I picked up Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins today and found myself not caring about what happens to Sophie and the other characters. Why? Well, because it’s been so long since I have saw them last and honestly we have grown apart. I lose interest in the storyline and characters and I can’t muster enough care to find out what happens. Sometimes I find that I loved these characters and finished a book, anticipating the next already so I continue on loving them. But then a year passes and many books in between have been read and I have made new friends and those old ones get lost. They lost their luster, they lost me.
I can always reread, but then I’m not one that rereads books. I don’t like going where I’ve already been. I want to continue moving on with their lives not look back. I have several books in the Blue Bloods series but I stopped at book three waiting for the next, then I gathered the rest but by that time I forgot what happened in the first three. I overlook the next book in the series because I don’t remember what’s happen, and a reread is out of the question. So there they sit, unread.
It seems that most YA books are series, and that is worrisome to me because how many hours am I going to give and relationships with characters am I going to build just to leave them because I have to wait months to find out what is going on with them. I have many first books in a series waiting to be read and I’m just not quite sure if I want to give them a go. I’m not saying I will never read a series, but I think I will be extra critical of them and make damn sure I want to continue reading them before I commit myself to them.
So I bid farewell to these series:
Hex Hall Series
Dear Sophie and friends and enemies,
Blue Bloods Series
I am not done saying bye to lost friends, but I will do it in my own time. I feel better now. Breaking up is hard to do.