Part 3, Project 2 – Exercise: Keeping the reader interested

1) Which of the books that you’ve read so far works best in terms of pace & suspense? Why?
“Blood Ties” by Sophie McKenzie because she uses alternating viewpoints and short chapters, which keeps the story moving.  Each chapter ends at a crucial point in the character’s actions or thoughts which encourages you to keep reading.  The book then becomes addictive and hard to put down.

2) Which “hook” do I prefer?
I enjoy both and I think it depends on the plot and how involved I have become with the story and its characters.  Both types of hook, emotional and action-packed, can be incredibly powerful and can pull you into the story very successfully .  I think it also depends on what mood the reader is in before he starts reading the book as to which hook will appeal.


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