Bookish Rants and Rambles is basically where I either rant or ramble about something dealing with books.
This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine! Something that I see happening more and more is a series that I thought was over with, have another book come out. I was thinking about this just the other day when I saw this on Goodreads:
So, I don't hate Maximum Ride. It's an okay series. But this series ended 3 YEARS AGO. Everything was tied up. It's done.
I have completely moved on to other series. Whenever a series comes back after obviously ending, I feel like a lover I broke up with wants to get back together with me, when we broke up YEARS AGO! IT'S OVER!
Now, why do I hate series being revived so much?
1. The author ended the 'last' book in a satisfactory way.
The bad guy probably died. The main character is happily kissing love interest. All your questions are answered. There may even have been an epilogue, which to me, means the series is over. I feel satisfied with the way things ended. I may be sad that it's over, but I'm happy that I read such a (usually) great series and that the characters now get to live in peace.
Which brings me to my next point...2. Another book means another conflict
I remember at a book event Elizabeth Eulberg talked about sequels. She mentioned how people kept asking her to write a sequel for her book, The Lonely Hearts Club. What her fans wanted was a book full of the main couple being all happy and dandy. Newsflash: That's a pretty boring book. A book needs conflict in order to actually be interesting. This is why I hate it when a series is revived. If another book comes out, so does another conflict! I really don't want to ruin my image of them being able to live in peace!
Now, a major issue in the book-sphere is that most people think that when an author creates another book after the series is over, they're milking the cash cow, so to speak. Meaning, they know their series makes money, so they're going to write more. I just want to mention that I disagree. Authors often write these books because they either love the world they wrote and don't want to leave their characters and/or their fans beg for more (much like the case with Elizabeth Eulberg).
I would also like to mention that I'm completely fine with spin-off and companion books. I like seeing little glimpses of the world or characters from the other series, as long as there are new characters and a new storyline.
What are your thoughts? Ever come across a series that just didn't want to finish?