Examples of Good Fiction Book Blurbs

Examples of Good Fiction Book Blurbs

When it comes to good fiction blurbs, sometimes the best way to write them is with an example. That’s why we have created some exceptional fiction blurbs for self-published authors. These will allow you to see what good fiction blurbs look like and how you can make yours exciting. All of these are original and written for different genres. You should be able to choose which genre fits yours best and write your own blurb that rivals or beats the ones listed here. Let’s get into them. These are shorter than the average blurb, but should give you some idea on how blurbs for different genres work.


Kendra Davis was an ordinary college student when she discovered a portal to a completely different world deep in the basement of her dorm. When she dared to enter the doorway with her best friend Alex in tow, she discovered a world of magical creatures and wizards. But she soon realizes that the portal from her world was no accident. This magical world is dying, and if it goes, her world goes with it. She must complete the quest that no one else dares to take, but does she have what it takes to save both of their worlds?

WHY THIS WORKS: This blurb introduces the magical world – as well as makes it clear that Kendra is an ordinary person that gets caught up in a magical quest. That speaks to readers and makes them want to read her story – especially in a fantasy setting. But there are also very high stakes that mean that she has to succeed no matter what.


Aboard the generational ship Icarus, there is a mental illness spreading slowly among the crew and passengers. Dr. Abel Dunke needs to find out if the cause is some kind of unknown pathogen or something much more sinister. With very little time and half of the crew and passenger manifest working against him, he must save the 500 families that are all looking forward to a new life on a brand new world.

WHY THIS WORKS: This blurb tells a story of a generational ship – which is an exciting venture all by itself and a great setting for a story – as well as an ordinary doctor that is dealing with something that could threaten that colonization. Plus, the addition of something more sinister adds even more mystery.

Teen Mainstream

At the end of her junior year, Lindsey Hobbs found out that her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend, her teachers think she’s isn’t trying and the principal considers her a common criminal. Can she make it through her senior year with everyone against her? How can she find the courage to go back for another year after all that?

WHY THIS WORKS: The reader wants to know how she is going to go back after all that happened to her and whether she will be able to get revenge or turn things around.

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