Here are some books that made me pause/stop reading, or simply left me with a feeling of disappointment. Some parts of series that I think could’ve been better or simply had something I disliked – a character, a sudden plot turn in the wrong direction or just wasn’t interesting enough.
Sourcery (Discworld #5) by Terry Pratchett
As much as I love the Discworld novels and Rincewind I can’t say this book will be one I’ll re-read any time soon. Or at all. Probably. It was still interesting, the ideas were great, but Coin was simply annoying. From the good sides – the other characters are still awesome, so if you’re reading the whole series for the first time – don’t skip this book.
House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3) by Diana Wynne Jones
That one gave me some problems with reading-motivation. It took me few tries to get to the end. Obviously, when Howl and Sophie showed up everything speeded up and I ended up still liking the book, but it’s still my least favorite book of this series.
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
Ooooh, Sookie. I wish the author haven’t run out of ideas because this book felt like she had. It was rather boring and brought very little new things to the series. I haven’t read the last two books of the series yet.
Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3) by Terry Goodkind
Here’s a book I thought was a rather weak spot for the series. Then again, not the only one. I haven’t read anything after “Chainfire”yet. Well, I’ve started “The rule of nines”, but somehow couldn’t continue. But back to “Blood of the Fold”, yes it had some good moments and it had some important plot elements, but with this length this book could bring a bit more to the world. Plus it’s the first book of the series that made me realize the author will repeat certain things in each book in series. It makes it a bit helpful if you’re starting to read from the middle of it, but it’s extremely annoying when you’re reading it one-by-one.
Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Now this one… I simply can’t agree how this story ended, and I’m not talking about a certain death, I’m talking pretty much about anything that happened outside the city. It annoyed me, it felt out of place. I didn’t like it. And the very end of the book was also not what I expected and not what I liked.
Did you have any bad mid-series moments? Some books you didn’t like, even though the others ended up on your “favorite” list?