I agree that if the WHOLE blurb is just text from the book, it’s not a good way of selling people your book. One way I’ve seen it done is to have a small excerpt from the book if you think that bit summarises the book well, or it’s funny, or anything like that, but it’s important to have a bit of an actual summary to describe what the whole content of the book is about (: You can see that’s how I’ve done it my blurb, and I’ve seen it a lot on Wattpad too.
Hence I’m going to give it 2/10 – it’s not badly written, but a summary is very important for a blurb ^^
Here’s my blurb for the next person (: :
"You know…" Sky started, and he could hear her making his way closer to him. "Having your back turned to someone makes you very defenceless."
As she said this, she ran her fingers up vertically along his back, causing him to gasp in surprise and turn around to protect his back from her touch. In doing so, he once again came face-to-chest with Sky, though this time was relatively less appropriate; he closed his eyes immediately.
“You’re so innocent,” she chuckled in amusement as she took a couple of steps back.
“Like you aren’t? I can imagine you’d rather wrestle a half-naked guy than sleep with him,” he retorted, eyes still firmly shut.
Sky Simmons may be tall, but she is far from delicate. Much like her name, she’s as unpredictable and dangerous as the sky can be. Growing up with access to anything she wants, except for the love of her parents, is what led her down this undesirable path.
Upon the request of a family friend, Mason Evans appears on the scene, and you can see this side of hers begins to get much worse. With Mason’s parents initially asking Sky’s parents to take the boy in to finish his studies in England with the intent of paying all the expenses, her parents decline. Instead, they ask that he try and straighten out their daughter.
Grateful to have the chance to get it all for free, Mason agrees, but being a head shorter than Sky kind of leaves doubt as to whether he can have any authority over her. Will it turn out to be more than he signed up for?
**(For anyone rating my blurb, you can avoid the text bit and just use the summary at the bottom – I just included the excerpt as an example here) ^-^ **