This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tough one, because when I start a series I usually finish it even if it is driving me mad. So I struggled to find one that I had actually given up on.
I did, however, find one.
"The Forest of Hands and Teeth".
I had never read a zombie novel before so I thought I would give the series a try. The first one I enjoyed, although I did notice a couple of points which should have given me an idea of where the series was going. Unfortunately these points became serious annoyances in the second novel, which is why I gave up.
The reason? The utter inertia of the characters. Nobody could make a decision, nobody could do anything, they just sat and agonised about everything. I spent most of the second novel screaming "Just DO something!" Needless to say, the third novel and the prequel remained unbought, because I couldn't face any more characters who let the world go past them.
So what led you to give up on a series?
That's something that would make me give up on a book, too.ReplyDelete
My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-reasons-why-i-stopped-reading-a-series-i-loved/”>post</a>.
It made for a frustrating read.Delete
I'm not much of a zombie lover in books...but I definitely get where you are coming from. My post is here: http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2020/04/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge_29.htmlReplyDelete
I'm not much of a zombie lover full stop, but I'll try anything once.Delete
That would drive me nuts with a book, too. Good post.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It was very disappointing.Delete
Totally agree, Tanith! This would make me not finish the series either.ReplyDelete
Here's mine: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/post/long-and-short-reviews-weekly-blog-challenge-04-29-20
It's a shame, because otherwise the writing was good.Delete
Great points. I enjoyed your blog, thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-reason-why-i-stopped-reading-a-series-i-loved/ReplyDelete
Yes, characters who can't act, but just whine or argue. Drives me nuts.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine it's fun to write either.Delete
The whole point of reading books is to watch the characters grow and change. If they don't, what's the point? Thanks for sharing your reasons.ReplyDelete
Exactly. Drove me nuts.Delete
Gods yes, that would be a huge issue for me, too.ReplyDelete
Yes - utterly frustrating.Delete
That's disappointing. I have this on my TBR list. Maybe I'll just stick with the first book.ReplyDelete
The first one was probably the best.Delete
Oh, I didn't realise that was a series! I read the first book and enjoyed it too.ReplyDelete
It wasn't a long series - I think there were about four.Delete
Indecisiveness would definitely make me put a series down. You just have to have some resolve at some point along the way.ReplyDelete
Exactly. There has to be some action somewhere.Delete