If you are a fan of a certain genre, do you ever get bored by the conventions of that genre, such as the inhumane society that always exists in Dystopian fiction, or the plots in Romance novels, where the girl always ends up getting the boy?
Cyn: For me, I don’t usually get bored of the conventions of a genre I love. if I love a genre, it’s probably because of those conventions. For example, I love romances, because I know the girl will get the boy. So for me, why one romance novel better than another definitely has to do with the “journey” of the book, how does the author play out these conventions. Clique and stereotypical ploys are usually used because we know and love them. It’s definitely the setups and how the author uses these conventions that affects my feelings for the book.
What’s more likely to get you hooked in a book–plot or character?
Cyn: I think I want to say characters, because if I love a character, I’ll probably go through thick and thin with them, even if I hate the plot. If I’m annoyed with a characters, it makes it harder for me to enjoy the plot, even if it’s a there’s a great premises for the plot. Badly written characters can rarely bring justice the plot.
Does a book need to have a love story in it for you to like it?
Cyn: Definitely not! That being said however, I always love a cute love story (as long as it’s not distracting from the main plot and causing a ruckus to the flow of the book) There’s definitely a fine line of how to play out a love story in a not “romance” genre book.
Do you ever get “series fatigue,” or do you prefer reading books that are part of a series because you get to spend more time with characters you love?
Kim: I don’t think I ever get “series fatigue”. My only issue is usually just the time between each release. I love that series give so much more space for growing and developing a character/ relationship. I don’t start a book or series thinking, “ah, I’ll be able to read them for so many books! Yay!” But I do enjoy the outcome if they’re characters I love.
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