This week on Downright Discussions, I decided to talk about series. I feel as if there are so many series that are going right now. Sometimes it just gets hard to keep up with all the books. Mostly, I feel like there are many trilogies. Let's see if I can name a few... The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Black City Trilogy, Matched Trilogy, Delirium Trilogy, Across The Universe Trilogy... I could keep going if you'd like. The thing I like about trilogies is that you really get to know the characters much better than you would in a standalone because you're with them over the span of three books rather than one.
Sometimes it's just nice to sit and read an entire book and experience all the same emotions that you would over a span of three novels in one. You get the epic romance, the problem, and in the end the problem is solved and the character has his/her happily after after. Plus, you don't really get the feeling that something was left unresolved.
In the end, I think I'd have to side with series. Though it gets annoying since you have to keep purchasing the books, I really like getting to know the characters much better. Plus, you get to spend three years with them since a new book usually comes out each year. With standalones, it's usually only 1-3 days.
What are you're thoughts on series and standalones? Which do you like better?