I just read a book this weekend that ended in a cliff hanger. It wasn't the second or third book in a series, it was the first one. In fact, I didn't even know it was a series when I started it. I literally finished the book and threw it down. I couldn't believe it ended that way. Now I have to wait a whole year before to find out what happens. Although the book was really good and the story intriguing, it kind of ticks me off. I know the Hunger Games left book two in a cliff hanger (which kind of ticked me off as well), but that was the second book. I really didn't expect it in the first book.
My CP Jessie wrote about falling out of love with series and I have to admit I kind of agree with, especially on mediocre books. It would be interesting to find out the sales numbers of series, to see how many go up with each book and how many go down.
I have a lot of book ones, a few book twos and even less book threes. I'm finding my love for series waning. Part of me likes to be done with the story.
How about you? Have you ever read a first book that ended in a cliff hanger and how did it make you feel? And what are you feeling on series? Do you still like them?
btw: great prizes over at Chantele's - just because she wanted to.