There are many reasons to love series and they happen to be one of my favorite kinds of books to follow. If you find a great series, it’s gold! I tend to look for series – paranormals mostly – so I can stay with an author and characters I like. So I don’t dislike series in any way.
That said – it seems sometimes that’s all there is out there.
Recently I went searching for some new m/m books to read. I found a dozen or so that interested me only to be stymied by the additional line that denotes the book as “Book # in series Z.” I appreciate the warning for sure but really? UGH.
Now I have to go to the author’s website and hope I can find the series listed in order to suss out the first book. Then go find the first book, which in m/m can sometimes be difficult. Ebooks tend to go in and out of print lightening fast. They switch publishers and disappear from online stores faster than you can read them sometimes. So it’s not always easy to follow ebook series. Not impossible but not always easy. These days I’m kind of lazy. Sorry!
Because of all this I tend to give up on ebook series pretty easily. Thus I was shocked and frustrated to find that the majority of books that seemed interesting to me were part of existing series. So I’m curious – is this a new trend or did I just have bad luck on the last book binge?