Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Happy Monday, bookworms, this is my first time in joining Conversations (hosted by Geraldine @ Corraling Books & Joann @ Fiddler Blue). I thought, what better way to do that than during my Monday discussions feature!
This topic really intrigued me because I love both series and stand-alones. So, let me break it down for you!
Authors get to tell their story thoroughly, which means more for the reader.
The great thing about series books is that you don’t get a quick ending. The author can expand on the storyline and can even expand the world. Think about it this way, this means more world building, more character building, more everything for us! I think that’s a win-win!
Authors get to tell their story succinctly, which means the reader doesn’t have to wait for the next 10 books to get to the end!
On the other hand, a stand-alone can be an awesome thing because you don’t have to wait for X number of books to get to the end! Of course, a stand alone is a little tricky because the authors have to fit a full story in only one book without compromising the story. Anyway, I enjoy stand-alones for this reason.
Series books that can be read as stand-alone are FREAKING AWESOME!
Historical romances usually have this type of series AND IT’S ALL GOOD! It’s like being in the same world and meeting the characters from the previous book BUT still getting a brand new story! Plus, each book really has an ending!
Cover designs that change mid-series IS HORRIBLE!
When you read series books and you are a collector, it’s always an anxious time for us when series book cover designs CHANGE MID-SERIES! *shudder THE HORROR! I mean, we want all the covers and spines to match, right? Well, the scary thing about series books is when THIS happens.
You don’t get all anxious thinking about cover changes.
Now, the neat thing about stand-alones is that you don’t have to worry about book cover changes! YAY!
So, do you prefer series books or stand-alones or both?
Share your thoughts below!