At first I was thinking, "Favorites. All my favorites. Forever and ever. I never want them to end, ever, ever, ever." (All said in a petulant, whiney voice.) Some of my favorites being, October Daye, Agent Pendergast, Body Movers, Fever, Riley Jensen, Dark Swan, Cassie Palmer, Jack Reacher, Inspector Rebus... okay, see, I could just keep going. Some part of me knows that eventually the story has to play itself out. There has to be an ending. If an author can keep me hanging on and manage to end the series on an upnote, I'm even happier. Don't kill a main character off, just let them bow out gracefully.
I will admit that the one series I absolutely cannot do without it Jack Reacher. I want to keep him with me forever. As to what Lee Child does to keep me hanging around is to keep the character true to self, build fresh action and situations, and offer plenty of details to make the storyline visually appealing. With the character of Jack Reacher this is probably easier because he's nomadic. You could drop this character anywhere and keep the stories coming.
I have similar feelings about the October Daye series. Faerie, by the nature of the thing itself, is ever changing. It could be expansive, leading to any number of varied story lines. Not to mention, I'm completely in love with Tybalt.
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