I wanted to start a series of posts about series I won’t be finishing! I’ve divided these series into two categories: “you could not pay me enough to read the sequel” and “maybe I’ll read it someday”.
You Could Not Pay Me Enough To Read The Sequel
The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- Oh man. I struggled through this book. I had to listen to the audiobook because just the thought of read every word on those pages made me want to flee. The only reason I stuck it out until the end was because of the massive amount of praise for this book, so I kept hoping it would get better. I was just not emotionally attached to anything in this book. I thought it spent way too long on things that didn’t matter and weren’t very interesting. Needless to say, I will most certainly not be continuing this series!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- I wanted to read this before the movie came out and I finished it about 20 minutes before I was supposed to leave for the movie theater. I was SO worried that the movie would be as tedious as the book, but thankfully, the movie fixed a lot of the things I didn’t enjoy about the book. The descriptions of the entire family was just unnecessary in my opinion. The book was marketed as a kind of love story, but having 100+ pages about the extended family was just…not good. Also that family tree in the beginning is absolutely awful and not intuitive at all. I will probably see any future movies, but I won’t be reading the rest of the trilogy.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- I was so excited to read this book because there was an enormous amount of hype for it, but I just didn’t like it. The representation in this book is really important, but there needs to be more than that for a book to actually be enjoyable. I didn’t have any particular problems with it other than the fact that I was expecting amazing things and it just turned out to be boring.
Maybe I’ll Read The Sequel Someday
These are books that I did enjoy, but not enough to rush out and read the sequel. For some of them, I definitely intended to read the sequel, but then so much time passed that I didn’t really care anymore.
Legend by Marie Lu
- I found a copy of this book at Goodwill and I was really excited because I had wanted to read more things by Marie Lu after reading Warcross. I did end up enjoying this book, but dystopian novels are generally not my thing, so I was in no rush to read the sequel. I may still finish this trilogy if I have time to listen to the audiobook, but it’s definitely not at the top of my priorities.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
- I thought this book was interesting and fairly unique. I feel like I get confused by Ahdieh’s writing, so I didn’t love this book. I even have a Goodreads review of this book from right after I read it where I expressed that I wanted to read the sequel. I had to wait for the next book, Smoke in the Sun, to be released and that wait killed any desire I had to continue this duology.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
- When I read this book, it was just a standalone! I did enjoy the plot and themes of the book, but I thought the writing was just okay, so I was happy with where it ended. Then, a sequel and a “prequel” were announced! I tried reading the prequel, Inkmistress, but I just could not get into it, so I doubt I’ll be giving the sequel a try.