So of course I lurve to read, right?
Well, I just finished this series that I wasn’t all crazy about and it was mostly my fault. (Mostly)
Let me start from the beginning, shall I?
I was like totally STOKED because I had just discovered this new series that I had been anxious to read for a while. So, while feeling like a total boss when I pressed the ‘Purchase’ button on my Kindle, I failed to read the summary and the word count. (A first for me)
So, whilst reading, I casually glanced at the bottom left hand corner on my Kindle.
This is a very accurate portrayal of how my face looked when I saw the percentage of completion.
I stared at the screen for a couple of seconds unbelieving in what I was seeing. I had been reading for eh, 20 or so minutes so how the heck was I already at: Freaking 40%!?
It was then in that moment I discovered what a novella was….
Granted, half of it was my fault because I, of course, skipped over the synopsis and word count choosing to go ahead and buy the book because I’d been seeing it around and wanted to see what it was about.
Ha. Yeah. M.I.S.T.A.K.E.
But yo, like I now have a serious problem with novellas:
1. There’s absolutely no way for me to connect with the characters. (What the whattt??)
2. The plot, ehh, I kept wondering what the heck the plot was. (Not a fun time)
3. The book is over before I can even blink an eyeball. (Meh)
As as reader, I prefer serial books over novellas because at least I can connect with the characters and have time to get sucked in the in the plot. If not, what’s the point?
Well. There is no point…
But what do you guys think?
So with my rant over, I discovered what the heck all this talk about novellas was and I was far from impressed. With that being said, I will never approach another novella unaware again.
Over To You:
Do you guys lurvvee novellas? Or do you rather the bigger books? Also, have you ever been caught unaware of the magical powers of novellas and how they have the ability to trick you with the word count business? (They’re evil) Do you think they’re evil too?