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You can’t deny it.
Minor or major, the synopsis of books spoils something.
I don’t even call it a synopsis anymore, I call it the Spoiler At The Back of the Book, but that’s too much of a mouthful to use on my blog #truestory
But here’s the thing; writing a synopsis is not easy. I mean, what do you reveal ? What do you don’t ? There CAN be a plot twist at the beginning of the book. So do you spoil that ? And if you don’t, you’ll end up with a bunch of words that attract no one to buy the book. Also, some books are just boring, so the SATBOTB ends up being the best part. Or there’s no SATBOTB at all, just praise from who knows who.
Here’s a teeny-weeny list of books that’s better to get into without the Synopsis, either because it spoils something or because it’s better if you get into it blind, so you can enjoy it more.
1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R Carey
Here, the synopsis is: just no. The fact that it’s post-apocalyptic in genre is spoiler enough. It’s so much better to start this book and gradually get the eerie feeling that something‘s wrong, and then wonder what’s happening, who did this and how. The existential crisis you’ll have is priceless.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
You don’t find out what the synopsis gives out until a good chunk of the book. I HATE how they did this. And with the Scorch Trials too ! ON THE FIRST LINE. Like, WHYYYY *sob uncontrollably*
3. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
I REALLY would have wanted to read this book without knowing what’s on the synopsis/SATBOTB. I would definitely have been shocked by it. But I went through it without even blinking. Because of the SATBOTB. *murderous glare at the murderous synopsis*
4. Perfume: Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
The spoiler is right there in the subtitle, and in the synopsis. I get that everything ever is not a spoiler. But don’t tell me about something that important when in the book you gotta get to, like, 1/4 so you can know about it ! There’s gotta be something in the synopsis though, I understand. Just better to get into the book knowing nothing 😊
5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
It’s not that big of a spoiler. But if I could have come back in time and prevented myself from reading the synopsis, I would have. But since time travel if it was ever made is too precious to let a teenager use it for these silly purposes, I probably won’t be able to. *tears up* No, that’s just something in my eye *rubs said eye*
*sigh* That concludes the list of books with synopsises (Synopsi??) I definitely could have lived without 😔 I hope if some of these are on your TBR that you won’t read the synopsis and enjoy them the way I couldn’t ! Time for your feedback: Did you read any of these books or their synopsis ? Any books you know should not have been spoiled like that ? Throw a comment, and I promise I’ll try to catch it xD *flails miserably everywhere*