This book chat is hosted by Misty over at The Book Rat.
Well, in my case I always go for a good story and I don't mind it's a series or it's only a book. Having saying this, I definitely prefer stand-alone books. I've had some disappointments reading series.
With the series, I think the author writes a first amazing book and then the publisher offers him or her an enormous sum of money (and I totally understand) that they don't reject it. I am not saying that it always happens in this way but it feels like this. I've only read a few series and in all of them I think the first book is awesome and then the rest is worst and I could be happy with only the first one.
The series I've read are:
- Ender's game by Orson Scott Card. Incredible first book. I liked it so much that I bought the book. The second book was ok, the third one was horrible and the last one was ok.
- Memorias de Idhun by Laura Gallego. Well in this case I have to say I'm ok with the three of them but I'd like the author had shorten the books because I think the story could be told in less pages.
- Dragonlance chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I loved the first but the rest, they were worst and at the end of the book nothing happens! I think it'd better if only there was one book.
- The wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. I like the way Maggie Stiefvater writes and I want to read more of her books, but I'd prefer if it was only the first one. The first one is just perfect.
- Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I love the story but I want to know more, at least a bit more but that's not gonna happen :(
- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I'd love to know more about the main character.
Well, this me but about you? :)