Today I noticed Deborah Cooke will release book eight in her Dragonfire series in October. Normally I’d be happy as I’ve always enjoyed reading the series. However, last year I read Cooke’s young adult spin-off The Dragon Diaries. The YA series follows the adventures of the offspring of the characters from her Dragonfire series. Confused?
Well, I knew the Dragonfire characters were procreating. Realistically I knew the characters would survive (happy ever afters, they’re romances). But seeing that they’ve managed to raise children for 16 years is a turn off on the original series for me. I don’t want to flip-flop in time. Granted I don’t know for a fact that the book releasing in October is set in different years from the Dragon Diaries. Regardless, the YA series now has my attention and I’m doubtful that I’ll go back to the initial paranormal adult romances. Had I never read the spin-off, I think I’d read them. Now, I’m not really feeling it.
How do you feel about spin-offs? Do you like them? Do you read them? Do they change your feelings toward the series which first introduced you to a particular world?