Ever devour a really awesome book, eagerly find out there’s a sequel for it… and then just realize that it’ll be another year or so before said sequel is published? I’m usually just like:
Obviously I understand that it takes a bit of time for a book to be published, and it’s fantastic if you find a series you love enough to wait for the next book to come out. I don’t know about you, though, but I tend to forget events and character names between the books if I’m not able to read them fairly close together.
Sure, eventually I’ll remember that there was a war fifty years ago and that the side character is named Frederick, but I do prefer to read a series of books close together. Perhaps I’ll read a different book or two in between, but ultimately I don’t like waiting another year for a sequel.
Not only that, you know how new books tend to be hardcover? I like my series to be uniformed regarding the covers. They should all either be hardcovers or paperbacks — none of this mixed binding nonsense. It’s why I’ve been waiting to get Winter of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles in paperback before continuing the series. I bought Scarlet and Cress soon after finishing Cinder, but I haven’t read them just yet.
What about you guys? Do you tend to try out series and wait until at least a few of the next books come out before fully diving into the world, or do you read books in a series as soon as they are published?