S is for Satisfaction

Posted April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

S

Satisfaction

(sat·is·fac·tion): an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.

This is an obvious one. I want to be satisfied when I’m done a book. Now this is a complicated one because sometimes what makes a good book is not being completely satisfied. When the author leaves something hanging. But to all you authors out there BE CAREFUL with this. It’s a dangerous strategy and doesn’t always work. Usually I want all the ends to be 100% tied up and usually this is the best method. Some author can pull off leaving you hanging. Usually at the end of the first book leading into the second. That’s ok because the Series isn’t done yet. It’s risky to end a whole series like that though because it’s doesn’t always work.

For example, the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. The first two books were doing good. Then you start to read the third. It’s going great and doing everything you want it to and then BAM. It just ends. Right in the middle of the final battle at the end. And it’s the last book. How mad was I? It’s now on my most hated books list because of that. See how it can wreck the whole series?

Here’s some books where the ending and the rest of the book, were very satisfying:

  •  Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer
  • The Kiesha’ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini

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Happy reading!!

chelsea

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3 responses to “S is for Satisfaction

  1. Great post for the letter ‘S’ and so true! This is why I refuse to read the last book in the Divergent series, because I’ve heard rumors about what happens-definitely not a satisfying ending for me :p I haven’t read the series you’ve listed-off to check them out on Goodreads 🙂

  2. This is a tricky one for me. Of course I want to feel satisfied but sometimes, like you said, when done right I prefer being left slighly unsatisfied. If it’s done right mind you, if it isn’t it drives me crazy. I hate abrupt ends also, when the book decides to just end, it’s jarring and like an offensive slap to the face…

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