Unlike The Librarian on The Magicians, I am not opposed to spoilers, especially when it comes to finding out if a series ends happily. Here's the scene: You are about to start a series that you haven't read before, by an author maybe you haven't read before either. You're about to take the dive, but wait... what if it doesn't end happily!?
This is a real concern I, and I think many, readers face when they plunge into the dubious world of non-romance. Even in the world of romance, once there's a sniff of a love triangle, I will find myself trying to ferret out information to see if the love triangle ends the way I want to. Yes, yes, it's all about the journey, but I need certain guarantees. Recently, I spent an emotional rollercoaster of an hour grilling a friend—and narrating my frustration to Heather Waters, H&H's site manager—on whether a book ended happily and the way I wanted it to.
What are the greatest lengths you've gone to find out a book—one that you haven't even bought or started yet—ends the way you want it to?
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