Friday, January 24, 2014

Feature Friday: Recaptains

You know how it goes.

You read a book, think it's great, but discover that the next book in the series doesn't come out for another year.  A year goes by, and the next book is finally released.  You check it out from the library, sit down to read it, and about five pages in you think, "...huh?"  Somewhere in the year between this book and its prequel, you've forgotten things: characters names, subplot lines, main plot lines, terminology, etc.

It happens to all of us.

Which is why I was so thrilled to come across the Recaptains website!  Recaptains is a blog dedicated to spoiling books on purpose.  It gives you all the stats (title, author, release date, link to Goodreads, etc.) a brief synopsis, and any key points you should know before starting the next book in the series.  It highlights any special terminology you should know, and gives special attention to the last chapter, so you're ready to pick up the next book.  It's aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly, and will prevent you from furrowing your brow trying to remember details from a book you read a long time ago.

Basically, Recaptains will save you a ton of grief.

I just used it to brush up on Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi so that I'm ready to read Into the Still Blue when it comes out next week!  (Squee!!)  And, bonus, if you need the recap to a book that isn't posted, Recaptains accepts requests!  Just fill out their (short, simple) form, and they'll get that recap posted.

Recaptains is awesome.  Check it out.


4 comments:

  1. This is amazing - I had given up all hope of finishing the Wheel of Time series (at least until I retire), but not having to go back and reread the first seven books makes it seem much more doable.

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    1. This website is perfect for just those situations! I can't tell you how many times I've needed this site. I'm glad to have found it, and hope you find it useful as well!

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  2. Thanks again for this site! Much needed for those of us YA-addicted readers who can't keep track (or remember) books a few months down the road.

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    1. It's already come in handy for me, and it's only been a couple of weeks since I discovered it! Glad you're enjoying it too.

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