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The Creator and the Questions
The tag was originally created by emmmabooks, a PRETTY popular Book Tuber. I’m JUST getting into Book Tubers, so I don’t know too much about them … but you can just see by her views and subscribers that she is high up there!
- Totally should’ve gotten a sequel.
- Totally should’ve had a spin off series.
- An author who totally should write more books.
- A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else.
- Totally should’ve ended differently.
- Totally should’ve had a movie franchise.
- Totally should’ve had a TV show.
- Totally should’ve had only one point of view.
- Totally should have a cover change.
- Totally should’ve kept the original covers.
- Totally should’ve stopped at book one
One. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer — I am STILL MAD about this book! I finished this in ONE sitting in ONE day, eagerly waiting for book two … IT ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER! There are even discussion posts on Goodreads about what happened to the sequel. What’s sad is that this novel was one of those rare finds that blows your mind … the series would’ve been FLIPPIN’ FANTASTIC! I’m still hopeful … ish.
Two. Totally should’ve had a spin off series
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young — I don’t really know HOW she could’ve done one, but I would’ve love to have some side stories … maybe on different minor characters in the different groups or on some of the prominent characters but how they got where they’re at in that moment in the novel (trying not to spoil ha-ha).
Three. An author who totally should write more books
Kelley Armstrong — She’s written SO many books and series, but I want more of her adult supernatural books … they’re one of the few where sexual stuff is present but doesn’t takeover the story and is still tasteful. PLEASE GIVE ME MORE URBAN SUPERNATURAL/FANTASY NOVELS, KELLEY ARMSTRONG!
Four. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else
Hermione Granger — You all can argue with me until you’re blue in the face … I DO NOT LIKE HER WITH RON! Seriously, there’s absolutely NO chemistry beyond friendship with them. Even Rowling has stated she wished she didn’t put them together in the end. I’m not saying she had to be with Harry (though they had better chemistry), just not with Ron …
Five. Totally should’ve ended differently
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong — Don’t get me wrong, I love the two trilogies that intertwine with one another … but I was rather disappointed in the end. It felt like the characters didn’t actually “win” but didn’t “lose” the battle for freedom? For all the fighting for power and justice in the original trilogy and then the spin-off trilogy, I thought it would’ve ended better.
Six. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise
The Montague Siblings series by Mackenzi Lee — Hmmm … okay, if done RIGHT, this could be a fantastic film franchise, especially if Lee decides to continue on with the series. It could also be a TV show, but I think longer films would suit it better. Action, comedy, romance … what else do you need??
Seven. Totally should’ve had a TV show
The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong — This series is SO good … and it has the perfect pacing for a television show. Each book could be a season and each season could have about 10 to 12 episodes (a little less than an hour each). There’s a perfect about of story progression, action, survival, character development and intrigue to make it a show … though I would be nervous that it would somehow get ruined …
Eight. Totally should’ve had only one point of view
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand , Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows — I know it would’ve been difficult to do so, but I would’ve preferred just Charlotte or Charlotte and Alexander’s point of views … I was so bored of Jane!!! The only good parts with Jane was being able to have Helen during these chapters, who I loved so much! Maybe rather than only one point of view, Jane’s could’ve just been better?
Nine. Totally should have a cover change
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh — This book is so beautiful and has a great amount of depth to it … which is why I think this cover needs a change. This cover seems bland and flat, which doesn’t match the content within it. It’s still pretty … but the story is full of self-exploration and discovering meaning through flowers and life itself … which I just don’t see in this cover whatsoever.
Ten. Totally should’ve kept the original covers
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — Okay … I need to be more specific here, since there are SO MANY DIFFERENT COVERS! I’m referring to the original first editions and these new “child looking” ones … seriously, Harry looks like he’s 12 years old in all the books … which he isn’t by the end. I really don’t like these covers, which frustrates me since I’m trying to buy them all again but I can’t STAND them and the other covers are IMPOSSIBLE to find or WAY TOO EXPENSIVE … ugh!
Eleven. Totally should’ve stopped at book one
I actually have no idea … most book series I’ve read FELT like they were supposed to have more. There are a NUMBER of books that I think should’ve stopped after book three, such as Aveyard’s Red Queen series and Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, but none after book one.