I’ve noticed more and more authors releasing novellas in the young adult market. They squeeze these mini books in between books in a series (or as prequels/epilogues).
Some people love these novellas because it gives them something exciting to read while waiting for the next full book.
Sadly, I’m just not much of a fan.
I like long books
I love getting completely immersed in a book for a long time. I like having time to be introduced to the story, the characters, and then spending seemingly forever with them while I watch everything slowly unfold.
With novellas.. they’re just too short (for me).
There’s not enough time for me to get invested
Either I have a problem getting invested at all, or as soon as I do get invested, it’s time for the book to end.
There’s simply not enough room for that slow built up I love so much. It’s too quick, too shallow, or just not satisfying enough.
I don’t even try to read novellas anymore because I’m usually just setting myself up for disappointment.