A blurb is one of the most important things in a book. Before I buy a book I always read the blurb to see if I like the story-line. They give us the first proper impression of what the book is about.
My favourite blurb is from the book “The Killing Kind” by John Connolly:
There are people whose eyes you must avoid, whose attention you must not draw to yourself. They are strange, parasitic creatures, lost souls seeking to stretch across the abyss and make fatal contact with the warm, constant flow of humanity. They live in pain, and exist only to visit that pain on others. A random glance, the momentary lingering of a look, is enough to give them the excuse that they seek. Sometimes, it is better to keep your eyes on the gutter for the fear that, by looking up, you might catch a glimpse of them, black shapes against the sun, and be blinded forever.
As soon as I read this I couldn’t stop thinking about it and how powerful it was. How one glance at a person can change everything.
Keep reading, bookworms!