Hi guys, welcome to another discussion post. Today we are here to discuss about what do you prefer more Series or Standalone? If you ask me I would say I prefer standalone more. I think I do that because of two reasons. First one is I HATE CLIFFHANGERS. If I have the next book with me then it is kind of acceptable but I just feel more happy with a ending which would leave me satisfied and cliffhangers don’t satisfy me.
And the second reason regarding why I prefer Standalones is simply because series are a big commitment money wise. Three books in a series is fine but the problem arises when there are 5-6 or more books in a series then I just look at the first book and I am like if I buy this, I will have to buy the entire series and that I feel is not very economical because I am spending a lot of money on something which is practically one book.
I do prefer standalones more but THERE ARE certain things about series that standalones can most probably never match like the way it can express such long time lines and can do justice to it. Plus so much emotions can be shown when it is a series. There is so much possibility of introducing lot of new twists and turns. Another thing I really like about the series is the character development, as there are so many pages so the character development is a lot of times better than standalones.
But as series have so much possibility it can also have a negative effect, like when authors and publishers keep on extending the story even though there is no new things to write about or no new twist to be introduced. This is something I really hate. Sometimes the authors end up undoing all the love they garnered over the first few books by writing unnecessary sequels.
So all things considered I do prefers standalones over series more. But what is your opinion? Do you like series more or standalones more?