Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy A Book
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This Week: The Top Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy A Book
I am a huge fan of mythology, whether it be Greek, Norse, Egyptian, etc. There is just so much to do with all the different gods and creatures.
2.) Bad Boy
Oh, how I love me some bad boy. I love the broody, dark, mysterious, angry guy--I can't get enough of this character.
I love when ya books take a turn to the gothic and macabre. There just aren't enough dark ya books out there!
This is something that I have recently started loving. Normally, I am a fraidy-cat, and I don't go near anything that might scare me. But, since Anna Dressed in Blood, I am always on the look out for the next ya horror book.
I am a huge fan of retellings, like the Persephone/Hades myth, or Edgar Allan Poe stories, or fairy tles. I love when authors modernize these old stories.
I've just recently started loving spy books, and there are so many older series that I need to catch up on that focus on spies!
7.) Different paranormal creature
Okay, so those aren't the exact words, but if I find a book that focuses on a new paranormal creature, or one that isn't done much, then I jump for it.
8.) Other worlds
I love when settings are something other than our reality. New worlds, alternate realities, outer space--I find all these settings intriguing.
9.) Dystopian with a flare of paranormal
I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance books, but I get tired of the same old, same old. So, when an author adds the element of a dystopian society to the paranormal, then it's definitely a book I am going to try out.
10.) Light-hearted contemporary romance
I am not a fan of the contemporary novels that focus on tough issues such as suicide, abuse, rape, etc. But, I do love the light-hearted, feel-good romances like the ones Stephanie Perkins writes. If a book is the cheerful, summery type of read; then it's one that will definitely end up in my collection.