It’s so interesting to see how readers react to spoilers — even the idea of them. Some people actively search them out, avidly piecing together a book before they have it in their hands. Some people don’t even read jacket copy on a book in order to preserve the surprise and let the book open up to them naturally.
It appears to me that readers seek spoilers more when they deal with a series like the In Deaths, rather than stand alone books like Whiskey Beach. Is that because a reader is more familiar with the In Death world and wants to know what’s going on as soon as possible? And I noticed that a lot of people were avid for details of the last book in The Bride Quartet and The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy because they wanted to know about the last happy ending. Whereas nobody really knows Eli and Abra in Whiskey Beach and therefore they may be more willing to let the book surprise them. I’m not sure.
A small perk in this job is that I read the books a little early so I already know the spoilers. And I don’t normally share them because it seems a little like teasing, but I do have a little insider information about Thankless in Death (September) that will please a lot of people.
As we figure out the ins and and outs of a blog about Nora’s books it seems to me that there can be a place for spoilers, carefully concealed from easy view. But I thought I’d gather some opinions and then see where we go.