And it's not even that her books are bad (I haven't read the Hush, Hush series); it's just that she blurbs everything. So does Lauren Kate. So does Meg Cabot. After a (very short) while, their effusive praise loses its impact. It's as if these paranormal authors feel a need to
- promote their genre,
- get their names on as many books as possible, or
- be indiscriminate in terms of taste.
Or maybe they actually like the book. One can hope, right?
Okay, so now that I've denounced blurbs (and probably offended a couple of people -- sorry about that), I want to hear what works for you in terms of blurbs. Is it the author's own books? Does writing skill guarantee good taste? Is it what the blurb mentions -- a pragmatic heroine, a vivid world, gorgeous prose? Or do blurbs not sway your decisions at all?