18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #6

20 Apr

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the Week: Has a book ever left you feeling depressed? If so, make sure to share what it was and why.

Generally, I tend to steer clear of serious heartfail in stories, and much prefer a happy ever after.

What makes me depressed, though, is when an author whose work I had previously devoured suddenly loses the plot and their series become total wastes of paper. One such author for me, sadly, is Patricia Cornwell. I inhaled her first four books after they were recommended to me by numerous people, but over the years they have become annoying and I stopped buying them four or five books ago. Too much Lucy, not enough mystery. After 19 books I think Scarpetta should probably retire. A good author knows when to stop and leave their audience clamouring for more.

So, what depresses you? Do you agree with me about Scarpetta? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme

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10 Responses to “18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #6”

  1. Mariann with Belle's Book Bag April 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    LOL..It is frustrating to me when you become so invested in these characters and then the author screws them up!! That’s why I stick to HEA and why I sometimes read the epilogue or last chapter first!! LOL 🙂

    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/18-over-book-blogger-follow_20.html

  2. Amanda @ Sisters Unedited April 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I completely agree. Nothing is worse then loving a series just to find out the author has some how lost their mojo. I have not read these books and am planning on sticking to that. Thanks for the heads up!

    Thank you also for stopping by my page.
    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  3. Claire (@clairesbooks) April 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    i totally agree authors should end a series I believe before we want it to end. That wa we will always want more and still think it’s good. The Anita Blake series did that for me I stopped reading that ages a go.

    Here is mine if you get chance to stop by Claire’s Book Corner

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Madame D April 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Oh, I totally get that! But once again I’ve not read this book. *hangs head in shame* LOL

  5. Marie April 21, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    I agree, nothing worse than your fav series losing what made you fall in love with it in the first place. not good!

  6. trish dechant April 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    I agree with you…it’s hard to watch a series that you devoured so viciously in the beginning, suddenly lose its flavor. I used to read Patricia’s books, but haven’t done so in a while.
    Here is my list: http://www.csmaxwell.blogspot.com/2012/04/18-and-over-book-blogger-follow.html

  7. Fiona Druce April 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    KMM’s Shadowfever and Nalini Singh’s Blaze of Memory. *SOB* 🙂

  8. Crystal (@RBtWBC) April 24, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    There is nothing worse then investing yourself in a series only to have the ending disappoint you. 😦
    Thanks for participating in the follow!

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