Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Paranormal Boy,

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7 comments:

Amparo Ortiz October 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

Brilliant. Laughed so hard it still hurts!!

I'm not an official Gemini, but I think I was in another life. ;)

Land of shimp October 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

Hehe, I'm not much of a fan of romance novels. I don't make merry sport of those who do, though, it's just not my personal cup of tea. I understand the appeal, I just don't happen to share in it.

That said, this was very funny, and pinpointed a lot of the reasons it isn't the genre for me. The people in them invariably make me quite tired. Triangles are the worst, but it's also a genre where a lot of the drama comes from the stock plot device, the misunderstanding. So, half the problems could be solved by a direct conversation.

Anyway, I thought I'd pass this link on to you. It's a very, very snarky review of the Twilight series that is done partially from the "So jeez, insulting to women!" aspect, including pointing out the fact that there are countless descriptions of Edwards beauty (I haven't actually read the darned thing) but that three books in, readers still have no clear idea what Bella looks like.

Here it is, seems like you might find it fun :-)


http://stoney321.livejournal.com/317176.html

As I said, very sarcastic but part of the reason I liked it was that it picks on the actual books, rather than the people who read them.

Stina Lindenblatt October 10, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

Oh, this was too funny! Perfect timing, too. I finished reading TORMENT by Lauren Kate this morning. Fortunately Luce is a much stronger character than the one you complained of here. :D

And I totally agree with the solution.

Shelley Watters October 11, 2010 at 12:51 AM  

Oh my gosh. I just snorted my drink reading this! LMAO!

This was very reassuring. I was starting to feel like every 'successful' YA romance has a love triangle where they're always saving the girl. And wondered if I was shooting myself in the foot not having a love triangle in my YA paranormal romance. I'm SUCH a sucker for romance. So a love triangle just doesn't seem happily ever after to me. Someone always ends up getting hurt.

Besides - my characters get in enough trouble all by themselves. They don't need some other guy coming in and stealing the uumph from their almost kiss scenes!

Christina Lee October 11, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

hahahaha made of awesome!

lotusgirl October 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

Bahaha! Amen, Sister! I love romance, too, but seriously the girl making out with one guy and then another and then back to the first. Ew. It's like on the Bachelorette. Yikes. How can there ever be trust?

Jackee October 11, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

Ha, ha! This is the perfect laugh for my day. Thanks, Judith! I'm so linking it for my husband. :o)

I can't stand the emo triangles either. Here I thought maybe it was because I'
m getting old... but you've given me hope since it's not the case with you. :o)

~ Jackee