That being said, there are just some things in books that either make me roll my eyes or affect whether I read the book altogether. And my rating has been lowered due to one (or more) of these items.
Here are a few things that I really, really hate to see in books.
1. Love Triangles
Why, oh why, MUST authors do this to us??
And most of the time, it is a girl torn between two guys: one that she has known for her entire life and one that is the new and interesting guy she can't help but fall for. Spare me.
I am mainly thinking of dystopian when I mention this scenario. I have no doubt that the contemporary genre sometimes has a different twist on it. But either way, I roll my eyes when I see it. And 90% of the time, that will impact my opinion on the entire story.
2. Absentee parents in YA
Ahhh . . . someone please, please, PLEASE tell me WHERE are the parents in Young Adult books?
3. Too Many POVs
4. Lack of diversity
5. Lack of communication
6. Focus on romance in dystopian books
7. Lack of world building
This is probably the one thing on this list that can cause me to fall asleep.
What are a few things to hate to see in books? Are there any on this list that you agree with? Are there any that I missed?