Muse with Me: Blurb madness

Anyone else out there who dislikes when the book blurb misleads you?

I’m talking about when the blurb oversells the book’s premise in such a way that you get so excited to read the book, but once you start reading you realize the book either wasn’t developed completely or maybe it’s really messy and disjointed? And you’re just left trying to figure out where you went wrong?

I’ve experienced this disappointment several times recently. And I’ll admit I’m quite over it. I mean, okay, bravo on the publisher’s part for creating such an intriguing blurb. Really. I just wish the blurb told me what it really thought of the book–excellent plot, poorly written sub-plot with one-dimensional characters sure to leave you wishing the book was over already! Or that you were one of those people who could DNF, but then you remember you’re one of those people who can DNF and life is good again… Until the next misleading blurb strikes again!

I just wish the blurb told me what it really thought of the book–excellent plot, poorly written sub-plot with one-dimensional characters sure to leave you wishing this page is the last! Or that you were one of those people who could DNF, but then you remember you’re one of those people who can DNF and life is good again… Until the next misleading blurb strikes again.

This aimless Monday Musing was brought to you by a former nanny, currently exhausted mommy with a sick bubbaloo.

 What are your thoughts on misleading blurbs? Love ’em, hate ’em, share below.

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