Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Give an author a break?

Tip of the Day: ice cream is a must in this heat.

How willing are you to read one of your favorite author's books?

This weekend I finally got to reading Abandon by Meg Cabot. Now I love Meg's books, mostly because they are so fun. And despite usually liking realistic fiction, I tend to love her paranormal YA one's the most, merely because her main characters are strong willed and fiesty and the guys are...well...bad boys.

So hearing about Abandon as a retelling of the Persephone myth, I was super, super excited to read it.

But then I started it.

The beginning was a little confusing, since it kept switching time periods and skipping around a bit. Plus, there was alot of info dumping.

Any other book and I would have put it down and not looked back, but since it's Meg (yes I love her so much we are on a first name basis) I kept reading.

And after about 40 pages it started to kick in and you know what...it turned out to be one of my favorite books by her. Despite taking longer to get to the good parts.

Now I'm excited for the sequel.

So what about you, do you give your favorite author more of a break and keep reading just because you know they will most likely deliver? Or do you put a book down no matter what?


1 comment:

DeenaML said...

Yes. I TOTALLY do that with my Must Read Everything By This Person authors. They are lucky to have us....but it does make you wonder about the editors sometimes.