Why I’d Choose that Book: The science of book appeal. Actually, there is nothing scientific about it at all. It’s more like a gut-feel. Which is not always right. But I am sticking with my reasons because as weird as they might seem, they are mine.
I am pretty fussy when it comes to covers and it means everything in my judgment a book’s worthiness.Bonus points for originality and featuring real people – even if it’s just a hand or the top of a head.
There are a few authors that I auto-buy.
This sometimes backfires It’s foolproof.
From a very short list of trusty people- like these bloggers.
Yip, I live for those little red stars.
If it’s one of these I am in hot pursuit.
Especially psychological thrillers
But they have to be World War II.
Especially if they include these non-random themes – death (I like them dark), depression, road trips, ballet, brothers and/or sisters
Preferably dark magic, faerie, elves and dragons (But I am fussy with fantasies and I’ll reject any of these with an ugly cover.)
YA vs Adult
I choose YA over adult most of the time for reasons highlighted here.
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