Where I share my thoughts, musings and bookish questions.
i’m just not that into you anymore
So recently, Allegiant was released. You may have heard of it? It’s the final installment in a pretty popular trilogy. People were going slightly crazy. There were interviews. There were parties. There was fangirling everywhere. I’m sure you’ve noticed. (And if you haven’t: where on Earth have you been?)
For me, it was the biggest release since I started blogging. But for a book that was so highly anticipated by so many readers, I was surprisingly… calm about the release. I mean, The Book Depository didn’t even ship my pre-order until a couple of days after its release, which meant I got the book ten days later, and I was not complaining. Sure, I’d get it later, no big deal. The fact that I feel so indifferent about this release is surprising me. Divergent was one of the first books I read when I’d started blogging, and when I finished, I was very much in love with it. Insurgent was no exception, no matter how mixed everyone else’s reviews were. I adored this series. And yet… I can’t bring myself to care about the release of this final installment.
Maybe the wait for the final book was too long, maybe I’ve just read too many brilliant books since those first two, but all I know is that I’m not particularly excited for this book anymore. I will still read Allegiant, sure, and maybe it will bring back some of my earlier enthusiasm, but my hopes aren’t very high at this moment. This feeling worries me, because it’s been happening to me a lot lately: I’m not excited for Ignite Me at all at the moment; I am in no hurry to continue the Under the Never Sky books in time for the last one, and all the unread sequels on my shelves can wait. It seems like over time, I just care less about certain series, until they no longer excite me at all. It makes me sad.
Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to. Do you ever just notice that when a new book in a series is released, you just can’t bring yourself to care? Are you ever just not into a series anymore? Do you think it is the long time between two books that causes this problem, or just a change in own reading taste?