Feature Follow Friday ~ December 30, 2016

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Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.
Blurbs You Feel Are Wrong or Misleading
I’m so glad someone has asked this! I have often come across blurbs that are just strange. Last year I wrote a post about this topic, What is that JUNK in your synopsis?
 four-chambers
Four Chambers makes it out that Everett is some bad, horrible person. That there is something he is doing that is harmful to Andra. That’s not true. He is actually her friend – a very good friend. Good enough that he tries to save her from making a horrible mistake in college.
lumberjanes

Lumberjanes is an odd read. It is set during the summer, but there is nothing in the synopsis that really tells what the book is about. What I read in the book does not seem to chalk up to the synopsis written for it…perhaps because there is not a good way to write one?

puddly

Puddly the Penguin sounds like such a cute read. In reality, it is a diatribe. This is my review from a few years ago. One of the things I said was that the dialogue was “conversations being shoved down the reader’s throat constantly.” It was not a thoughtful, heartfelt children’s read with some lessons along the way. It was a constant barrage.

whitney

Whitney Wallace is the most boring, spoiled, conceited child there ever was. Nothing is interesting to her. Nothing about life is at all remotely of anything. She complains constantly about boring, boring, boring. What is with the warning? There was nothing remotely funny about this book, except the fact that Whitney’s family put up with her shit. I don’t think young readers would be interested in this book because they’d get too bored of Whitney’s complaining.

How do you feel about misleading blurbs? 

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3 thoughts on “Feature Follow Friday ~ December 30, 2016

  1. Yeah I hate these misleading descriptions. It’s like they decided to write a description that would draw readers and give them a story of something completely different and be like HA! You already bought the book! (or borrowed from the library) Time was wasted. I remember with mine, I kept reading it thinking, oh the good stuff has GOT to happen soon! But it never did. It was like the MURDER was just something that happened. No need to investigate it. Let’s just watch this other girl grow up. It’s seriously like WTF?! This topic seems to have renewed my rage over the deceptive book description I read years ago! LOL!

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