Waiting for Sequels

04 Jan

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?


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7 responses to “Waiting for Sequels

  1. tahenryauthoress

    January 4, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Depends on the series. Some have additional considerations. (Maberry books, I need time to recover.) Some I gobbled down like Thanksgiving pie. (Hetchmen books, I read like well pie.) LOL

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    • Kris P.

      January 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      That’s a very good point, haha! Some heavier books you should definitely take a small break in between.

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  2. Hannah Brown // SPW

    January 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I like to read series all together, because otherwise I buy the next book in real anticipation and then never read it! Dx Also bingeing series is so much fun.

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    • Kris P.

      January 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      I love bingeing a good series, too! It’s difficult not to get impatient for the next book, though!

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  3. velociraptor256

    January 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I usually just dive into book series regardless of whether all the stories are out yet. The waiting can admittedly be frustrating, like with Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard Sequence: the third book was put back several times, and the fourth book was supposed to come out last year, but I can’t even find a date for it right now. And there’s supposed to be seven in total…

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    • Kris P.

      January 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      That’s my main method too… I’m just afraid of forgetting key parts of previous books while waiting for the next one! Or, even worse if the first book was awesome, forget that there will be a sequel eventually. I’m sorry you have to wait for the other half of that series! Stay strong, haha!


  4. Rachel

    January 5, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I think it depends on the series, too.

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