This week's features are Cailtin @ The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger and Carmen @ Carmen Jenner this week's question is:
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.
Hmm, I can think of a few:
1. All over the place POV - If the book is from alternate POVs, I appreciate a heads up (namely the chapter 'title'. It's not hard to get me confused!). Also I don't like when the story's been told from one character's POV and then all of the sudden we have new ones.
2. Repeated words - What I mean by this is, for example, everyone using a certain word over and over. I read a book recently (that shall remain unnamed) in which every called each other 'dude'. Needless to say, this got on my nerves.
3. Inaccurate facts - This is more bothersome when I'm reading historical fiction/romance. If the author decides to write a historical book, I think he or she owes to the reader their best attempt at research. Inconsistent facts or language that doesn't below to the period is just bad form.
4. Unbelievable instant love - I know this will be in many lists, but I don't mind insta-love if is well done. Willing to die for someone you met two days ago, is just not realistic.
What trick gets you irritated?