The Stages of Waiting for the Next Book in a Series

Today I decided to do something similar to The Struggles of Being a Book Lover and Things you Shouldn’t Say to a Book Lover (links here and here). The theme for today is The Stages of Waiting for the Next Book in a Series. You might be waiting for Winter, or maybe Queen of Shadows. Probably you are actually waiting for a series that hasn’t yet started like The Dark Artifices. But if you are a book lover you probably went through some of these stages.

1. You finish the last book that was released in a series. The book was amazing and you want to read the next one as soon as possible…

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2. You go search the release date on Goodreads…

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3. 1 YEAR?? I have to wait 1 YEAR? How can I wait so long?

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4. You’re in denial… You don’t accept that it will take so long…

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5. You start to talk with other people and support each other. All of you start to accept that you have to wait, until…

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6. Release date is postponed… More time to wait…

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7. You read other books, watch TV and almost forget about the book in question. But then…

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8. Book title and cover are released… The cover is so beautiful

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9. You can’t stop thinking about the sequel again. There’s still so much time left.

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10. Release day gets closer and closer, until…

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11. IT’S FINALLY HERE. It’s release day and you probably already have the book in your hands.

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12. It was so beautiful… And if it wasn’t the last book of the series…

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13. Repeat steps 1 to 12 again until the last book is released…

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14. When you get to the last book you feel empty…

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This is it… Do you go through any of these stages when you’re waiting for a book? Is there any stage that’s not here but it happens to you? Tell me in the comments.

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14 thoughts on “The Stages of Waiting for the Next Book in a Series

    • Right? I’m not feeling this way for Queen of Shadows because I still have to read Heir of Fire… But as soon as I read it I know that is going to happen. But I also need the Felicia Day’s memoir ASAP =)

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      • Oh god the night I finished Heir of Fire I was going to die. I read the BookCon sample which was released on iBooks and I couldn’t sleep the entire night & then I read Felicia’s sample and that just made it worse. I swear Felicia’s book has been killing me for MONTHS

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