Book Series I really Need to Finish & I Will Not Be Finishing

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I have been meaning to do this post for a while! I decided a couple months ago to set myself a goal to finish 7 series by the end of the year. But now that there is only just over a month to go, I can see that it’s not going to happen. I had good plans but then BOTMs popped up as I started joining more groups and starting my own Facebook bookish group The YA Book Nerds. Then there was also ARCs and most of those are first books in the series. So I know I won’t be finishing 7 series this year! As I was going to wait until I did this little challenge to write this post and now I know I’m not going to get it finished I figured I may as well write it now!

First I will just list the series I need to finish and then I will list the ones that I won’t be finishing and a little explanation as to why I won’t be continuing.

**For the series I need to finish, this list will only include series that all the books have been released. I may do a separate post later on series I need to catch up on.**

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1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Have Read: The Darkest Minds, In Time & Never Fade
Need to read: In the Afterlight

2. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Have Read: Shadow and Bone
Need to read: Siege and Storm & Ruin and Rising

3. Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

Have Read: Graceling
Need to read: Fire & Bitterblue

4. The Passenger Duology by Alexandra Bracken

Have read: Passenger
Need to read: Wayfarer

5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Have read: Cinder
Need to read: Scarlett, Cress & Winter

6. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

Have read: The Iron King
Need to read: The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight & Companion series (The Lost Prince, The Lost Traitor & The Lost Warrior).

7. Monsters of Verity Duology by Victoria Schwab

Have read: This Savage Song
Need to read: Our Dark Duet

8. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Have read: The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers
Need to read: The Return of the King

9. Tomorrow Series by John Marsden

Have read: Tomorrow When the War Began & The Dead of Night
Need to read: A Killing Frost, Darkness, Be My Friend, Burning for Revenge, The Night is for Hunting & The Other Side of Dawn

10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Have read: The Lightning Thief
Need to read: The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian

11. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Have read: Anna and the French Kiss
Need to read: Lola and the Boy Next Door & Isla and the Happily Ever After

12. The Half Bad Trilogy

Have read: Half Bad & Half Wild
Currently Reading: Half Lost

13. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Have read: Shatter Me
Currently Reading: Unravel Me & Ignite Me

14. Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn

Have read: Beastly
Currently Reading: Bewitching, Mirrored & Beheld

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1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Have read: City of Bones & City of Ashes
What I won’t be reading: City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls & City of Heavenly Fire

I have no better reason than I was bored reading the first two books. They were okay, but I just wasn’t interested in them and I will never understand how people compare them to the Harry Potter series. I just don’t get the hype and I’m not interested in completing this seires just so I can go read the other 2 companion series which are meant to be better. If it was one more book I might think about it but I’m not pushing myself through 4 more books in the hopes that it may get better.

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Have read: Me Before You
What I won’t be reading: After You

I didn’t find this book emotional at all. That’s basically it. This book is written to be ‘sad’ and if you don’t like sad books then it basically has nothing for you. The book was predictable and half of the book I was just waiting for the thing to hurry up and get over with. I did like that we had a diverse character and a lot of people said it was ‘eye-opening’ but as I explain in my review for it, that wasn’t the case for me as I have close experience with someone in a wheelchair and I completely understood all the struggles that showed when it comes to being around someone in a wheelchair. So even though I was glad they included it, I didn’t get anything out of that. Also, that diverse factor will be gone in book 2 as that certain person will no longer be present. So I don’t really know what the point of book 2 would be except to be sad.. Which I doubt I would even have that opinion if I did read it..

3. Rondo by Emily Rodda

Have read: The Key to Rondo & The Wizard of Rondo
What I won’t be reading: The Battle for Rondo

This series was just kinda going downhill. The first book was good, not a favourite. Then the second book was just okay. I only picked up The Key to Rondo because I used to own it when I was a kid, I remember I bought it at one of those Scholastic Book Fairs when I was in Primary School. I tried reading it a few times when I was younger but never finished it as I would just loose interest. I hardly ever read at this point. Then I decided to give it another go, I think, last year and made it through it and the next book but they still never fully grasped my interest. So I won’t be continuing. I also honestly don’t remember a thing about the book except that its a boy and his cousin who is really stuck up and there is a talking pig. That’s all I remember.

4. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Have read: Flame in the Mist
What I won’t be reading: Smoke in the Sun

I just did not like Flame in the Mist. I hated the romance and didn’t love the characters. I did not enjoy the third person POV that the book was in, I felt disconnected from the book and the characters… Also, the ‘magic’ system is basically nonexistent. If I’m going to read something labelled as an ‘amazing fantasy’, I want to see some legitimate fantasy elements!

5. The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff

Have read: Nevernight
What I won’t be reading: Godsgrave & Book 3 (unnamed)

Another book I just didn’t love. The book was really confusing to start off with as it swaps between past and present. There is nothing at all to suggest that its past and present and I honestly thought it was two different people to start off with. The plot was okay, but didn’t blow me away and neither did the world. The characters were also okay, I liked them but they weren’t outstanding or very memorable. This book just didn’t grasp my attention enough for me to want to continue.

6. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

Have read: Shiver, Linger & Forever
What I won’t be reading: Sinner

Okay, so this was one of those series that were meant to be a trilogy but then it became kinda popular and a few years later the author decides to write a companion or add on to the series. Sometimes I love when this happened and sometimes I just don’t care. I have read the full trilogy but I didn’t like any of the books. They were insta lovey, cheesy, predictable and basically everything I don’t want to read about in a Paranormal fantasy. I owned all three books so I decided to read them all, they were also really quick, so it wasn’t an issue reading all 3 as it took me under a week to read all 3.

7. Stormheart by Cora Carmack

Have read: Roar
What I won’t be reading: Rage

This is a maybe not read. I did like the world and the writing. But I didn’t like the romance at all. I also did not like basically any of the male characters. There was so much sexism and negative views of the male characters and I couldn’t stand them.

8. The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Have read: The School from Good and Evil
What I won’t be reading: A World without Princes & The Last Ever After

I am just goint to link my review of The School for Good and Evil.. I don’t even want to talk about this book. HERE is the review

So that is all! What books do you really need to get to? What series are you DNFing?!



10 thoughts on “Book Series I really Need to Finish & I Will Not Be Finishing

  1. Oh thanks for this post. Most of these are in my TBR and will consider your comments about them…Why read bad books when there are good ones, right…And I must say, it’s a good decision, you stopped reading Mortal instruments as early as you did. I finished the series but *deep sigh* it was even more boring on book three or 4… But you really should finish Cinder..That series is one of my faves. And I just recently read Grisha trilogy and Six of Crows duology…You can check out my review if you want. But I might have included little spoilers. 🙂

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  2. i need to read the percy jackson series too! i don’t think i will be finishing the never night chronicles too i couldn’t continue the second book it was very slow paced and there was a lot of sex or sex jokes which was too much!!
    did you read the infernal devices it’s really good i didn’t love TMI that much but i loved TID!

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    1. My struggle with Percy Jackson is I can’t find matching editions to the one I have. 😫
      And yeah I honestly hated the sex scenes in Nevernight.
      And I was told you should read TMI before the other two. So I haven’t bothered.

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  3. I relate so much to what you pointed out about the Me Before You series. Although I did sort of enjoy the first book, the second book seems a little bit unnecessary in my opinion. Just an excuse for the author to drag on and on the story. AND YES YES YES finish the Shatter Me series you will not regret it, especially with the series sequels coming out next year.

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    1. I didn’t enjoy the first really at all unfortunately. And I will definitely be continuing. I will probably leave it till next year now too. So they might be out my the time I get to the other books.


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