Another Monday, another post with 5 series I won’t ever finish! I thought I’d keep the Monday theme for a bit, as I’m scheduling these beforehand. Yes, I’m a master of time management 😉
#1: Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
What I’ve Read: Soulless
Why I Won’t Continue: So many book bloggers and booktubers I love and trust adore this series. So I decided to give it a go. I think it’s a blend between historical fiction, and an urban fantasy/paranormal story. I liked it fine, but I wasn’t enough of a fan to continue the series. I think this particular blend of genres just didn’t suit me well.
#2: The Seven Deadly by Fisher Amelie
What I’ve Read: Vain
Why I Won’t Continue: This is another case of “it was fine, but not great”. There are so many books out there, I don’t feel like continuing with one I’m not truly enjoying or loving. I liked Vain, and it teaches the reader a great lesson. But I’m not interested in continuing the series.
#3: Anna by Kendare Blake
What I’ve Read: Anna Dressed in Blood
Why I Won’t Continue: Anna is a duology, so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort to continue it. Yet I don’t want to. I’d have to spend money on the sequel, and I probably wouldn’t get to it for years as it’s not a book I’m truly excited about. The first book was described as a teenage version of Supernatural, one of my favorite shows. I gave the book 5 stars when I read it, so I must’ve agreed. Yet I have no urge to read on.
#4: Twisted Tales by Liz Braswell
Why I Won’t Continue: Twisted Tales is a series of retellings of popular fairy tales. I quite enjoyed the first book, A Whole New World, although many people didn’t. I suspect it’s because Aladdin is one of my favorite childhood movies. I read Once Upon a Dream, the Sleeping Beauty retelling, in the beginning of this year. Or I tried, at least. I DNFed it, because I really wasn’t feeling it. So I also won’t be continuing the series.
#5: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
What I’ve Read: The Goddess Test
Why I Won’t Continue: Mythology! YAY! That’s usually what I think when I see a mythology retelling. I love them, especially when they include Greek mythology which has been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember. I read this book in 2013 (strike one) and gave it 3 stars (strike two). I usually don’t feel like continuing after so much time has passed, and especially not if I didn’t even love the first book. Looking at my review notes from back then, I thought the main character was too whiny in the beginning although she got her act together by the end.
Those are 5 more series I won’t continue or finish. Have you started one of these? Let me know!