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.
Sasha and Em from Sash & Em are here today to tell you what makes them pick up a book. They'll share their top three literary lures, what romances they love to love, and what types of stories always capture their attention.
Where you can find them...
List the top three things that hook you into buying a book.
Em: Gorgeous cover, non-contemporary, start of a series
Sash: Heartwrenching story, blurbs from authors I know, pretty covers!
What type of storyline never fails to grab your attention?
Em: Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, paranormal/supernatural storylines are always fun!
Sash: Anything that looks like it's going to be character driven.
What kind of love stories do you always fall for? What makes you want to root for those couples?
Em: The guy is usually tall, dark, handsome, brooding, silent, sexy, bad boy type. It helps if he is ACTUALLY a good guy deep down and really loves her. I want to root for them when they are in the face of evil or are sticking it to a nefarious enemy by working as a team.
Sash: When they have the odds stacked against them. I love seeing couples go through hard times and come out on top!
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?
Em: Unless it has a profound effect on me...I let it fall to the wayside mentally and physically.
Sash: Whenever I feel like I'm ready to move on and not come back to that story, I know it's time. I don't let re-reads go though!
Books that hooked Sasha & Em:
Em: Vampire Academy Series!
Sash: Anything by Melina Marchetta (Saving Francesca is my favorite.)