Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The Mortal Instruments: Why I won't finish this series
The Mortal Instruments, a universally adored series that has became increasingly popular in the past year since the release of the movie. If you asked me two years ago if I’d read this series I wouldn’t have known what you were on about. I never used to read as much as I do now so I wasn’t particularly aware of popular books. I’m not going to lie and say I was in this fandom from day one, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t read City of Bones until last summer right before the movie came out. I was never too sure as to whether I’d like this series but I thought I’d give it a go.
After finishing City of Glass in September I have been contemplating whether to carry on with the series or not. After much consideration I have decided not to. Some of you may think I’m crazy for not continuing whereas others might agree with my decision. Wow, this is beginning to sound like something more serious than what it is!
For me personally City of Glass was the final book in the TMI series. It had originally been written as the ending of what would be a trilogy but Cassandra Clare continued on with it. I felt that City of Glass gave me the closure I wanted and I now have no desire to carry on with the series. It has nothing to do with the books themselves as I actually found them quite enjoyable when I read them. I may seem like I’m contradicting myself here but it would be nice to know what happens to each of the characters in the end, I just don’t think I want to read another three books to find out.
Do you ever get tired of a series? I do, and I always end up feeling bad for it as I feel like I’m letting not only myself but also the author down. You’ve invested so much time in a series and then one day it doesn’t interest you anymore. This isn’t something that happens often but when it does its a shame.
Right now I’m on a book-buying ban until I get down my ever-expanding TBR pile but I’d like some recommendations. I’ve wanted to branch out from YA for a while so I’m looking for some good adult books; I’m not particularly fussed about the genre so give me your best! And don’t worry, I still love YA and will be reading it just as much as I always do.