This genre is clearly getting played out quickly for me. How many different ways can you tell the same story? Plus, only a handful of authors do a good job at it anyway. Can you say market saturation?
I am tired of the WW and vampire story. Tired. Of. It. The authors writing it have nothing new to add to it. Nothing. It’s the same story that’s been recycled with a bit of something new. This is a well worn path already. Move on. Please.
I had picked up Nora Roberts new book, Morrigan’s Cross out of sheer delight because she was writing a vampire story. Everybody knows Roberts writes mostly about family dynamics, relationships and such so this is almost a new area for her. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t get into the book. It has a very confusing, convoluted beginning. However, I shall persevere and read it before the year is out. However, this is clearly a hot new trend here if Roberts has jumped on the bandwagon. Hot, hot, hot.
Just like your secret baby plots, werewolf/vampire market is saturated. I say enough already. Just yesterday I bought a book that looked interesting and come to find out it has werewolves in it. Great. I bought it anyway. It seems “different” but don’t we have enough authors writing about these creatures? Feehan, Kenyon? I’ve yet to read any of those two authors and have no immediate plans to read them either. J.R. Ward’s books I have TBR. There are only so many twists and turns to the story, you know?
I’ve vowed not buy another WW or V novel unless I’m already reading it. I’ve bought my fill. However the Rachel Caine book, Glass Houses, does sound interesting. I’ll wait for the reviews on that one, but I digress. I’m pretty sure I stand alone here in my rant but as a reader, I’m tired of WW’s and vampires. Move on to something else. This market is saturated already. Next to Navy SEALS, I’m sick of WW and vampires. Sick of them.