The waiting game

March 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

One of the most frustrating things about many novels, especially in the YA genre, is that they are one of a series.

I work for a publisher, which means that, occasionally, free books are given to me (one of the perks of the job!). And not just our own books, either. This means that recently I have read some books that I enjoyed. One was Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke and the other Unwanted by Amanda Holohan. I found both of them entertaining and found their worlds fascinating.

However, when I reached the final page of each one, it became clear that these books were not stand-alone. The stories continued beyond their pages. I quickly raced to Amazon to look for the sequels. Guess what? Both books were so recent that they didn’t have any, not even a mention of them! Rats!

I’ve been fortunate up until now that I usually join a fandom after all the books in the series have been released. This is definitely a good thing, as I don’t have much patience. Waiting is torture for me. It doesn’t help that the last book I had to wait for like this was Allegiant, and reading it was a major letdown. I hope these two novels will reward my patience a little better than it did.

What’s the longest you’ve ever had to wait for a book’s release? Was it worth the wait? Let me know in the comments!


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