I very recently started reading Book Review Blogs, especially ones that mainly do YA because this category is so hit or miss for me. I read all of them on my Nook and don’t take advantage of that handy little “[name]Free[/name] Sample” button often enough so most of the time, I end up disappointed.
I’m happy that you’re critiquing names! I find that they are so central to the story for me. They let me know if the author put a lot into the story or if it’s one of those ‘blah’ books with typical names and typical pairings and no big surprises (I don’t know if you’ve read or if you like Shiver and Linger but I was so bored. [name]Grace[/name] and [name]Sam[/name]? Meh). If a story has great character names, I tend to stick around.
BTW, [name]Amy[/name] and [name]Rogers[/name] Epic Detour is actually the book that got me into Book Review Blogs. I had no idea they existed until that book. I’ve only stayed up into the early morning to finish the HP books but I found myself reading well past 12 am to finish AaRED.
I suppose I am technically a YA, so maybe that’s why I’m still drawn to them. I just can’t ever get what I want from them. That’s why I love reading the blogs and then I’ll look up the books on [name]Barnes[/name] and [name]Noble[/name], save them to a wish list and download them to my Nook later if I need something on the go.