Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal and learn more about one another! So, Let’s Talk! (Source: Smash Attack Reads)
Do you need romance in your books to read them? If not, what else “hooks” you? (Thank you, Rachel/Parajunkee!)
Don’t get me wrong. I love a great romance.The pang you get in your heart when a love connection is made. *swoon* LOVE. It is a great feeling. But I’ve loved books where one didn’t exist or maybe took a back seat to the story. For me it is about the characters. If the characters have enough depth and are likable for me to connect with, then I am in. You add some epic growth through some time of challenge either via world-building or the real world then we are starting to talk 5 star rating.
Some 4-5 Stars without the Romance: Unwind by Neal Shustermann, Leverage by Joshua Cohen, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John, Feed by Mira Grant, Cracked by K.M. Walton, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Some 4-5 Stars that aren’t just about the Romance: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry, My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland, The Diviners by Libba Bray, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray