Yes, I was totally just rewatching that scene from Sense8 where they all start singing the 4 Non Blondes song and felt the need to start belting out “what’s going on” I think it is called What’s Up, but What’s Going On works better for me. So, what’s going on? There aren’t any new series starting up this week, and like last week I thought I would again do something a bit different. But instead of looking into what new series you have been enjoying, I thought we could look at what series you follow that have just sort of…stopped, leaving you waiting for the next book that never seems to come. Or is promised to come – someday.
Mine is actually from Shana Abe. I was really hit or miss on her Drakon series – loved some, totally didn’t dig others. It was really weird, actually. I haven’t had that type of reaction to any other series that I remember. Of course, there have been times when I haven’t liked a certain installment in a series as much as some of the others, but not from one extreme to the other and back again in the course of five books. But what I did love was her young adult spin-off The Sweetest Dark books. The setting, the writing, the characters – loved it all. What I am not loving so much? The endless wait for the third book, which has been in limbo for, oh, about three years now, with no end in sight. I do know it is supposed to be in progress, but no clue on when. I keep looking for info, but no luck so far. I understand that things happen, but I think it is the lack of updates that bugs me the most. Or maybe I am just too demanding?
That one is probably the worst for me, but there are other series that seem to have just died off somehow. Like has anyone heard anything about the Downside Ghosts series from Stacia Kane? I haven’t started that one yet, but I have heard such good things about it I am really looking forward to diving in – but there hasn’t been any news about it for ages. Ditto Dani Harper‘s Changeling series and Coreene Callahan‘s Dragonfury books. I keep looking for info, but no luck.
What book has kept you in limbo the longest? What series do you follow that has just sort of gone into indefinite hiatus? How long do you wait before you just lose hope and move on?
My pick of the week is a Young Adult title with a bit of a background story. I have said it before, but I have a bit of a checkered past with author Shana Abe and her Drakon series. Or rather I should say I have a love/don’t like/bored/like/sort-of like relationship with her books. The… Continue reading Pick of the Week
Once again, time has slipped away from me, and it has been over two months since I have done a reading roundup post. I guess I will do a random selection of what best sticks out in my mind about what I have read. Everneath – Brodi Ashton‘s debut book had sat on the TBR… Continue reading Reading Roundup…
I have a different relationship with Shana Abe‘s Drakon books. I loved the first one, but things were hit and miss for me for the next four. So when it came time to decide if I was going to try her new YA spin-off series, I was a bit up in the air. I have… Continue reading The Sweetest Dark…A Very Pleasant Surprise
This is a huge new series week. Almost too many, actually (I do wish that these things could get spread out a bit more over the month, since there are weeks now where there is pretty much nothing going on). It looks like for this post, we have seven, count’em seven, to highlight. This first… Continue reading New Series Alerts…
Just a quick little cover post for today. This first one has been making the rounds lately, but I of course missed it for yesterday’s post. Immortal Ever After is the next book in Lynsay Sands‘ Argeneau series, due out on February 26th. I am not feeling the top black shadow section – seems like… Continue reading Cover Lover – 4 New Titles
I admit, I am really hit or miss with Shana Abe and her Drakon series. Loved a couple of them, really didn’t get into the swing of the rest. Her website is quite out of date, and information has been a bit tricky to find on her new series starting next April 9th with the… Continue reading Spotlight on…Shana Abe
As I must say lately, I raided All Things Urban Fantasy for most of these. I must be off my game, ’cause I didn’t find much on my own this time around. Shana Abe will be releasing her first young adult title, The Sweetest Dark, this August 21st. Cynthia Garner follows up her recent Secret… Continue reading Cover Lover – 10 New Titles