We all have our own preferences towards what we want to read. Towards a certain genre, setting or even an author. I have to say that as I have grown older I am more specific to what kind of books I wish to read. Especially after reading a synopsis or a spoiler free review I can quickly tell whether or not I want to read something. So today I will share a few words or topics that spark my interest enough to want to read a book. Or at least spark a big interest in me.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly prompt created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week was a freebie so I went through the previous prompt list.
I have always been interested in mythical creatures in tv shows or books. But in the last few years seeing a dragon on the cover or mentioned in the synopsis, make me very happy and excited. Especially after reading the Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman.
I love books that have magic with a main character that wields it. I am always drawn to these type of stories. Regardless of how stereotypical the synopsis ends up making it sound.
- Magic School
Extending from the previous one are magic schools. I know a lot of people automatically scream rip-off Harry Potter these days but I think there are a lot of different ways in which you can approach a magic school and have a plot surrounding that without it being like Harry Potter. So I’m always interested in seeing how that is done.
- Whenever the synopsis gives of the vibe it is going to be dark
So not a specific word though I like seeing the word dark in a synopsis. But I am drawn to the darker (magic) books from time to time. Where not everything is happy and dandy.
- Something different in a familiar genre
Like how The Graveyard Queen is a paranormal detective, but I hadn’t seen before that the main character is a cemetery restorer. It is what drew my attention to these books, and I’m glad it did.
I find demons an interesting something in a plot, especially when they are a main character like Bartimaeus in the Bartimaeus trilogy.
I am a sucker for snappy, sassy, sarcastic interactions if done well. There is something so good about those types of interactions that fill me with joy.
As a book lover I find it interesting when a book deals with books in some way. Or book stores!
What kind of words in a synopsis draw you in?