Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
This weeks topic is: Should You Review A Sequel?
This weeks topic is about if people should review a sequel to a book when they haven’t read the first book, I believe. I didn’t even know this was a thing! :O
I personally do not think someone should request and review a sequel to a book when they have not read the first one. I think this can cause bias. People might dislike the book because they don’t know what is going on because they didn’t read the first one. I don’t think this is fair to the first book or even to the author.
I do think it is okay if it’s a companion novel. For example, you don’t have to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins in order to enjoy the companion novel Lola and the Boy Next Door. It’s cool because you know who the characters are but it’s not necessary at the same time, if that makes sense? XD
What do you think? Do you think people should request and review sequels if they haven’t read the first book? Let me know down below 😀
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I’m finding so many people who didn’t know that this was a thing – and I didn’t either before seeing a few reviews last month! It was a shock to me as well which is why I HAD to make a topic about it.
I do think companion novels are a different beast entirely though and should be able to stand on their own.
I can’t believe people actually do that!!!
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Ok yes!! I saw that a couple of people had requested an ARC of a book even though they hadn’t even read the other books in the series and didn’t plan to. I don’t understand that! There are people who know that they liked the other books and are excited for the chance to review the other books in the series…I just don’t get it.
YES! I don’t get it either. It’s like people just want to get an ARC and they don’t care what it’s about!
I didn’t even know that was a thing?? Personally I don’t think you can give a full opinion on a sequel without having read the previous books in the series!
Of course not.
You have to read the first book. Reviewing a sequel before the 1st book does kinda of have a ton of disadvantages. I review books in order—-not out of order
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