This week's FF question is:
What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book?
My answer: Ooh, I like this question. I won't deny that I kinda enjoy dissecting why I didn't like a book in my reviews, if I didn't enjoy it. One of my biggest pet peeves is what a lot of people call INSTA-LOVE.
INSTA-LOVE (n)-- When the hero and heroine of a novel, typically a young adult paranormal romance although the effect manifests to an extent in all genres, seem to instantly fall not just in lust, but in true, eternal wuv with one another upon first sight. Think the classic Romeo & Juliet meeting scene, but without the classy class-iness.
Like our featured blogger, I also don't like sudden point-of-view changes within a chapter and agree that excessive dialect can be annoying. As a Southerner (US), I really dislike it when an author who isn't from the South tries to imitate our dialect and does so incorrectly. For example, I like the Beautiful Creatures series, but they are occasionally somewhat guilty of this.
ANYWAY, all writing pet-peeves aside,
I wish ya'll all happy following and a great weekend filled with much reading,