We can’t all love everything and some books just aren’t for me. Sometimes I try really hard to love a book but if it’s taking me 4 days to read 100 pages, we need to have the talk. I debated quite a while on whether or not to do this feature, but I thought it would be fun. And Carla at The Crooked Shelf does her own version of this, so Book Breakup’s was born.
This first time around I’m going to talk about some series that I just had to call it quits with!
I loved the first book, Evermore. I liked the second book, Blue Moon. It was agonizing getting through Shadowland. Ever had started out as a sympathetic, likable character, but by the third installment she was just whiny and annoying. Completely unlikeable! I still really love the whole concept of the Immortals, but I can’t get past Ever’s stupid actions. When I reviewed Shadowland I said I would still give Dark Flame a chance, looking back though, I wouldn’t be spending my money on it!
I credit this series for my love of paranormal and urban fantasy. I started reading them in middle school and reread the first 9 or so countless times. I used to look forward to each new books release for months and months! So what made us break up? If you have read the series I’m sure you know. The sex, that’s what made us break up. Don’t get me wrong, the sex was great! There was just waaaaay too much of it…..Seriously though, somewhere around book 10 the plot of these books got put to the wayside while the sex took center stage. I just couldn’t handle it anymore! I missed the kick ass zombie raising Anita! Unlike the first two breakups mentioned in this post I think I will eventually revisit this series. A looong long time from now. I have too much invested in these characters to give up on them completely.