazlenut Cappucino.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Umm…I’m a Hapsburg descendant?
How many books are on your To-Read List?
Oh wow…over 500
Top 3 things on your bucket list?
Publish my books, Travel to the UK, Take a European cruise.
10 Words that describe yourself?
writer, dreamer, nerdy, creative, kind, quirky, pale, shy, brunette, nature-lover.
TV or Movies?
Don’t make me choose!
Hot or Cold?
Black or White?
Night owl, or early bird?
Definite Night Owl
Print or Ebook?
Print all the way!
Pizza or Pasta?
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Bit of both.
PC or Mac?
Don’t really care.
Patricia A. McKillip
Donna Jo Napoli
Peter S. Beagle
Movie you watch over and over again
Lord of the Rings
The Princess Bride
The Hunger Games