When I look at the books I’ve read this year, most of them belong to series. So yes, I read a lot of series. Some I love, some I like, and some… well, I wasn’t a fan of. Today, I’m showing you 5 series I don’t plan on finishing. There are many more series I don’t want to finish, but that would make such a long post! I’ll make several ones of these instead if you’d like to see them. Here we go!
#1: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
In 2013, when I first got back into reading I saw this series everywhere. It was dystopian-central at that time, and everyone was reading dystopian books. So I figured I’d give these a try, as many people liked them. I wasn’t a fan of the first book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. There was just nothing captivating about it, in my opinion. But I didn’t want to give up, and so I read book #2. I liked that one even less. It really wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy the characters, the story line or the world. There’s no way I’m continuing this series -there are two more.
#2: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
I read: The Alchemyst
I read the first book in this series in 2013. It’s been quite a while, and I honestly don’t remember anything that isn’t mentioned in the synopsis. I liked it well enough, it just didn’t jump out to me. I don’t remember anything, and there are like 6 books in the series. While I enjoyed the book when I read it, I didn’t like it enough to re-read it and then continue with the next 5 books.
#3: Sweep by Cate Tiernan
This is a paranormal series about a teenage girl who is a witch. It’s been a while since I truly enjoyed a paranormal YA series (aside from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s). I quite liked these, but again: I read them in July 2013 and there are 15 books in the series. 15! I didn’t like this enough to commit to that. Plus, I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t enjoy them as much now as I did then.
#4: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I wrote a post this week (last week?) on my change of heart in this series. I wrote all about how my opinions had changed over time, and what I’d rate them now. If you’d like to see that, you can find my post here. The main gist is that I’m not attached to any of the characters. In fact, most of them annoy me. Thus I don’t really care about what happens to them. Sorry! I know this series has many fans – I’m just not one of them.
#5: Ardentia by J.L. Tomlinson
What I read: The Empyrean Key
I read this one in 2015, so it hasn’t been all that long. And while I liked it well enough, I wasn’t amazed by it. There are honestly so many books I want to read. I don’t want to spend my time reading something I’m not truly loving. So I don’t think I’ll be continuing the series.
Those are the first 5 series I won’t finish! Have you read any of these? What do you think about them? Should I make another post with more series I don’t plan on finishing?