Discussion Posts: Re-reading series before the new installment comes out

This month has seen the announcement of the next book in the Raven Cycle series’ cover announced and the next book in the Cinder series released. Both of these things prompted much excitement here at SxLx because we’re into these series. Beth struggled with the decision to re-read the whole series before diving into Winter. I took the new cover art as a signal to re-read the Raven Cycle. In my case, the decision was easy because I haven’t finished Dream Thieves and at this point I’ve probably forgotten more than I remember. But, I know that not everyone feels this pull to revisit the older installments before getting to the new one. So, the comments section is open! What are your thoughts on re-reading a series before the new book comes out? Are you for it? Against it? Do you do it?

Are you a re-reader?

It’s the first of November, and so today someone will die

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Since it’s the November 1 I thought we would take a moment and look at Maggie Stiefvater’s best book, The Scorpio Races.  I mean all of her books are good but this one is the best.  It’s filled with so much atmospheric goodness that’s it’s just luscious.  Every year they race on the sea horses. Some live and some die.  Sean is the defending champion.  The youngest ever but much older then his years.  Puck is the first girl to compete but circumstances make her take the chance.  I can’t speak highly of this book and I’m sure that Kate would agree with me.  If you are looking for a good book to read by the fire with some warm apple cider then you really can’t do any better then this.