by Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks & A Buckeye Girl Reads
Where do I start? LOL But I agree with Julie, the more books that I read the pickier I seem to become!
I strongly dislike characters who don’t act their own age. Most of the books I read have heroines that are in their late 20’s or early 30’s but when the protagonist acts like she’s 16 it drives me crazy. There’s a reason why I limit the amount of Young Adult novels that I read. I just can’t connect with the characters so I turn to Urban Fantasy. There’s nothing that I find more frustrating than an immature, whiny, ditzy heroine who needs to grow up! A juvenile character can ruin an entire book for me.
I also have a love/hate relationship with love triangles. I agree that they have their place in fiction but it’s when they become the main focus of the plot that I begin to get irritated. More often than not, the relationship complications become all consuming and the main focus of the book turns into an afterthought only to resurface near the end of the novel. When this happens I usually end up feeling lost and struggle to figure out what the actual point of the book was. In my opinion, the main plot line should always be clear and the love triangle should be an added bonus to help add depth to the characters, not steal the show.
Finally, the new trend of ending a book practically in mid-sentence in Young Adult books really pushes my buttons and is one of the main reasons why I’ve cut back on reading this genre. I’m not sure if this is a new version of the cliff hanger ending but I hate it. Novels that do this feel unfinished and I receive little to no satisfaction from them. The ending is an important aspect of a novel and when I find myself double checking my eBook to make sure that all of the pages downloaded properly something is wrong.
What about you?
What Are Your Character or Plot Pet Peeves?
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I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada