Feature & Follow (#1)

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #120
This is my very first time participating in the Feature & Follow. You can find more information over at the hosting blogs Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
The purpose is basically to meet fellow bloggers and gain some new followers, what's not great about that?!?
This week's question is:
Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? (For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.)
A: One thing that annoys the heck out of me is dispassionate romances. I can wrap my head around an insta-love every once in a while (ahem, Twilight, ahem). It's not my fave, I do prefer a slow, steady build-up burn of passion, but sometimes it does work. However, what I can't stand is when the romance between two characters is forced, cold, and sparkless. I can def think of a couple books that made me feel that way.  If the romance is a large part of the book and I can't connect with it...well. You know.  :)
I ALSO hate, detest, abhor vague crappy endings.  Sometimes I feel the author's cop-out at the end. I'm talking about either a stand-alone or the last book of a series. I just finished one yesterday and the ending completely left me unsatisfied and cursing. I'm not talking about needing a happy ending, just one that makes me feel closure. Yeah.
Follow me and I'll follow you back! Just let me know in the comments. Oh and to get to my GFC link just scroll to the bottom of my blog :)  Thanks in advance for visiting, can't wait to "meet you" :)


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    1. I know what you mean about vague endings. I feel cheated when I come across books like that.

      New follower here! :) My FF

  2. Agree with the crappy endings. I've finished a couple of series in the last year that weren't up to par with the rest of the books.
    Thanks for stopping by, following back.

  3. Completely agree about the endings thing. Sometimes it feels like the author just wanted to be done with it.


  4. Oh, I agree with your points. I don't care for cliffhangers, but mostly I hate anything that happens due to coincidence. I like logical steps to a conclusion.

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  5. I hate it when the endings are like that. I also hate it when the endings are rushed.
    Following you back. :)

  6. Cool blog name! I hate unresolved endings too.
    New follow via GFC.
    Alise - My FF Post

  7. Great answer. Beginnings and endings are so important and it's amazing how many authors fall into the trap of not spending enough time thinking and revising those parts.

    New follower via GFC.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  8. completly agree, especially when it comes to vague endings!
    New Follower via GFC :)

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  9. Great answers! Passionless romance = passionless readers. And vague endings are the worst! I actually get criticized for writing too much story after the climax because I want to give the reader plenty of closure. I don't understand the weak ones at all! New follower here via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  10. Biggest disappointing ending ever = Mockinjay! Such a bad ending (in my opinion) for otherwise great Hunger Games trilogy! So I totally agree :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  11. Hi. New follower here! I agree the excitement in romance is the building of the relationship. If they are suddenly in love it's not as fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society

  12. as for crappy ending, the one series I know that really made me made, is the Dream Realms Trilogy, by Sophia Sharp. The first 2 books were exciting, like had a good build up, then the last, was like WHAT? Thats the end? then no closure to many important things, like it was rushed to just get it done. I was actually mad.

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  13. Hi! I have to agree. I really don't like dissatifying endings. I don't mind them so much though if they are in a series and I have the next installemnt on hand.

    Thanks for stopping by. Returning the follow :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  14. Hey! Welcome to Follow Friday!

    OMG crappy endings are the worst! It's like you love a book and you follow it all the way through and then the end ruins the entire thing! I HATE that.

    New follower! :)

  15. I too hate incomplete endings that just stop suddenly. I feel cheated. I'm a new follower via GFC and would love for you to visit me whenever you have a chance...

    The Scarf Princess

  16. Liked your points- thanks for stopping by my blog, followed you back via GFC!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  17. Excellent choices! There's gotta be a spark, though not literally, we wouldn't want our houses going up in flames. ;)
    I'm actually kind fond of a vague ending, for some reason I detest happy endings in books, they always come off so cheesy I find it hard not to grimace.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

  18. Great answers. I agree!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF, following back! :)

  19. Thanks for stopping by my FF Post.
    I hate the whole love thing in books when it doesn't connect to the audience.
    I thought it was just me lol, everyone else seems to be able to connect to most love stories, whereas I like a bit of back story to the love.
    Now following you back.
    Kristerrn @ BetweenTheLines -WithK

  20. Those are the worst kinds of romance, and most of the times I don't finish the book if the characters have no connection whatsoever.
    New Follower!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

  21. Oh yes, vague endings. HATE them!

    New GFC follower!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  22. Crappy endings can really ruin an otherwise good book. Thanks for visiting my FF! New follower. :)

  23. good ones. Crap endings really piss me off. Especially in a series, as I feel I invest so much time into it, the least it could have is a decent ending (I'm looking at you Mockingjay!)