Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the BookishToday's subject: "Top Ten Tuesday Rewind - Pick a past TTT that you didn't get a chance to participate in"
Since this is just my second week doing this meme, there were lots of past Top Ten Tuesday's to choose from! My choice:
1. Blurbs who spoils the entire book
If the mysterious new guy is a paranormal creature, let that be a secret! If the back cover reveals that he is a fallen angel out to kill you - why would I want to read 300 pages waiting for the main character to figure that out?
2. When the cover design/book size changes halfway-through a series.
Does anyone care how bad this will look on my bookshelf?
Take the Hunger Games books for example: Katniss? Primrose? Peeta? Almost made me throw away the book! (and hello Reneesme - don't think I have forgotten about you! (even if I wish I had))
4. Cheesy epilogues
Seriously - they make me cringe! Take Perfect Chemistry for example - great book until the epilogue *shudders*
And you can tell that the author has run out of ideas - either by re-using a plot idea, or creating a too unbelievable plot (like suddenly throwing in a bunch of Japanese kitsune (fox spirits - Wtf?) when the book originally is about vampires)
6. Too much detail/excessive description
Yada, yada, yada
7. Books with so many characters that a list of them all has to be included in the back of the book. (This also includes dictonaries of foreign words/made-up words)
One word - confusing
When the only thing they have in common is romance...
I don't care wether the main character wears huge black Prada sunglasses, a cute Pucci sundress and gorgeous Gucci heals. Tell me something that's important to the plot instead!
10. Slooooow books
Too slow beginnings might make me put the book aside in favor for another one. I also hate when books have great fast-paced beginnings, then a huge slow section in the middle where nothing happens..
Do you have any pet peeves? Agree/Disagree with mine?