Book two in a trilogy usually sucks..

I’m just going to say what everyone is thinking. Book two in a trilogy usually sucks. I can name series after series that I’ve never completed because I got stalled on how much book two sucks compared to book one. Here are some that I remember & actually wish I could suffer through to find out what happens.

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Fever (Chemical Garden trilogy) by Lauren DeStafano

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Crossed (Matched trilogy) by Ally Condie

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Don’t kill me, Catching Fire (Hunger Games trilogy) by Suzanne Collins

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Spark (Sky Chasers trilogy) by Amy Kathleen Ryan.

I can’t count how many times people say, “book one was the best.” Why would I read books two and three if book one was the best? Especially if I don’t really think book one was all that awesome. That does not make me want to spend 5 more days of my life finishing the series. Now I will admit this may not be because the book sucks. It could be something else. It could be because publishers take advantage of trilogies and place them at least a year apart so when book two comes out you have to re-purchase (or re-check out) book one in order to remember what should be happening in book two. Let me tell you something. Ain’t nobody got time for that. There’s a whole OTHER list I could make on second series books that I really want to read but can’t because I forget what the hell happened in book one. Those previous books I have actually tried to read and didn’t like them (some of them I’ve gone back to more than once).  Here’s two that I have that I WANT to read so bad but I’d have to go back and read book one first in order to understand.

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Because it is my Blood (Birthright trilogy) by Gabrielle Zevin

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Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red trilogy) by Kerstin Gier

And that ends my rant about sucky second series books.

 

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