Top Ten Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

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Top Ten Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

So I’m standing in the bookshop looking at front covers, and these are the things on a front cover that will make me pick up a book, flip it over and read the blurb:

  1. Strong female character/warrior female
  2. Female friendship rather than heterosexual/homosexual romance
  3. Elemental-based magic
  4. Royalty
  5. Assassins
  6. Healers
  7. Gothic atmosphere – either on the cover or the blurb.
  8. The colour purple – the actual colour, not the book ha ha.
  9. Anything with galaxy colours or space-themed.
  10. Any of my current favourite authors: Heather Dixon Wallwork, Lauren DeStefano, Maria V Snyder etc.



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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