2 weeks ago I made a list about things that make me immediately interested in books. This week I will tell you, what actually turns me off a book. I will probably not consider reading a book if……
…it’s written by authors I didn’t like. Sorry, I gave you a chance!
..it’s advertised as being ‘the new Twilight’ or ‘the new Fifty Shades of Grey’ –> I didn’t even like the originals, what makes you think I’ll read a copy that’s even worse?
…it promises a love triangle
…it features time-travel or different dimensions. Not a fan, because authors often mess it up
…it’s from a genre I never read, like historical fiction or romance. Or both together, that is my worst nightmare. Those Highlander romances? Nope, no. If there’s a muscly highlander on the cover, I will run away and never look back! My nanna loved those books and I sometimes sneakily read the ‘steamy’ scenes when I was younger. They are all. the. same.
…it’s a Fantasy that heavily features elves and dwarves. I never liked reading about them.
So those were the no-no-points, here’s what makes it hard for a book, but there’s still a chance I pick it up.
…it’s a series with 10+ books. Normally, it’s too much!
…it’s a YA Fantasy book. I don’t want to judge a whole genre, but there were too many disappointments for me lately, and it made me more cautious. When I hear YA nowadays I mostly think of angsty teenagers, lots of drama, that doesn’t make sense to me, Mary Sue’s galore and the inevitable love triangle. And that is exactly what I don’t want to read about.