Follow Friday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by
This week's question:
What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!
1. My biggest pet-peeve is usually located within the YA reading grade of books. It really bugs me when the female teenage protagonist can NEVER even look at the "best friend" boy that's always by her side, and is totally in love with her. She ALWAYS has to be so entranced by the other boy, the mysterious bad one that treats her like dirt, but is SO sexy and good-looking. I'm rolling my eyes. Can't the lesser-attractive boy be the one she falls for, once in a while? Why am I NEVER seeing this? Examples are every YA I read, and ever have.
2. My other one is lack of a plot in any book. It never ceases to amaze me that authors just don't plot their stories, like at all! Wow. Maybe this trend is newer, but some authors are looking to the screenwriters of Hollywood to get info on how to do this, because it makes a big difference. No more sagging middles and stories where nothing is actually happening the entire way through. The most plotless one I read this year was Fallen by Lauren Kate. Nothing happens in that book. NO-thing.
3. Last one (but, there are others) for this post is poor world-building. I hate when authors just don't put any real effort into their story's world-building when they're writing sci-fi, dystopia, or fantasy. If they're not giving us the details in book 1, I'm inclined to think those details don't exist. Maybe they do, but put them in book 1, so I know. The worst is when those details make no sense. Wither by Lauren DeStafano is a good example of a book that just had poorly thought-out world-building. Some was there, but it made no logical sense. It was obvious the writer wasn't ready to write sci-fi, because that is what the genre of dystopia is. (Although, maybe it can be without sci-fi elements?)
What are your pet-peeves, fellow blogger & readers? I'd love to find out, so comment away!