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May 19th: If a book disappoints you by an author that you read for the first time, how likely are you to try that author again?
Honestly, this doesn’t happen all that often, and I think it depends on the situation. I am more likely to try the author again if they are well-established with a variety of books and series rather than a debut author with only the one book.
Some authors write different genres/subgenres, and I may like one over the other. For example: I read the first book in the Honey Badgers Chronicles by Shelly Laurenston, and wasn’t a big fan and didn’t continue the series. However, I still picked up The Blacksmith Queen by G. A. Aiken (Shelly’s alter ego) and adored it.
However, if the author is new, with only one or two books, I don’t know that I’ll try the author again. There just isn’t a big enough pool from which I can select. Maybe after time, or when/if the author tries a new series/genre, but I’d probably only try after recommendations from friends.