Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feature and Follow (11)

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Question: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can't deal with bad editing?
Answer: For me, a deal breaker is usually a weak hero/heroine. I can't stand reading about weak characters, and most of the time, if I'm 99% sure that the character won't get stronger throughout the book, I'll just put it down and stop reading altogether. I mean, I don't mind if the character starts off unconfident and shy but then faces situations that makes him/her stronger (Example: The Girl of Fire and Thorns), but if they stay that way through the whole novel, I get aggravated.

The bad editing also is a huge turn off when I read a book. It doesn't usually stop me from finishing, (unless it's really bad) but if words aren't spelt right or if the sentences are grammatically incorrect, it takes away from the enjoyment of the story.

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  1. Good answer. I think weak protagonists annoys me too. New follower via GFC!

    - Cindy

  2. Weak MCs are the worst! Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  3. I don't mind weak MC as long as they grow towards the end.
    Happy Friday!
    Here's my FF.

  4. Weak, whiny heroins, yuk! If they start weak and they grow, I can like them, but staying that way? No thanks.

    FF @thedailyprophecy.

  5. Bad editing is also one of mine, good answer.

  6. I don't mind a weak heroine as long as they end up strong. If they stay weak then ugh! my FF new follower.

  7. I hate that to. If they grow stronger then thats cool. New follower via GFC.

    My FF

  8. I hate weak characters too. Like you said, I don't mind development, but if they stay weak the entire time, they really annoy me.

    I’m a new follower by GFC. You can find my FF here.

  9. I can't stand bad editing either. It won't make me put a book down if it isn't consistent throughout the whole book though.

    New follower via GFC. Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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