Literary Lures is a new feature here at Wastepaper Prose that will run every Wednesday into the fall. Some awesome bloggers will be stopping by to tell you what hooks them on books and give some recommendations of books they love.
Ginger from GReads! is here today to tell you all about her literary lures. She'll tell you why she buys books, what types of stories she always falls for, and what will make her close the cover without looking back.
Where you can find her...
List the top three things that hook you into buying a book.
- Romance. I need there to be some sort of romantic element in the story for me to be interested. I like kissing. In books. A lot :)
- Cover. Yes, I admit it. I judge a book by it's cover. If I have never heard of the book, then it's the cover I see first. Depending on that, I may or may not look & see whats inside.
- Recommendations. I trust certain people's opinions & when they tell me I need to read a book, well then I read the book!
Two people, total opposites who meet and end up falling for one another. They can be from different worlds, or different social classes - whatever it may be, I am a sucker for opposites attracting. There is usually tons of conflict & passion! I love that.
What kind of love stories do you always fall for? What makes you want to root for those couples?
As I said above, I tend to fall for the opposites attract storyline. I like it when the couple you expect least to end up together, end up together. When it comes to contemporary novels, this is by far my favorite storyline. Life is messy and nothing is ever easy, so when a relationship is brought together when no one expected it to, I always end up rooting for them to come out alive.
Some books get released as quickly as you snatched them up. What makes you put a book down and how do you know it’s time?
This goes back to my answer for number one. If there is no mention of romance, 9 times out of 10 I will probably put it down. I'm a girl who likes passion and tension when it comes to matters of the heart :)
Books that have hooked Ginger:
Obsidian (Lux series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout -- Sci-fi is usually not my first choice of reading, but I was told the romance in this series was intense & I found this to be very, very true!
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick -- This book is the epitome of two people, from different social classes, beating the odds and falling in love. Love this type of story!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi -- Another book that was recommended to me because the romance was so intense! I do like dystopians, but usually contemporaries are where I turn to first. I was swooning so hard after I read this book. So passionate!
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols -- This book was my first encounter with author Jennifer Echols and it completely set the bar for every other YA romance after it. Her writing is so beautiful, and so passionate. These stories inspire me to want to write my own some day.