Hi everyone! Today, I want to talk about something that I’ve noticed a lot in book series.
While the first book may be totally awesome, the successive books don’t live up to the mark that the first one made. Sometimes the publishers try to stretch out a book into a series and it does not work. The first book sets up a potentially amazing story but the later books just don’t deliver. I find it really hard to DNF series because if I liked the first book, I’m already somewhat attached to the characters so I continue reading to find out what happens to them. If you are on the hedge about whether to continue or discontinue a series, don’t worry, I got you. In this post, I’m going to talk about some series that unfortunately suffer from the dreadful sequel syndrome and I did not enjoy beyond the first book(s).
The first book is great. The second book was bad. The third book is horrible. Everything was so random and just. Why.
This is a series that I really loved in the start but from Heir of Fire, I got a bit bored. There are so many characters and a love pentagon that’s going nowhere. The plot is all sorts of crazy right now. I haven’t read Empire of Storms yet, but HoF and QoS were very disappointing.
I do not like this series at all. The first book was still somewhat interesting but The Scorch Trials was SO BORING. And The Death Cure was TERRIBLE.
The first book of this series was really good and the concept of this dystopia was very interesting. THE REST OF THIS SERIES WAS NOT. So much random stuff kept happening and it was just. bad.
I’m in a minority in this, but I enjoyed the first book most and the second book least. Lola was just so boring. Isla was so insecure. The first book sets up this really cute vibe but the following books fail to deliver.
As a whole, this series is okay. But each book is just too short. It feels like one book stretched out into three. The ending is just really weird and America Singer is the most frustrating character EVER.
What are some books you think suffer from sequel syndrome?