Here's the questions for this week:
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!
EDITING! I understand if the writer doesn't have proper spelling or grammar. Those things happen on a regular basis. My issue is when that makes it into a published book. One or two typos are forgivable; however, much more than that is a big deal breaker for me. To be blunt (as if I wasn't already ^_~), this also includes consistency. If you're going to spell a word one way (even if it is wrong), fine. But do that throughout the book. I loath it when I see the same word spelled different ways in every paragraph! How did that make it through editing?
After working for an epic-fail of a University newspaper, I am very willing to extend people some grace. However, if you're working for a professional company and editing books that will be seen by many people, DO YOUR JOB! I cannot say this enough: reread, reread, reread! Reread it until your eyes are crossed and you know it by heart. After that's done, DO IT AGAIN!
Secondly, the Deus Ex Machina. If you have to use it, your book is an epic failure!
A more detailed list of everything I hate in YA novels is in my Twilight rant ^_~