So I'm going to make this post about things I'm starting to find that literally kill a book for me.
Love triangles. I won't pick up a book if it hints in the littlest bit that there will be one of these. They do nothing but piss me off, because I have to read pages and pages and pages about how much Jody loves Tim and how he is so hot, but Oh My God! Jake is so hot too and I love him! Seriously just pick a guy and get it over with.
Ghosts as love interests. This is something I really don't understand at all. I can kind of understand vampire love interests even if they are dead. . .at least there is a body. But a ghost? Really? I don't get it. . .what is the guy going to do for you. . .show up in the middle of summer and cool the room down is just about the only thing I can think of. Ghosts are not hot. . .please please please stop with these books they make me want to scream.
Cliff hangers. There is a difference here for me. I can understand leaving your readers wanting to know more by adding something oh so interesting right at the end of a book. Doesn't mean I have to like it, but I understand it. What I don't understand is cliff hangers tha
That last sentence is a sample of what I hate. . .they literally leave you hanging. Someone is either hurt or something crazy like that and they just end the book. I actually won't read the next book. If it is out (which is not normally the case) I'll download the sample and read that just to finish the last book.
Over description. I really don't want to know what the stitching in the shirt looks like. I'm totally find with knowing the cut and color of it. I don't want to know the exact details of the leafs on the trees outside, I just want to know why we are outside.
The stupid heroine/hero. The one that does something they know for a solid fact they shouldn't do. Like when they are told if they go through that door horrible things will happen to them and the entire world and they do it anyway. Why would they go through the damn door? They know bad things will happen, but they feel like they need to woman/man up and do something brave, which in reality is just stupid.
Because of these reasons I find myself for the first time in my life not finishing books. I used to force myself to read something to the end. But after years and years of putting up with this crap I just can't do it anymore.