SCI-FI ADVISORY

Well, who wouldn’t just love a story about a future Earth where aliens have landed and a young girl who falls in love with one of them?  I read the first 3/4’s of the book rapidly.  I was really enjoying it until I suddenly noticed that there weren’t enough pages left in the book to successfully tie up all the storylines.  Which means either you are going to get a really lame ending or the author is going to deliberately leave you hanging because she intends to write a sequel.

Guess which one this was.

Wrong! Evidently, this is part 1 of a new series.  Darn!

I’m sure it is partly my age [don’t ask] but, I am sick and tired of series books!  I want a story with a great plot, interesting characters and amazing dialogue.  I want to be fully involved with the tale, but when I close the book, I want it to be OVER.

I don’t want to wait until the next book comes out to find out what happens!  Usually, I have forgotten the subtler points in the previous book by then and am, therefore, compelled to re-read it before tackling the new book.  I’m old.  I don’t have that kind of time to devote to one author anymore.  Especially not if I want to have time enough to read everything else out there before I clock out!

There. That’s my rant.

Please know, however, that this was indeed a great story.  Though the “alien” is not quite as alien as I would have wished, it is worth reading.  That is, if you don’t mind waiting for the next installment.  Go ahead.  You young folks still have plenty of time to spare.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner

  1. This book looks awesome! I’m writing a trilogy, but like you, I get super annoyed at series! I’m trying to make each book like a totally separate story that you can enjoy even if you haven’t read the others. .. but I haven’t finished the first one yet so lots of work to do! x

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