What are some of your biggest pet peeves with books? I.e. love triangles, etc.
Well, love triangles are definitely up there. A lot of romantic tropes are, really, like insta-love and such. The way romance is just such a plot device sometimes is definitely my biggest pet peeve, especially in YA. I love romance, I am fine with reading romance, but it needs to be done right. Namely, have actual development and meaning for the story. Too often, especially in genres that aren't just romance, like fantasy, dystopian, etc., a romance subplot feels like it's thrown in simply so there's swoony, broody, good-looking guys and pining, can't go on without said guys, only have agency if said guys like me, girls. Ick. It can really ruin a story for me. That kind of romance leads to another pet peeve - no common sense! When it's the romance that overwhelms a characters good sense, that really drives me mad, but lately I find just in general some characters are written to overlook common sense so that obstacles can be created in the plot, and that shoves me out of the story too. There is nothing wrong with smart, thoughtful characters. Thinking and learning is awesome!
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