Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

So I decided to give Feature and Follow Friday a try. This is my really my first time to participate, but it seems like fun, and a great way to find new blogs who might know about books I don't, and to meet some new friends. It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

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?

OMG, there are so many.  Besides the insta-love thing, I have to say a deal breaker for me is one I was hit with in the last book I just finished:  I hate when a series sets up a character for me as being a certain personality, and then in the final book, they begin to act completely out of character.  Now, mind you, I like it when a character has a few changes to their personality based on growth throughout the series.  That's different. But when they begin to act in ways that are completely different than how they would usually act, and the out-of-character behavior isn't because of a plot device or a situation that's forced them to act differently, I don't like it.

And then there's just the too-predictable storyline.  You can guess everything that is going to happen, and after successfully predicted two or more things, that tends to make me grow bored and not want to finish.

So what are your deal breakers?

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