Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots. Tell us about it.
This may be because I'm sitting next to a YA novel I just finished, but I'm going to say that what frustrates me is when an author takes a pretty creative plot and junks it up with a lot of stuff (for lack of a better term), so at the end, I want to say it was good, but it really wasn't. What junk am I taking about? Here's an example: Breaking Dawn. The first thought Edward would have of a child with Bella would be to "get that thing out"? Wolf pack explosion, do I really care what every single wolf is thinking all the time? Do we really need to start calling Jasper "Jazz" in the forth book? Did we really need the characters to actually mention that there were so many vampires that it would help to have an index to keep them straight, and then add a footnote to said list? Would Bella really have named her child that, I mean, really? And don't even get me started on the final battle scene.
But the most disappointing thing about all of that, is that the story could have been so much more. It started out great, and then went way downhill, and then up and down, and over again. The ideas behind it were awesome, but the execution of those ideas left much to be desired. And just simply cutting out a lot would have been a start. I just have to shake my head and say what a shame! Anyway, that's about it. That's kind of a downer, sorry! Hopefully I'm not offending anyone's deep and abiding love for the Twilight series. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have a sort of love-hate relationship with some of these books because the creativity is up here, while I feel the interpretation of that creativity into words can sometimes be down there.