This week I've kind of been obsessed with Leigh Bardugo's books, Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm. I practically devoured the two books. They were amazing to read, so after finishing Siege and Storm (ohmygodtheending!) I eagerly went to Goodreads to find out all about the next book.
And then I realized The Grisha is a trilogy.
I'm in some serious pain right now. I will take this out on trilogies.
First, trilogies seem to follow a certain pattern. The first book is always heavy on the set up because it's setting up a series, and by the end there's usually some sort of twist or cliffhanger.
The second book is definitely an in-between book. A lot of stuff happens but often there isn't a specific story or plot that ends. It's very much an installment which will lead to the third book.
The third book slays me.
The finale is always so amazing and full of everything I love, but it's the ending! Just as it gets to epic, it ends!
I guess my real complaint is that when I love something, I want more. Trilogies whet the appetite but very rarely do I feel completely satisfied by the end (Melina Marchetta is the exception, and that's because she's a goddamn genius).
I always prefer longer books to shorter ones, I always like series instead of standalones because I like the commitment. I want to get the details and get very close to characters. I want to know everything! It's so rare these days for me to get hooked to a book and so when it happens, I always want more.
You can imagine the tears when I realized The Coldest Girl in Coldtown didn't have a sequel.