What I have read can not be unread!
Silly me, whilst browsing NetGalley I came across The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa and went in to see if it was for my region and to see if perhaps maybe I could click the big green request button. I did. But then my eyes betrayed me and I accidentally read a piece of the blurb and learnt too much about the previous book! I am currently reading The Eternity Cure, and am no more than half way through and now I know too much!
I don't usually read book blurbs, maybe once in a while, to see what books are about for Waiting on Wednesday posts, a brand new series or author I've not heard of yet. But now I don't know if I should do that, what if this wednesday someone posts a sequel (like I did last week, not that I read that blurb) and I read that blurb, book one is then ruined.
But then if I never read blurbs and continue to judge books purely on their covers I am going to miss some good books. There are many books out their with terrible covers but have the best stories inside and I will never know.
Am I being overly dramatic?
Should book blurbs for sequels be a bit more vague in their wording? or should we who haven't read previous books just try harder to avert our eyes?
What are your thoughts on this?