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What series did you love but abandoned when they started to drag on forever?

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Aniketa | 6 comments I loved the first books in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. But after the dark hunters came the dream hunters, were hunters and hell hunters -.-
And instead of concluding the damn story after 27 books she started the Cronichles of Nick saying that the original series will be finished after the conclusion of Nick chronichles [ 7 books and at least another 7 planned]
Why this authors do not finish their series? Is it lack of imagination or lack of courage?
What series did you stop reading?


message 2: by Silvia (last edited Jul 10, 2016 06:33AM) (new)

Silvia Turcios | 395 comments Well, I didn't stop reading, but it took me a while just decide to continue reading it. I waited for two years to read the last volume, just because I didn't want to continue the series. I am talking about The Sookie Stackhouse Novels. It was Ok with vampires and werewolves, but suddenly there were werepanthers, witches even fairies, it was like they were just looking for different supernatural creatures just to say something else. I finished them, but it was just because I forced myself to do it :(


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Anna | 19 comments Silvia wrote: "Well, I didn't stop reading, but it took me a while just decide to continue reading it. I waited for two years to read the last volume, just because I didn't want to continue the series. I am talki..."
I feel exactly the same about the Sookie Stackhouse series. I absolutely loved the first couple of books, but as the series continued I grew increasingly bored. The plot became more and more absurd and there was too much mommy porn for my taste. I still havent read the last two books. I just cant force myself to it, all though I would like to finish the series once and for all.


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Tracy (tracylemos) | 247 comments Possibly I will continue with it, but I stopped reading the Charley Davidson series after book 8. I finally found out who Mr. Wong was in book 8 which was the big mystery question I wanted answered. Other than that, I felt the story was sort of just carrying on for no real reason. There was a lot more sex in each book which isn't really my thing, the plot was going a bit circular with Charley having lost her memory, etc. Maybe I was just in a grumpy reading mood (that does happen) or maybe not. I haven't decided yet whether to carry on or not. For now I've set it aside.


Danielle's Books (daniellesbooks) I really love long series because it means spending more time with the characters and you get to watch them grow. I do have a limit though. I gave up on the 39 clues not because it was bad, but because after awhile I just lost interest.


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D.Ann | 9 comments Not so much because it dragged on, but because I just couldn't go on with the story. It was Anne Rice's the Mayfair chronicles. I got to the third book, still loving the story, but then when she had one of the vampires (which were also woven into the story, which I generally love it when characters from different series intermingle) at the crucifixion drinking blood, I closed the book and never opened it again and that was about 20 years ago. I love Anne Rice, she is and always will be one of my favorite authors. But there are only certain books of hers I will read. Others, just no. But she's still among my favorites despite it, lol.


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Victoria | 11 comments Anna wrote: "I feel exactly the same about the Sookie Stackhouse series. I absolutely loved the first couple of books, but as the series continued I grew increasingly bored."

I'm the same - loved the series at first, but got fed up and never finished it. I am enjoying the Midnight Texas series though :)


message 8: by Anna (new)

Anna | 19 comments I'm the same - loved the series at first, but got fed up and never finished it. I am enjoying the Midnight Texas series though :)

Hm.. Maybe I should try these.. I've taken a long break from Charlaine Harris since I grew tired of reading about the escapades of miss Stackhouse. But the Midnight Texas series looks interesting :)


message 9: by Alia (new)

Alia The Wheel of Time.

I might still read the rest of the books Jordan wrote before he died, but I think I know better than try to read the ghostwritten ones. Learned it the hard way with Hunters of Dune.


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura | 935 comments Outlander. I have book 4 waiting for me but I don't know if I'm up to more 800-1000 page books of Claire and Jamie.


message 11: by Gotobedmouse (new)

Gotobedmouse | 77 comments House of Night, I got to the ninth one (10 total) and just couldn't finished it.

Matched by Ally Condoe..read the first two as soon as they came out, by the time the third one came out I was not in the mood anymore about the genre.


message 12: by Reeb (new)

Reeb | 1 comments I had to stop reading Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum) series after the 16th one. I'll read the last book in the series, if it ever ends..


message 13: by Aniketa (new)

Aniketa | 6 comments Laura wrote: "Outlander. I have book 4 waiting for me but I don't know if I'm up to more 800-1000 page books of Claire and Jamie."
I wanted ro read it but I thought it was a trilogy. When I saw there were at least another 3 books ( I don't remember the exact number) I had a bad feeling. How much can you drag a story without repeting yourself?


message 14: by Aniketa (new)

Aniketa | 6 comments D.Ann wrote: "Not so much because it dragged on, but because I just couldn't go on with the story. It was Anne Rice's the Mayfair chronicles. I got to the third book, still loving the story, but then when she ha..."
I think I read an Anne Rice book once upon a time. But something put me off because now, when I see one of her books, I immediatly click on the ''not interested'' button.


message 15: by Aniketa (new)

Aniketa | 6 comments D.Ann wrote: "Not so much because it dragged on, but because I just couldn't go on with the story. It was Anne Rice's the Mayfair chronicles. I got to the third book, still loving the story, but then when she ha..."
I think I read an Anne Rice book once upon a time. But something put me off because now, when I see one of her books, I immediatly click on the ''not interested'' button.


message 16: by Aniketa (new)

Aniketa | 6 comments Gotobedmouse wrote: "House of Night, I got to the ninth one (10 total) and just couldn't finished it.

Matched by Ally Condoe..read the first two as soon as they came out, by the time the third one came out I was not ..."


Itoo read only the first two Matched books. I lost interest at the end of book one and wanted to give a try to book 2.


message 17: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 1 comments Vampire Academy. Actually I gave up on a lot of series because they're not yet complete and I lost interest so I started a rule to read only series that are already complete


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Dorottya (dorottya_b) | 66 comments Now, I'm anyways more of a stand-alone type of person, but as a teen I had this issue with the Princess Diaries (especially since a book was released in my country every year or half-year, and it was about a month... and I grew up so much faster than Mia that I eventually grew out of it).


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