Things That Make A Book Desirable To Me
Huh, I say that like I've been studying a LOT. How does three hours everyday sound? Not as good when I tell you that I've had weekends off, and pretty much all of it was me taking down notes that I should have done before. I'm so screwed! Oh, I've also skimmed through a couple of the basic things that you would expect on a post like this. So I've really only made . . . 3 relevant points in this post. Go me.
I Saw The Word 'Royal' in the BlurbThis is in regards to the main character. If the love interest is royal, it's a maybe. If it's the main character discovering that she's this long lost princess who's vital to literally everything and so much better than everyone else . . . then probably no. Mind you, this only really works for fantasy or sci-fi. I don't tend to enjoy historical fiction that much and yes, I realise that genre is where the word 'royal' pops up the most often, but I need a hint of magic in there as well!
Reminds Me Of The Craft / Heathers / Jawbreaker.I adore these movies, they're the perfect mix of petty high school girls, hot boys and death. A lot of death. I don't read a lot of contemporary, but I love fantasy books that are set in a contemporary time period – so uh, urban fantasy? Except the dark kind. In a high school.
I ForgotNot me, I remember this point quite well seeing as how I just came up with it. If I were a more eloquent or precise writer, I might have titled this point "When people forget something vital and a great deal of the book focuses around that." However, I'm a terrible writer, and that title is way too long – so I guess we're stuck with "I forgot."
Anyways, I have this weird love for unreliable narrators, so I guess this kind of plays into that a little bit. When characters don't know something it tends to keep me on the edge aka makes for a more entertaining book. It's also extremely satisfying to finally figure something out, after pages and pages of annoyingly subtle hints and confusing references. It's an 'Ohhhhh' moment.
The TitleIt's a little bit hit and miss with titles. Sometimes they appeal to me, while other times I cringe at how pretentious or cliche they are. Here are some that appeal to me:
The Kiss of Deception
Luckiest Girl Alive
Princess of Thorns