I've noticed something strange when reading YA and some MG lately.
Some of the blurbs on the back kind of......fib.
I mean, I pick up the book, read the back and think it's going to be a such and such kind of book (because that's what the blurb says) but it ends up being a very different kind of book.
And, not that there's anything wrong with the book it ends up being, but I feel disappointed that it is not the book I was expecting.
Hence, the flurb (fibbing blurb).
Usually, the flurb makes the book sound more exciting, intense, etc, than the book actually is. I wonder if agents see this in queries sometimes, too. A great hook, great description, but the book just doesn't live up.
I am struggling with a flurb a bit myself. I wrote a fake query about a book I was beginning a while ago....the blurb is the kind of book I want it to be.
The book itself has some other ideas.
And I don't want to be a flurber...especially to myself.
(Of course, the answer is always the same.....get back to work!)