Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bloody Jack Series Review

I'm fascinated by the lengths of series.  What decides how long a series will be?  Popular trends definitely play a factor; the trilogy is huge right now.  Duologies are out of fashion, but still pop up every now and then.  J. K. Rowling famously decided upon the magically resonant number seven.  Richelle Mead writes six-book series.  Some series go on for as long as they turn a profit.  Other series don't make a profit, but continue indefinitely.  

The Bloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer falls into the latter-most category.  I started reading these books as a young teen and its end still isn't in sight.  These books are not particularly well known, but nonetheless have a small, loyal readership.

I tried to make this video review more condensed, but wound up forgetting to mention so many things! Like how L. A. Meyer is a man, but writes amazing feminist fiction.  How the series is more magical if you begin it as a younger reader.  Or how the romance isn't very compelling, but it's forgivable because of the amazing friendships portrayed in the book.

What about you, readers? Have you ever heard of this series?  

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