Happy Series Day!

October 11th, 2012 • Kate

Happy 10-11-12, everyone! On such a sequential day, an agent’s mind naturally turns to thoughts of series. Book series, that is. Like the recent release of Super, the second book in Matthew Cody‘s kid superhero series that started with Powerless. And The Madness Underneath, the second book in Maureen Johnson‘s Shades of London series, for which I just received galleys. (Envy me!) And of course, the forthcoming sequel to Bad Taste in Boys, Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris. So many great series!

And then, in my bountiful free time, I’m also reading George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, having recently finished book three, and needing a bit of a break before I tackle book four. Which brings me to the question portion of today’s blog. Do you need for an entire series to be available before you tackle book one, or are you happy to take them one at a time as they’re published? Or would you prefer authors quit writing series altogether, and went back to standalone books? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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4 Responses to “Happy Series Day!”

  1. Tamara Says:

    A friend mentioned they just read the first book in a series because they've got so many books in their TBR pile, and I think that's a good idea. But if a book is REALLY good I'll get the rest (*cough* SHADES OF LONDON and LUNAR CHRONICLES *cough*)

  2. KSparkes Says:

    I kind of regret starting A Song of Ice and Fire before the most recent one came out in paperback (can’t afford hardcover, and it wouldn’t match the rest- horrors!). I feel like I’ve forgotten where things left off. Loved the first few, though, so I’m not giving up.

    I generally like having a whole series available so I can just gorge myself on a nice long story, but that doesn’t stop me from trying setting new.

  3. Chelsey Says:

    It'd been a long time since I read a series, as opposed to a trilogy or sequel, but I've fallen in love with the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carringer. I love knowing there'll be another book for me to devour whenever i need a goofy escape into steampunk Victoriana. (Well, only one now, because i'm almost done 🙁 )

  4. Rebecca Enzor Says:

    Oh, that's a good question. I think I'm perfectly happy waiting for the next book to come out if it's something that I know I'll love (I just won a sneak peek of BAD YETI, and it was awesome – definitely worth waiting for!). If I'm not sure I'll wait for all or most of the books to come out, that way if I do love it I can read them all at once. I'm currently on the fourth Song of Ice and Fire, but taking breaks to reading a few quick books that start off series as well (Spookygirl, Matched, and Divergent).