Suggested by Jennysbooks:
Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?”
I am not a blurb lover. I have fallen for blurbs before and felt misled or downright lied too when I finished the book. Words/phrases in a blurbs that do tend to catch my attention are “haunting”, “terrifying”, “keep the lights on and double check the doors scary” but I have yet to keep my lights on when I go to bed unless I fall asleep before turning them off. I may read a blurb by another author that I already enjoy in hopes that I would be able to trust him/her.
Blurbs that turn my off right away usually include words/phrases along the lines of “a love story like no other”, “your life will be successful”, “must-read” pretty much any lovey dovey/read this or be a loser/there has never been a better book are a sign for me to move on down the bookshelf.