Trilogies: we all have read them, or even obssessed over them. But why are they suddenly taking over the literary world?
I read a lot of YA, and I mean a lot. However, I’ve started to notice that every new book I want to read is part of a trilogy. Every time I find new books, I feel like I’m signing a contract which states that I must read all three books in sequence. However, I tend to break this contract about 95% of the time.
YA authors have a system. The first book is amazing and nothing can compare to it; it has an exciting plot, relatable characters, and a terrible cliffhanger. But then, you find out that there’s a second book. You get really excited, and read the second book just as quickly as the first, but there are some minor disappointments. The plot is not as nearly as good, and you start to notice some major holes in the development of your favorite characters. And then you wait 6 months for the last book of the trilogy, which you feel the need to love. You read the first page, and then is all goes downhill, fast. You become so disappointed that you wonder why you choose this book series in the first place.
But then, we have the other spectrum of trilogy readers, which include myself. You find a new book, and it’s pretty good. You finish it, and then realize that it’s part of a trilogy. You put the second and third book on your tbr list, and then a year later, you finally read them. By that time, you have a faint memory of what happened in the previous book, so the reads are good, but not fantastic.
Most of the people I know fall under these two stereotypes, and there is pretty much no in between. These trilogies are running our lives. I would love to know your thoughts in trilogies, comment below.