Every year or so a book, well actually a series normally, comes out and becomes the next big thing. What makes these books The Books to follow? I got into all of them, but there have been other books that I have been chomping at the bit to get the next installment or find another book by the same author.
The largest, I think, of the fad book series have been:
The Hunger Games
Fifty Shades of Grey
Stephanie Plum novels
Did you read them what did you think? Most of the series that people go nuts for are all YA also. Fifty Shades was one of the only adult books that I have heard this much hype on.
Other series that have a following but nothing like the above and probably have better writing are:
A series I think that has been undiscovered is The Need series. Loved it about as much as Harry Potter – although Harry Potter’s Characters were a little more realistic and not as needy. Still loved it.
Adult series are harder. Actually there aren’t as many.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series – frankly I’d read these over Fifty any day.
The Chinooks Hockey Series – traditional romance, or well contemporary. I would also have picked this over Fifty.
Then there is a list of books that are not a series that I loved and have stayed in my mind forever. The question is, what makes some a fad or a craze over others that a better story?
I suppose if we knew the answers we wouldn’t be unpublished or waiting to appear on the NY Times best sellers lists.
What do you think on the books that start a craze? Is the reason because of the characters or the plots?
There are lots of authors I follow. Who knows maybe one of them will be the next big thing?
(I’ve only posted a few authors book covers. )