Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: What is a deal breaker for you in a book?The overplayed "star-crossed lover" or fated thing you see a lot in YA. Take this description that I totally just made up:
A spaceship hovers above earth, not attacking or communicating, leaving everyone on the planet wondering. There are riots in the street and the world starts going to hell in a handbasket. Sally doesn't know what she's going to do. She has a little sister to protect and parents who rarely show up in this book. Then she meets Guy. He's a dangerous risk taker and rather rude at times, everything she shouldn't want in a boy. But he makes her heart flutter and it feels like they are destined to be together. So in the shadow of a spaceship, when the world is ending, these two lovers think about nothing but staring annoyingly into each others eyes until the halfway through the book when of course something more ominous than aliens appears: the love triangle.
You know the books I'm talking about. When the actual plot becomes subservient to an unhealthy obsessive relationship. When I skim descriptions and I see anything that sounds like star-crossed lovers, a pair that is "destined to be together" or love triangles, I put the book back on the shelf. No reason even starting a book that I'm doomed to hate it.
Just a warning I'm going to be hopping through late this week. So I'll visit, just probably not till Saturday or Sunday because of work.