Some books are so good that you have to read the next one immediately. It doesn’t matter if you have 100 other books on your TBR list. You put them all aside and buy the sequel because you won’t be able to sleep at night if you don’t know what happens next.
These are not those books.
Out of No Man’s Land (Sand #2) by Hugh Howey – Sand had an interesting storyline, but the characters left me a tad disappointed. The story went back and forth between different points-of-view, which made it feel like there wasn’t enough character development.
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman – There was very little that I liked about Scythe. Everything/everyone was boring and it felt like another stereotypical YA dystopian novel.
The Magician King (The Magicians #2) by Lev Grossman – Despite how much I disliked The Magicians I contemplated reading the second book. Several people have insisted that the story gets more exciting, but judging by what I’ve seen of the television version, they’re lying to me.
Age of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire #2) by Michael J. Sullivan – I am not dead set against reading the next book. I enjoyed Age of Myth, but I don’t know if I liked it enough that I really care to read the rest of the series.
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library had a pretty cool premise, but there was very little background detail. It kinda felt like you were just dropped into the middle of a story, so things were confusing at times. I’ve heard that the sequel is similar, so I’ll probably pass on this one.
Do you keep reading a series if you didn’t like the first book?