Book Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about bookish things that annoy me. Feel free to join in!
Like many readers I’m a bit of a series fanatic. I don’t even think that’s a full view of all the series I’ve tried.
One of my biggest annoyances with some series books is the lack of proper endings. For me, a good series should have two story arcs. There’s the overarching link for all the books. Then each book has its own story arc.
When I finish a book, I shouldn’t feel cheated and confused. I should have resolution with one part of the story but I should faced with a new conflict (or the possibility of one) as well as the overarching problem of the series.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger Games. (Closes the story)
Just because they won, it doesn’t mean the Hunger Games are gone. (Possibility of new conflict)
The government is still bad. (Overarching storyline)
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
It’s been almost 2 years since I read this so bear with me. Feel free to correct me in the comments and I’ll fix the post.
Ananna and Naji traipse all over the place to break the curse. I think they find who they need to find only to discover that they must now go on a quest to do more things to break the curse. (No resolution and gives more conflict.)
I remember finishing the book and being terribly confused. The book didn’t have a proper ending. I literally felt like I was missing pages. The book would have been much better for me if the two big stories in the series were just made into one big book.