(Note: I'm going to be specifically vague in certain parts of this post because I don't want to ruin anything for anyone like it happened to my mom. Sorry if it's confusing, but if you have read the series that I am talking about, you should understand my ramblings here)
So, as I mentioned a while ago I got my mother into reading books, specifically the ones I read. It's been really nice being able to talk to her about them and share that. However, me and my big mouth accidentally let something small slip about the shifters series. In all honesty it shouldn't have mattered, because all I said was that I didn't want to re-read book number (blank) because it was too sad. Well, my mom being who she is figured out what the event was, so she wasn't very emotionally invested into it. When I read it the first time (and the second time) I blubbered like a baby, and it didn't really effect her at all. Very frustrating!
She just finished up The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, and I decided that her next series should be the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. Now if you know this series, you know that there is a pretty major event that happens, and it's a tearjerker. At least it was one for me. I had bought her a kindle as an early Christmas present on my account so we could share the books. What she didn't realize is that the Kindle does not keep the books in order of the series, it keeps them in the order they were last opened. So she starts reading White Witch, Black Curse, book number SEVEN. She only read the first chapter, but that had to be the worst first chapter possible to start with. It completely revealed that MAJOR event and now the first six books are completely ruined!! I am so disappointed, because again she won't be emotionally involved and it's a shame because I don't think she is going to get the full experience out of it. So now I have to think up another series with an "event" in it to test her reaction. Maybe she just isn't a blubberer like me.
On a side note I told her we need to find a vampire so we can use the mind control they all seem to have no matter the author to erase that chapter from her memory. Hey I can dream right?
How about you? Has anything like this happened to you?
(Edit: I wasn't clear on this before, but she is still going to read the books, because the series is really awesome. Even with knowing the event, I think she will like it a lot. I'm just ranting my frustration here.)