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You all know that famous old saying right? Don’t judge a book by its movie… There is another lesser known one – Don’t judge a series by its first installment.
I’m sure all of us have a favourite series, which is amazing except for one tiny flaw – the first book is not that good. So, many abandon it which kind of breaks your heart. You may recommend it to your friends who may just don’t see what the big deal is.
But it is a big deal! Sometimes the characters, the world building and adventure develops only in subsequent books. Sometimes the best book is like fifth in the series! And all you want for them is to read the whole series so you can fangirl together.
For this Top 5 Wednesday, I’ll be listing out 5 series I think you should not give up on, even if you didn’t like the first installment.
I know most of these are quite popular but I find that people give up on hyped series easily if it doesn’t meet their expectations (which is usually very high). The thing is it takes more than one book for the magic to happen. Do check out Beth’s interesting discussion on managing expectations for hyped books over here.