#5. The Series Plague
It's obvious why series exist.Fans always want more. Enough is never enough, especially when you get emotionally attached to the characters. You just want to know that they end up okay and have awesome lives. And if there's a romance, you want to know there's a real happily ever after for them. And writers and publishers, I mean, it must be nice to have a longer term project. If successful, it will guarantee a nice stream of revenues over the course of the series. There's movie adaptation potential - I mean, you know they're all jumping on the series bandwagon as well. So yeah: higher revenue streams, more loyal and invested fans, I get it.
But committing to a series is hard.I mean, you're not adding one book to your TBR list. No, you're adding at least three (in case of the trilogy bug) or more. It seemed for a while there every YA book had to belong to a series. I mean, why not milk it for all it's worth? But with 32,857,382,395 YA series out there... it's quite exhausting. And what's annoying me the most is that some of the series starters just don't cut it anymore. You feel that they're hopping on the series bandwagon and the actual quality of the story decreases.
We've just barely scratched the surface.
My memory is really bad.
Filler material across the series.
|*hides from the Divergent fangirls*|
Stand alone books get bonus points.
I am more and more unimpressed by series starters.
I am a lot more selective about which series I will continue with after reading the first installment.
I may wait until the whole series is out until I start to read it.
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part. Claude Debussy