(ka·lei·do·scop·ic) changing form, pattern, color, etc.
I don’t know about you guys but I don’t like reading the exact same thing in a series. For example, in the Twilight series, every book is pretty much the exact same. It’s all lovey dovey at the start and then some vampire comes after Bella. Surprise surprise. I HATE that. Why do authors do that to us? A book series should be different enough that we don’t know what’s coming up in the next book. It goes along with being unique except within the same series.
One example that comes to mind is the Mercy Thompson series. It’s generally the same thing in every book to keep it consistent, but there’s always a new adventure. Some books she’s in trouble with the vampires, in another she’s trying to bail a Fae out of jail. It’s some new every time and that’s what keeps me interested. I also really like when each book in a series is a new adventure instead of continuing one big story. I want all the action every single time.
Here are some great examples:
- Percy Jackson
- Mercy Thompson
- Chronicles of Narnia
All of these books change their pattern every book. There’s always something new to look forward to! These are also my 4 favourite series of all time. What series are your favourites? Let me know below! I’ve gotten a lot of great recommendations from you guys!