30 Days of Genre – Day 22

(See the intro post for all the daily themes.)

Day 22 – A sequel which disappointed you.

Tempted, by PC and Kristin Cast. My review of it is here, but in a nutshell, it disappointed me because this was the point where it seemed like the authors stopped caring so much about telling a good story and instead starting seeing it as a cash cow. I felt bored through most of the book, the characters seemed like cardboard cutouts of their former selves, and the style was completely different from previous books. It felt like an experiment gone wrong, and even though it’s been almost a year since I read this, it’s still lingering in my mind as a good reason to not read the rest of the series.

I do here that the series picks up again, which is a point in its favour, and I’m sure someday I’ll take the plunge and actually finish the books. But Tempted soured me on it so much that that day isn’t going to be coming for quite a while, I imagine. Pretty sad, that, since I was actually enjoying it up to that point, and considering it’s mostly fluff reading, that really says something.

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