Back before I started blogging, finishing a book series was easy.
But then I started blogging, and I ended up with millions of other books to add to my TBR pile. With everyone focusing on recent and upcoming releases, it’s so easy to forget about older books that deserve some love.
Today, we’re going to dive into my library and Kindle wishlist and dig up some deep dark secrets, aka what book series I should actually finish.
Sometimes we abandon a book series because of shiny new books. Who doesn’t want a shiny new thing to take photos of and hug? There’s plenty of book series that I’ve abandoned, though, so we’re going to go with just a few.
Exposure and Terminal by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
I first got introduced to the Virals series back in late middle school and was automatically hooked to the idea of werewolves (shifters?) and experiments. I especially loved the mysteries the Virals had to crack in each book in addition to figuring out what really happened to them. While I recall one of my reviews saying something about a love triangle happening, we’ll see if that actually happens.
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
While I didn’t enjoy The Young Elites, the second book was much better and Adelina has slithered her way into my heart. She’s evil and dark and I just need closure for the series.
Plus I need to find out what actually happens to Adelina. Does she die? Does she take over the world???
The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel
I read the first book back in 2016 but completely forgot about writing the review. 🙈 In my defense, 2016 was a bad year for me and I abandoned reviewing some of the books that I read. If I did write a review, I usually did a crappy job and I know full well it showed in my posts.
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
What is with me abandoning trilogies after the second book? I adored Snow Like Ashes back when it first released, along with its sequel, Ice Like Fire. Like The Midnight Star, I’m hoping to finish this at the very least for closure from what could potentially be one of my favorite love triangles.
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
The trilogy tragedy continues with The Winner’s Trilogy, bookwyrms. I keep saying I’ll get around to the last book in the series but I never get around to it. Whoops.
Note: I’m also aware of the problematic issues that have been pointed out by other reviewers, but I do want to have some closure with the series.
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Plus every other book that he’s written based on the Percy Jackson universe… I tried The House of Hades in audio form and it took me a long time to get through it. Since 2009-2010, I’ve been devouring each of the PJO books one by one as they released, but after The Mark of Athena, I waddled off to other books.
I think secretly my subconscious is saying I’m growing out of the series? I tend to get tired when a series goes into multiple spin-offs.
Spear by Realm Lovejoy
I suddenly remembered the Le Fay series the other week while crawling around Kindle Unlimited for books to read. Apparently, I didn’t get beyond the second book and forgot about the series entirely. Let’s just say it was a time because I forgot almost everything that happened in Henge and Sword. I’m hoping I’ll get through Spear before my Kindle Unlimited deal ends, finishing the series.
(Side note: by the time this post goes live, I already finished Spear but I can’t be arsed to remove the book from the list.)
Ruse by Cindy Pon
I read Want back in 2017 but later chose not to write a review because I didn’t feel like it. But I adored Jason Zhou and his friends when I read the series and since this might be a duology… I want to finish the series. Unlike the other books listed, though, Ruse isn’t out yet. (PLUS IT’S SET IN SHANGHAI WHERE MY MOM HAILS FROM? I’m here for that.)