Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

Alright guys, this was actually a pretty hard one. Mostly because I had to resist the temptation to include all the series I LIKE that don’t have other books released yet and screaming about how those authors and publishers have to work FASTER. ūüėõ BUT! I think I managed to actually stay on topic…

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

I know, this is CRAZY, right? I mean, it’s NARNIA. To be fair, I read the first through fourth books. However, there was something about the fifth and sixth books that I just couldn’t get into, so I never read them. Somehow I’ve never been bothered by not knowing how it all ends.

2. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

Honestly, I thought these were quite funny when I started reading them. And for a while I thought there was actual tension in the whole love triangle thing. But after, what, nineteen books? I’m officially bored with the whole thing. Actually, though I did make it into the teens, I honestly forget at which book I stopped reading. Sixteen, maybe? Sadly, these just got way too old for me to care.

3. Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson

It is honestly almost impossible for me to coherently explain how sick and angry The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo made me. It’s A LOT. I CANNOT believe that multiple people recommended this to a sixteen year old girl, which is when I ended up reading it. I had honest to goodness nightmares afterwards. I certainly will not ever be reading the other books or seeing the movies.

4. The Last Dragon Chronicles¬†by Chris d’Lacey

Honestly, I didn’t stop reading this because I didn’t like them. I loved these books as a kid. I guess I just stopped reading because I grew out of them. My brother read the whole series though, and is still reading them, so he gives me the synopsis on what’s happened.

5. The Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo

Another series I never stopped liking, but just grew out of. Honestly, I’m still rather curious about how these all turned out. Anybody out there want to help me out?

6. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

This series I refused to finish. Honestly, I should have known something was up when the fourth book was just SO BAD. I made it through Max and tortured my way through Fang, but I just couldn’t get myself to pick up Angel. I heard some things about the final book, and now I’m so glad I stopped reading when I did. (Frickin’ Dylan.)

7. House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast

Oh dear Lord these books. They weren’t spectacular to begin with, and they just got worse and worse. After I don’t even remember how many books, I just gave up. They weren’t worth the money I was spending on them, and my library didn’t have them, and I didn’t care to go looking for them anyways.

8. Graceling Realm books by Kristin Cashore

So, technically this isn’t REALLY a series, but they’re still connected books. Either way, I’ve only ever read Graceling. Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t read the other two. I wasn’t too excited about Fire because it didn’t seem to have the same characters, and by the time Bitterblue came around I’d moved onto other books. If I could I totally would read them, though. It’s just not a MUST HAVE for me.

9. The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan

Several people I know and love are probably screaming at the top of their lungs right now. I don’t think I’ve ever outright admitted this before. However, breathe easy–I didn’t quit after the first book because I didn’t like it! I stopped reading because the library didn’t have the others, and honestly I never realized it was a trilogy at all until a little while ago. I’m working on getting around to the others when my TBR¬†pile is even halfway manageable.

10. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie

Okay, so I know that the final book in this series isn’t out yet, but this is me wishing I’d never read Crossed and just stopped at Matched. I put so much faith in Matched because I thought it had potential (Review HERE). Yet, Crossed betrayed me is ways I’d never thought possible (Review HERE). I’ll wiki the ending, but I think I’ve already got it figured out.

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Countdown to 2012: Books I Can’t Wait To Read (Part 2)

Yes, this countdown required not one but TWO postings. Why? Because there are so many amazing books out there! If you missed part 1, you can find it here. But enough babbling, let’s get to the BOOKS.

RAPTURE by Lauren Kate (Fallen #4)

Release date: June 12

Why: Because I enjoyed all three previous books for the most part, and I’ve seen this through so far I can’t help but see it through. If you’ve read my blog before you know I hate hate¬†hate the instantly in love YA clich√©, but Kate makes it work as much as it ever can. The last book, Passion, was a genuinely interesting trek through time that really departed from the first two, so I hope Rapture will be just as interesting!

 

THE GOLDEN LILY by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #2)

Release date: June 19

Why: Because Mead’s Vampire Academy world is freaking amazing. I may never adore another set of her characters like I did Rose and Dmitri, but honestly the characters of Bloodlines are putting up a pretty goodfight–even though I hadn’t liked many of them when they showed up in the VA books. Then there is Adrian, whom I would read ANYTHING about. Plus, the end of Bloodlines? The VA character that showed up? I NEED TO READ THIS SO BADLY. It comes out the day after my birthday, so those future gift cards of mine have already been waaay committed.

ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #3)

Release date: July 24

Why: Okay, I’m not going to lie: these books are quirky. They are way quirky. It takes a certain type of reader to be able to take the quirkiness¬†that is Evie. But you know what? I love it. The books are easy reads that are cute and funny, and pretty exciting when you get into it. Also, interesting. The plot line is pretty original for a “let’s through every paranormal in the world into one book” scenario. I love me some evil faeries. Endlessly won’t be on my MUST HAVE NOW list the second it comes out, but it will most certainly be on my bookshelf pretty soon after.

COURTSHIP AND CURSES by Marissa Doyle

Release date: August 7

Why: Because I’m genuinely curious. I read Doyle’s Leland sisters duet and thoroughly enjoyed them, and this is clearly in the same vein. Goodreads¬†billed this as the third book in that series, but the blurb¬†makes no mention of them at all. Are they in it? Is this going to be a redux of that series with a new character with a much less flashy name? I suppose we’ll see August 7!

 

HIDDEN by PC and Kristin Cast (House of Night #10)

Release date: October 6

Why: Because I’m hoping it’s the last one, honestly. I’ve held on with this series this far because I didn’t think they could drag this out THIS LONG and because Stark is hot. That is baaaasically it. I haven’t even bought the last one yet (pictured here because I wanted a pretty picture)because I wouldn’t cry if I had to give up the series right there because HOW MUCH MORE? How much more stringing out can there BE? WHERE do they keep coming up with more? It is this twisted reasoning that allows this book¬†on this list.

UNTITLED by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #2)

Release date: November 2012

Why: No, this book doesn’t have a title or a cover yet, but it can’t help but be on my list. The first book (pictured here) made my book review turn into a rant of epic proportions and made me LOSE MY MIND. I can’t NOT read this book because Tahereh¬†Mafi is writing it and I have this yearning faith that she’ll get her act together and write like the FANTASTIC writer she is just waiting to be.

UNTITLED by Ally Condie (Matched #3)

Release date: November 13

Why: Because I genuinely want to know how this ends. I’m still trying to get my hands on Crossed and my review of Matched wasn’t glowing, but…hey. This series is only three books and I’m interested. Why not? Pretty sure these books are worth it just for Ky, anyways. Maybe my views will change when I read the second book, but I’m staying open-minded. (The image here is only the teaser cover, not the actual one–in case you were wondering.)

 

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #3)

Release date: November

Why: Must we go over this again? IT’S CLARE. Yes, in case you were confused, this is a different series. Clare is currently going back and forth between them to keep them both moving along so nobody kills her. With the hangers she always ends the books at, it wouldn’t surprise me if someone threatened her with that. Especially, you know, Clockwork Prince. This book needs to come out SO MUCH FASTER. With the addition of the 3 “not planned” books to The Mortal Instruments, I must say that The Infernal Devices has become my favorite because it feels fresh and exciting, not like she’s forcing more plot out. I was really worried the books were going to turn out too parallel to each other but…nope! They are both equally amazing and equally different. GIVE ME MORE!

 

And that’s it for now! Until, you know, tomorrow when I’m browsing Goodreads¬†and OHMYGOODNESS LOOK AT THAT BOOK THAT’S COMING OUT. Because it will happen. It always does. ūüėÄ