*results may vary
Usually, good books get a reputation. They get HYPE. And the hype monster can be useful and amazing and wonderful BUT it can also be misleading and disappointing. So when you're this far in the game; hyped books? You're wary. You're curious. It's like going on a date with your friend's friend. You've heard so much great things about it that you're just instantly suspicious about the fact you think you know everything about him but you don't.
You've hit the groove! This book actually might have potential! The heroine is funny, the love interest is mysterious or sweet or both, the plot is starting to show itself little by little. Hey, maybe even the writing is beautiful! But you still haven't reached that point. The point of no return.
You've gotten to the point where you want to KICK YOURSELF for not reading this book earlier! It's well-paced and smart and everything you wanted and you just want to savor every word while simultaneously flipping through the pages as fast as you can!
WHY HAVEN'T THEY GOTTEN TOGETHER YET? WHY CAN'T SHE SEE WHAT'S GOING ON? WHY IS HE SO EVIL? WHAT IS THE BIG SECRET? WHO IS THAT? WHAT IS HER POWER? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? AHHHHHHHHH.
5a. Depression / Content
It's over. 5a is most common in stand-alones because there's nothing after! A neat package, a beginning, middle, and end. And you're happy! People got together, bad guys were thwarted, plot twists unraveled. But you're also sad because those characters are FOREVER YOURS and you want more adventures.
WHY DOES THE SEQUEL COME OUT IN A YEAR? THAT'S TOO LONG RJGNKDT OH MY GODDDDD.
Rare, but it happens. That moment after you finish a book where you're either in tears or just awe because the sheer awesomeness was so great its blinded you a little bit. Your mind is a jumbled mess trying to put together the power of what you just read and you want to flip to the first page once you're coherent and start all over again!
Hope you like it! Happy Reading!