Thanks Jenna @ Reading with Jenna for tagging me!
Totally didn’t… need sequels
I feel this way about a lot of books, as I am highly susceptible to YA series burnout. A series is generally where most of the tropes that I get so sick of in YA fiction are floating around, so these days I largely stick to standalones. It takes a very compelling protagonist to tempt me into reading book two.*
If you too are experiencing the symptoms of YA series burnout (rolling eyes, involuntary sighing and the intense and almost irresistible urge to fling paperbacks from windows), I recommend the following:
More Than This – Patrick Ness
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
Totally didn’t… need more than one point of view
Lair of Dreams, by Libba Bray, the second book in the Diviners series. I actually really like that this series comes from multiple viewpoints, but with the introduction of new characters in the sequel, I felt the focus moved around a little too much. I will talk more about feelings on Lair of Dreams in my review, coming tomorrow.
Totally didn’t… need to change the cover art half way through a series
Any time a publisher does this.
Totally didn’t… need a love triangle
My feelings about love triangles are similar to my feelings about series. I’m not a massive fan. I get tired of the whole thing really quickly and usually end up disliking the object of the triangle. Rather than rooting for a particular person, I usually want both of them to move on to someone more decisive.
I think this makes my point nicely.
Totally didn’t… deserve my time
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Trust me on this one.
I tag… anyone who feels like it!
*For anyone whose interested, series I am currently reading include:
Shades of London – Maureen Johnson
The Grisha Trilogy – Leigh Bardugo (I just started Six of Crows this morning!)