How often does this happen to you? I know I get sucked in way to easily, all the time! All an author has to do is write a really good synopsis and I’m done for. Download that baby and start reading only to find out I’ve been duped again! Everyone has their book crack, the thing they love the most and will read no matter what and if the synopsis is good or even great, we one click and download just so we get our fix. But all too often the book isn’t as good as the promise of it was. It’s like a kick to the crotch every time I start reading something I thought was going to be my next fangirling moment only to realize the synopsis was better then the book.
Our book crack is always an auto buy for us. Some like bad boys, bullies, angst, comedy, mystery, suspense or a combination or whatever their choice of book crack may be. But whatever it is that is your book crack it makes it even better with the perfect synopsis to go with it. What a downer though when you finish the book and think what the hell did I just read…… yes the lead was a jerk face bully but the story was nowhere near what the promise of the synopsis was. It happens all the time to me, I read the synopsis and finally this is what I want to read just to be foiled again!
I’m not saying the book has to be terrible for me to think this. Sometimes I think yes that was good but not nearly as good as I was expecting. Or even there are times when I’m like ok that book was good but the promise of that jerk face bully (I’m using bully book crack as an example cause I have many book cracks….. really I’m just a book addict ha) wasn’t nearly what I thought I was in for. Which ends up being a complete downer. Lot’s of books are really good even but I was dooped by the synopsis and thought something other then what happened was going to happen.
Obviously author’s have to write a really good synopsis to draw us in so we’ll read their work, however I don’t like being mislead or dooped damn it! I just want to read the book that goes with that synopsis. I recently read a book that had this fantastic synopsis so of course I get the book only to read the book (and almost not finish) to realize that the only thing from the synopsis that was in the book were the names of the lead characters. Was I ever not impressed because I thought this was my next IT book, my next favorite author just to discover that the blurb I was so excited for wasn’t even the story I was reading. I got duped……. again! So tell me am I the only one or does everyone else have these moments? Also what is your book crack?