Today is Tuesday time to choose my Top 5 (or more) and I am posting late …as usual!
This week Shanah @bionicbookworm asks us about our top 5 series we need to finish!
It made me think about several things as in: what is a series? Are two books considered a series or “just” a duet? Or three books? Or more?
What about stand alone books but with connected characters and happening in the same place and time? Are they considered series or stand alones?
And that’s fine and dandy to speak about series I need to finish but do these need to be already completely published? Or may I choose one with only the first book published?
And what about series I should finish, because that’s the reasonable thing to do you know but don’t want to? Do I speak about them?
Or what about stand alone books that I would love getting a series?
See? My brain is fuming!
OK let’s give this some structure…
What is considered a series?
Once more my friend Merriem (she knows really everything) define series as:
Already if you read 1a the stand alone connected would be considered as series!
Same with duet or trilogies as “a number” means more than one!
So let’s roll with a wide definition here and tackle the task at hand! I will begin with the bad moving slowly to the good!
1 Series I will never finish!
The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day!
If I loved the first book (Gideon is drool worthy) I will never finish that series as a matter of principle! It was meant to be a trilogy and it became an “X” logy. I feel used and like the author just wants to make money!
Reasonable Doubt series by Whitney G
My problem here was the book was so small it was clearly overpriced! She could have made all three books into one book of 500 pages. Once again I felt dupped.
Elite King’s Club by Amo Jones
I know many praise this series and I guess it can be addictive if you want to know the truth but …there were inconsistencies in the story, aspects really hard to believe in etc. Just ..not for me!
2. Duologies that I need/will finish!
The Body Painter by Pepper Winters
It ended on a cliffhanger and I just need to finish it!
Stormeheart by Cora Carmack
It’s been such a long time since I read ROAR that I think I’ll need to re-read it again before Rage!
3. Trilogies or more already published that I need to finish
Legend by Marie Lu
I just need to read Champion and I would be set! I am ashamed to say that I already own champion but did not get to read it yet!!!
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Again just the last one remains to be read.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
The good news is that I have read The Raven Boys last month and adored it! I plan on reading the other books one book per month!
The Secondborn series by Amy Bartol
Again just the last one to read and I got it in the mail some weeks ago!
4. Series not yet complete that I NEED to finish
The Daevabad trilogy by SA Chakraborty
It is all Alexandra’s fault as she pushed that book on me and I never looked back!
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
I loved that book and I need the others immediately
The Honors by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre …so unique!
The Poppy War by RF Kuang …but so hard to read!
The Aurora Cycle by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman because ….Kal!
Pfew that’s it for today!
Leave me a comment about your fav and I promise to visit and comment back tomorrow!
Thanks for reading!
I just got started with the third Raven Cycle book. Why on earth did I wait so long to pick up these novels???
That’s the question I asked myself!
Oh Sophie, if you can have the self control to only read one Raven Cycle book per month, then you are a stronger woman than me!!
Not really just a busy schedule with ARCs to keep me in line LOL
I used to have a feature on my blog where i talked about series that I’d given up on and would never finish. There are a lot of them! Most often I read the first book and didn’t like it enough to continue, but sometimes I just lost interest along the way when the series seemed to drag on too long.
Well that too Tanya! If the first book can’t hold your interest no need to read its sequel!
I haven’t finished The Elite Kings Club series either but I hope to get back to it someday! Under The Never Sky is one of my favorites! I can’t wait to read Rage! It’s on my September TBR list!
I wonder what you’ll think of the Elite King’s Club…
Ah there are so many series I need to finish as well, too many books, too little time, and I tend to.. forget about series for some reason? I feel terrible about it I also need and really want to finish the Legend series, I really liked the first book 🙂
I know Marie this is a real #bloggerproblem !
Agreed on the Crossfire Series and The Silver Swan, but they ended up being pretty good for me haha! I’m waiting for Pepper Winters second book to come out and can’t wait for that one!
I am on pins and needles here Daisy!!
I heard that The Body Painter ended in a cliffie so I’m waiting for the other book to release! Under the Never Sky and The Raven Boys series are two series I’ve forever wanted to pick up yet I still haven’t. I believe I have TRB in my kindle, though.
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
Oh yes the Body Painter ended on a cliffy and ow I want the sequel!!
I actually have some of the paperbacks for The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day, I got them at RT last year for free. And then I bought Reasonable Doubt and Elite King’s Club on my Kindle but I haven’t felt the urge to pick any of those up. Maybe someday when I’m feeling like trying something different….
AND a billion times yes to Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi! The beginning of the first book dragged a little bit for me, but after that I was addicted and each book was better than the previous one. I loved that series so much, enjoy when you get to pick it up! 🙂
Well Jen I am curious to know what you’ll think of Reasonable Doubt and Elite King’s Club ;-))))
So many of these would be on my lists too! I wish I had time to read every book that catches my attention:)
Me too Laura but then we’d need lots and lots of shelves LOL
As much as I loved City of Brass, I think that I liked the sequel even more! That series is just SO incredible! And the Honor Among Thieves series….. I totally spaced out and didn’t realize that the sequel was out! I need to get to it ASAP! Hope you can check some of these off your list soon 🙂
Yes yes the sequel is out and the third one has been announced!
I think stand alone books with connected characters is considered a stand alone series? Maybe that’s just me, haha. I usually call two books duologies, three books trilogies, four books quartets and anything more is a series. But sometimes I go with four books as a series too.
I also need to finish Under the Never Sky and The Raven Boys! I wasn’t a huge fan of the first books, but maybe a different version/time gap difference (since I read those years ago) will make a difference?
No no you are right about the stand alones! And I hesitated to choose only series with more than three books but well …
I have a ton of unfinished series, but I did finish Legend and The Raven Cycle – both were winners for me. I will definitely be tagging in for the remaining Aurora Rising books. I really enjoyed the first book, and I am so stressed out about some characters’ fates.
Same here Sam!!! I can’t wait to read the sequel!!!
I’d love to see what you think of the rest of The Raven Cycle!
OOOh book two this month, that’s the plan 😉
Skyward! Aurora Rising! Yes! Yes!!
I want to read Aurora Rising so bad! But I have drawn a line for myself and I will read Nevernight trilogy first!
Hahaha I tried nevernight but I am still at page 15…
We have quite a few of these in common. I need to actually start The Raven Boys, Finish The Elite Kings series, and I’m not so patiently waiting for the next book in the Aurora Cycle series!
Oh yes Aurora! Why is the time going so slow!
I have no idea. I keep checking anything, even a title!
Hey, I’ll continue to push, because you do the same, and look at the wonderful books and authors we’ve discovered as a result! 😀
Hahaha yes please do go on Alexandra!!!