Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wait, What Happens Next??

Cliffhangers! Don't you just love to be reading along in a book (or on your e-reader) and suddenly it's over. Of course it is at an inconvenient place for the reader. "Suddenly there was an explosion, he looked up and saw a huge black mushroom cloud fill the sky." THE END! Wait, what happens next?? You can't just leave it like that! Oh, but they do. 

I just finished a book today that had the most terrible cliff hanger ending. Not terrible, like the book was bad, but terrible because now I have to wait for a sequel. It is a book that hasn't been releases yet but I received it for review. It is the author's debut novel, and so I didn't even know if there would be a sequel. 

Here I am all emotional and into this book, when suddenly my Kindle won't go to the next page. First I thought my Kindle was broken. Then I realized, my gosh, that is the end! I went searching immediately for information on the author. Found the website, and thank goodness, there is a book two in the series! Wow, I was worried. 

So now the waiting sets in. Since the first book hasn't even been released, that means even more waiting. Don't get me wrong, I understand the importance of a good cliff hanger. I just hate waiting to learn the fate of the people in the book. I'm glad I have so many other books to read while I wait.

Watch for the review of Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. I will be posting it closer to the June 5th release date. Let me know in the comments what you think of cliffhangers!


  1. It's worse when an entire series ends, as in completely ends on a cliffhanger. When I was much younger I was a big fan of the series "Animorphs" (spoilers) The last page of the last book has them going head to head with a baddie... and the book ends in a note from the author. (end spoilers)

    I feel cliffhangers are for Hooks, and shouldn't be used at the end. I know you don't want to make the fans angry that the ending isn't what they wanted, but I want an ending, good or bad, a conclusion to all the emotion I put into what I'm reading. Sometimes a cliffhanger at the end feels like a cop out.

    But maybe that's just me.

  2. I HATE cliffhangers! Seriously. I guess I just need closure :)