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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is to talk about the ten completed series that we have not yet finished.
And here we go!
Well kind of. I read the original three books, but I haven’t read the Heir, which starts the second story arc set in the same world as The Selection. I didn’t love The Selection series and so haven’t quite gotten around to reading The Heir, though curiosity will undoubtedly have me reading it eventually!
This series came highly recommended to me, and I do enjoy the Dystopian genre, but I just could not get into this series. I finished Shatter Me but didn’t feel compelled to read the next two in the series. I just wasn’t hooked, for some reason. I’m not sure if it had to do with the writing style, or the characters, or the plot, but something just didn’t work for me. I don’t think I’ll ever read them, so I just checked the wiki to see what happened in the end lol
I read Divergent and Insurgent, but then I was accidentally spoiled about what happens in Allegiant and I couldn’t bring myself to read it. I do not appreciate those kinds of twists in my series books, so once I saw the spoiler, it kind of killed the series for me. It’s my own fault for reading amazon reviews though, I suppose lol. I don’t think I’ll ever read it, but I might see the movie. I absolutely adore the first book Divergent, though and I can still enjoy re-reading that one if I pretend its the only book in the series lol. I wasn’t impressed with the direction the books took after Divergent. It felt a bit like the author was trying to be shocking or different.
I read Matched, but again, wasn’t compelled to read the following books in this trilogy. There wasn’t anything really that I didn’t like about the series, I just felt sort of “meh” about it, generally. It’s not that I’m completely opposed to series revolving around a love triangle, but the whole lot really just felt like a vehicle for a love triangle story, rather than a story that includes a love triangle. I think I prefer when the book’s main plot points go deeper than just “which guy will she choose.” The only trilogy I’ve read that I really adored, which had a love triangle, was Hunger Games. And thats probably because the love triangle is not an important part of the story.
I read and adored the Raven Boys Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, so I thought I’d love her Wolves of Mercy Falls series as well, but I just didn’t click with it. I think it mostly had to do with the “insta-love” between the characters, because I actually did like the mythology of the wolves. But if a sort is going to be mostly about a romance, I prefer to get to see the romance unfold over the course of the first book, at least. When the love is so “insta” it doesn’t leave much else to the story for me. I don’t think I’ll ever finish this series.
I read and loved the first book, Daughter of Smoke & Bone (check out my review) but somehow I haven’t gotten around to finishing the trilogy yet. I expect that I will at some point, though, because I quite liked the first book!
Ok, here is an adult series for my list! I read every single Sookie Stackhouse novel in this series, except for the last one. The books were excellent in the beginning, and continued to be pretty good for a while. But the last two books were getting a little bit “meh” and once again I accidentally spoiled myself for the last book. After I read the spoilers I couldn’t bring myself to read the final book. If I don’t read it, then I can pretend it didn’t happen, and pretend it ends the way I wish it had lol!