Hiya everybody, I hope your having a lovely day filled with cute baby animals, coffee, and great books.
Lately I’ve read a few books that sounded fantastic but didn’t deliver so I am going to share with you lovely people my frustration on Misleading descriptions.
Now I know the synopsis/descriptions is designed to hook people in and should feature the “best parts” but like a Movie trailer I feel less is more.
If you tell me all the funny parts chances are I wont laugh when they actually happen. If you tell me I’m in for a Hunger Games cross The Night Circus I want some FREAKIN AMAZBALL stuff not a mediocre book that could have been good if it wasn’t compared to highly praised books.
*Side note: Can someone please write a Hunger Games/ Night Circus baby? How amazing would that actually be!
Okay back to the point. If the book tells me I’m going to cry then I will try not to (I usually still cry because I’m over sensitive about my fictional lands and the people who dwell happily ever after in them.) Did you read that Authors? HAPPILY I SAY!
If the Synopsis promises Killing, then I want some one to die! If it promises me some amazing world building you better believe I’m going to be looking out for something that blows me away and if it doesn’t it is going to bring the book rating down for me.
Would you like to know what I do LOVE? Underrated descriptions.
A re-cap that gives nothing away and allows the book to blow my mind. A book with a plot twist in it that is not ADVERTISED! Don’t tell me there is a plot twist, I beg of you. I will spend the entire time making far-fetched scenarios and when we get to the plot twist I won’t be blown away.
Seriously me being surprised at a plot twist I didn’t see coming compared to prior warning
Having a tiny description can have it’s cons to. Like not as many people reaching for it based on synopsis but believe me it if its good us book-worms will talk and the hype will spread a lot 🙂
Have you guys been duped by books that promise you the most fantastic story only to give you crushed expectations? Or have you found any hidden treasures in disguise as your average Joe of books?
Let me know what you think of books that give too much away. Do you like knowing it will make you cry? or would you prefer it didn’t tell you and you got to experience it all yourself?