Today’s discussion topic will be about finishing a series when the first book was just alright for you.
When it comes to YA books, I go into them with a higher expectation than any other genre, therefore my end rating for YA books is generally pretty harsh. And my reviews tend to be pretty harsh as well. This results in the majority of the books I read in the YA genre ending in 2.5 or 3 stars.
Can you see my dilemma when the sequel comes out? Would you want to read a sequel to a book that you gave 2.5 or 3 stars when you could be reading something else? No, probably not.
This is why I’m at a stalemate. I’m not really sure whether or not it’s worth the time. Most of the time, if I have free time, I will ultimately end up checking the book out of the library or purchasing it for a low price on Amazon. In that case, the book will get read. Other than that, I’d much rather spend my time reading a book that I think I’m going to like. (The one exception being The Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. Alexa just loved it so much; I had to finish it.)
DISCUSSION: what about you? How do you decide whether or not you’re going to continue a series?