Friday, July 4, 2014

Let's Talk: The Series Takeover in YA books

Hello, my lovely Browsers!

Is it just me or is everything a series nowadays? Where did the amazing stand-alone books go? When did readers sign a petition for back to back series?

I'm thinking how much I loved Delurium by Lauren Oliver....and then it turned out to be a trilogy.

then I fell out of love with the story as a whole.... 

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate everything that is a series. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and the Alex Rider series contain some of my favorite stories, so I know it's possible for me to love a series. However, I don't think that every single story needs a sequel, and every book does not need to turn into a trilogy, regardless of it's genre. *cough* Dystopia *cough* 

One of the most prevalent characteristics of a trilogy is the dreaded love triangle. That is just a huge no no for me. Find out Why I hate Love Triangles

What do you guys think? Do you prefer a series or a good stand-alone novel?

Happy Browsing!


  1. If it's a book where the author is creating a whole new world, I like it to be a trilogy. But if it's set in our modern world or sometime in our past, to me it's better as a stand-alone. Otherwise everything just seems dragged out whereas if you have to create a whole new landscape, you'll need more pages to do it. Just my thoughts :)


    1. If it's a well-thought-out series like the lunar chronicles, then it definitely needs to be a series. I think you're right about modern standalones, but some dystopia books don't need to be trilogies. Like, delirium, it would've been better as a standalone. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! <3

  2. I so agree, we need some stand alones now!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings


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