Friday, November 02, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #34

Feature and Follow is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.
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Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

Geez... bad editing will ruin a whole book for me. I gave up She Smells the Dead after the first page... but then it wasn't just bad editing, it involved bad writing, too. >.> That is another deal breaker for me, I'm afraid.

Beautiful cover, though...

She Smells the Dead

Oh, and Julie from New Adult Addiction reminded me of something that seriously pisses me off in adult books: WHY ARE THE HEROINES (almost) ALWAYS VIRGINS???!!! They can be good, kind-hearted, worthy of happiness and pure of mind without having to all be freaking virgins, ok!? And if it was only in historicals, which would be acceptable and, well, expected, it would be alright... but contemporary books are filled with virgins, too. Who are you trying to fool here?

Let's not forget the much older heroes, either. What's up with that, authors? Why do you write about young virgin girls from 18-22 years falling for 36-year old men or older? Can't they be nice, young men of, I don't know, 25 years old, or in some way just closer in age to the heroines? Maybe it wouldn't be so realistic for historicals, but it happens a lot in contemporary, too. I'm getting tired of imagining a man of my father's age with a girl my age. Just... yuck.

 And don't even get me started on the unbelievable number of red heads and blondes in books, either. >.>

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  1. There's not much that will make me give up on a book - but bad editing is definitely a turn-off. I haven't encountered that much though.

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Yeah, I like the cover!!

    But writing and spelling are a definte NO-No

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  3. I hate it when a book doesn't live up to its cover! :P Editing is a popular choice of an answer. New follower on GFC (sorry for ruining the 555, lol).

    ~ Cia

  4. I can't remember that one too well. I know I read the first book, but it wasn't one that wowed me.

    Bad editing can be annoying but it's never really a deal breaker for me, as long as I am enjoying the rest of the book that is!

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  5. Bad editing is definitely a deal breaker. I've run across books that everyone is raving about and yet I can't get past the first chapter because the editing is so bad.

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    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  6. Ugh, bad editing and writing is a no no for me too! I don't mind if the love interest is older as long as it's only a couple of years, but any more than that = gross!


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