Hey there! Still on my partial blogging break (reading tons of books!) but I did sit down today to write two reviews and came across something that left me perplexed with myself. lol
I wrote a very negative review for a book because it was filled with cliches and tropes. Yet I wrote a glowing review for the other book that was - you guessed it - filled with cliches and tropes that I thought were adorable.
The first book (negative review) was New Adult (Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh) & the other was YA (The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris) but it still left me wondering how I could slam one book for cliches/tropes but completely ignore them in the other.
This happens quite frequently with me too. Does this happen to any other readers?
Have you criticized several books for the same reason (cliches, TSTL characters, love triangles etc) and then all of a sudden that doesn't matter at all in one book you read. You are able to ignore all the flaws and enjoy it anyway.
What do you think makes the difference?? The characters? The writing style?
In this particular case, I think the difference is in one taking the trope/cliche plot too seriously and the other having more humor and lightness to it. I tend to let a lot go if an author can make me laugh or smile while reading. But I'm not sure that explains everything because I've certainly liked a lot of darker more serious cliche books as well.
Just throwing it out there. Let me know if you have ever felt the same or if I'm just crazy lol