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Ten Brilliant Blurbs

Sometimes I will take a chance on a book just because of its cover and title, especially if I already know the author. Most of the time, however, I rely on the blurb. If it grabs my attention, I will probably click the Look Inside and give the first chapter a try.

Writing blurbs is something I find difficult. But as a reader, I love coming across a really great blurb when I'm searching for my next book! Especially when it has a memorable tagline ☺

Today's post is a list of ten blurb extracts, some old and some new, from Young Adult/Middle Grade stories. Each of them did a brilliant job of making me want to read the book they belong to.

1.     The only hope for humanity isn’t human. Partials, by Dan Wells
2.     Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yeah. And dead. Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy
3.     What if you found yourself recruited to an institute of magic, only to discover you really couldn't do magic? The Secret of Spellshadow Manor, by Bella Forrest
4.     Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
5.     This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
6.     Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco
7.     When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. Open Minds (Mindjack Series), by Susan Kaye Quinn
8.     In the future, only one rule will matter: Don't. Ever. Peek. Gravity (The Taking), by Melissa West
9.     This is the story of how I became my sister… Scarlet and Ivy – The Lost Twin, by Sophie Cleverly
10.  Under no circumstances are girls EVER to be allowed anywhere near dragons. Shadow of the Dragon, by Kate O’Hearn

What kind of blurb do you prefer? Short and sweet, or do you like more backstory? Thank you for reading, and I hope I've given you an idea about which book you might want to read next!

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