Today I wanted to discuss series abandonment. I’m going to discuss series that I’ve abandoned and series that have seemingly been abandoned by authors and/or publishers.
Series I’ve Abandoned:
I read and really, really enjoyed Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I haven’t read a single book past that. I have no idea why. None. I found it to be very different at the time. I read it much closer to the publication date. I couldn’t begin to tell you why I didn’t continue this series.
I went so far as to read two books into this trilogy. I am almost done with it. I have one more book to read and I could be done. I own the book. I can even tell you what happened at the end of the second book and I read it SIX years ago. Why haven’t I just given in and finished it?! Again I enjoyed the books. I just don’t understand myself.
There seems to be a very specific time in my life where I was just reading all the books and not focusing. This is from around the same time period as the Belles series listed above. I read the first one and I really did like it. Never continued with the series even though I own them! What is this nonsense? I have a feeling this post is going to help form some of my future stacks of 10 picks.
Abandoned by Others:
I hate to throw this one out there because it sounds so accusatory. It isn’t. Life happens and I get that sometimes an author really wants to continue the story but maybe the publisher doesn’t. I don’t know why these things happen and I’m not saying anything about the books I’m going to mention. The only thing I’m saying is that these stories don’t seem to be finished yet and they are ones that I do keep checking in on.
The Shades of London series is the most recent one that I’ve read. I honestly thought that this was a trilogy that was going to end with the third book. While I can be satisfied with the ending it is very open ended.
This was the only book that I think I ever read for the Debut Author Challenge. I loved this book. It was so good for me at the time that I read it. I have to admit that the details are a bit foggy but I feel like this book was pretty open ended. I don’t feel like it was finished. I read it 8 years ago so it’s understandable there isn’t a lot of memory there. What I do remember is that it was a reverse rags to riches story and I loved it. Occasionally I’ll check in on the author’s website to see if there are any updates.