Do you give authors a second chance?
I think I used to be a lot more patient and would have been willing to give an author or series a second chance, but lately I’m just overstimulated with my TBR and all the awesome books out there, so if I’m not happy with a style or author for a very specific reason, I might just be done. This can be changed though, I mean if someone recommends another book and says it is really good and I’ll probably like it, I would be willing to give that author another try. Also, if I read a first in a series that wasn’t too great, but I’m told the rest of the series gets awesome, I would be willing to keep going. I guess it depends on why I thought about giving up on the author in the first place. Is the author one of those authors behaving badly? Then I’m out. I’m not supporting that kind of drama. Am I just upset because the book I read was poorly edited and I had to pay for it? Well, maybe the author learned from that experience and got professional editing help for their future books. So I might not be out completely, but I might be out for a time. How’s that for a yes/no answer?
I usually do not, as a rule, give authors a second chance. It is not because I am mean or anything, or really that difficult to impress. It is just that there are soooo many books on my TBR list that if an author does not impress me with the first book I read by him or her, then I usually do not give them a second chance. Sometimes, if an author is especially well liked by some reviewers or friends or bloggers that I really respect and tend to like reading the same thing, then will CONSIDER giving the author a second chance. One author I am currently thinking about giving a second chance to is Jessica Sorensen. I have heard great things about her books, but I did not like The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. So who knows…. perhaps, because everyone seems to like her books, I will give her another shot. What about you? Any authors worth a second chance on your list???