What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?
“Zany”, “fantasy world”, “teeming”, “a girl disguised as a boy”, “shocking”, and “[Character A] must join forces [with Character B]” always grab my attention, although I’m usually seized by plot more than anything else. At the moment, I avoid “murder”, as I’m not in the mood for murder mysteries, and anything that suggests animal abuse or death–I just can’t take that. I also don’t like “quiet” as a descriptor for plot or “introspective”. It just doesn’t interest me at all.