(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