The first reason is because I need to reread The Winner's Curse. I remember the basics, but I'm finding more and more that if I don't reread the previous books in series, I don't enjoy the subsequent books as much. I'm usually a little lost and I've lost that connection that I have with the characters.
The second reason is usually because the romance suffers in the second book. Either a love triangle is introduced, the couple is apart the entire second novel, or something else happens that prevents them from being together (misunderstandings, etc.). Hardly any second books have the new couple working together, growing together, etc.
The third reason (and the most important for me) is that I know it's that middle book. Now I've been reading great reviews, this one doesn't seem to suffer from middle book syndrome, but at the same time, I know the story won't be resolved. It's not the final book. And I'm just tired of reading parts of a story. Does that make sense? So I'm considering waiting until the final book is out and then binge reading the whole series. And there are a couple of other trilogies out there that I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Loved the first book, the second book is out, but I'm just sort of meh about reading it until the final book is published.
Have any of you felt like this before?
Posted by: Pam