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We're starting with Book Sequels. Love'em or Hate'em?
You can read Nick's post here: I Dislike Sequels.
While Nick dislikes sequels an avoids them for fear of tarnishing an epic book one, I love them. Well, actually sequels and I have a Love/Hate relationship. I love them, most of the time, and they usually hate me. Observe.
This is me when I finally get my hands on a long awaited sequel.
And then I do finally read it and this happens...
Luckily my coffee table is super heavy and I can't easily overturn it, but I have shaken many a book while yelling WHY?!?! in rage. I call it Sequel Rage.
I will admit though, I am a little weary to start a sequel almost every time because I am afraid of the ending. I like it when the ending of a book is wrapped up, but left open just enough for a continuation. Like Percy Jackson for example, at the end of The Last Olympian all is well again and you get a new prophecy. It could have ended there no problem. But not every book gives that same consideration and cliffhangers kill me! Yeah, a part of me is afraid the book won't live up to the path the previous paved for it, but mostly it's that chance at a cliffhanger ending that leaves me hesitant, even if I'm super excited for the book. So sometimes sequels end up sitting on my TBR shelf for a while. For example, Beautiful Chaos, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar, and a few others are still patiently waiting.
But not every sequel ends up waiting, most I delve into fairly quickly especially if it was a Hush, Hush, Ghost and the Goth novel or A Million Suns. Those I hugged and stared at and lamented about only being able to read it for the first time once, for maybe 10 minutes and then immediately devoured the book. No self control.
However, as much as I love sequels there comes a time when books should just stop, no matter how much I love the series.*Cough, cough* The Mortal Instruments *cough, cough* All good things must come to an end right?
How do you feel about sequels?