Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My First Teen Tuesday!

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be posting here for the 1st time!
I had been thinking about what to post over here today, and the idea of Sequels came to mind.

I recently read Marked by PC and Kristin Cast, and I really liked it. (click here to read my review).
Once that one was finished, I started listening to the audiobook for the 2nd part of the series, Betrayed.
Let me tell you that I was really disappointed. I listened up to the 12th chapter, and just put it aside because it wasn't appealing to me at all.
The main character, Zoey, was constsntly reminding us of what had happened in the first book, and that could go on for several minutes.
It's ok to refresh our minds, maybe we've forgotten something, but I felt like half of the book were explanations of why this was happening, and how it was connected to a previous event.

I mean, if we're reading the 2nd book in a series that usually means we've read the 1st. Right? We don't need to be reminded every second of what happened before, or how something came to be.

Another thing I didn't like, was the AB narration. It felt completely drained of emotion, and it was really hard to listen to the female narrator without falling asleep.

This was the only sequel I've ever had problems with. I thought I was going to love it, as I love the 1st book, but then I got my bubble burst.

I'm going to give it one more chance, but if the situation doesn't speed up, I'm going to have to give up on it completely.

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Chelsie said...

I have to say I disagree about Betrayed (I loved the book, and I loved the series up until Untamed completely ruined it for me) but I know what you mean about sequels sucking =( Unfortunately, it's a fact of life.

However I do believe in this case you should try it again. Perhaps not on audiotape this time? You might like it better =D

<3 Chelsie

Ella Press said...

Yeah I was thinking about buying the printed book, try to read it and see what happens.
But don't you think it may be like I'm saying, that Zoey is constantly remind us of the past?


Chelsie said...

I will agree that Zoey as a main character is annoying (for various other reasons as well) but somehow I was able to ignore this, at least through the first few books.

Ella Press said...

Get what you mean :o)
And i'll take your advice and try to read the book!