Bad books make me grouchy. Not just, “What is the matter? Why are you frowning?” grouchy. But, “Steer clear of Angie, she is mean!” grouchy!!!
I’ve read a few doosies this year already and bad books kill me! They make me lose a little faith in authors, agents, publishers, and editors. What could they all be thinking? How did no one catch this travesty?
So in an attempt to learn a lesson, I’m digging deep here:
What makes a book bad?
Unrealistic plot twists
Too much world building
Too much description
Too much swearing
Not enough emotion
Characters not moving the plot forward
No kissing (just kidding—kind of)
So cheer me up :) What is your number one complaint in bad books?