Series I’ve Started 📚 Part 2 💫 Series I am DNFing

It’s time for part 2! So, let’s jump straight in.
You can find Part 1 HERE!

1. Oz by Frank L. Baum

I have listened to the audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz because I found out it was narrated by Anne Hathaway. It was really good but I’ve never been a huge fan of the tale and didn’t really care to continue.

2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I have read The Lightning Thief but I wasn’t a huge fan. It definitely didn’t live up to the hype surrounding this series and I was never super interested in continuing.

3. Spirit Animals

This one is on the verge of maybe actually but it’s mostly not likely I will continue. I didn’t love Wold Born and it didn’t really interest me. However, this series has a different author for each book, so maybe I’ll like some of the others more than the first book.. I don’t really know. I’m not likely to continue but if I need a middle grade with an animal on the cover for a ReadAThon or something I might pick up the audiobook.

4. Creekwood by Becky Albertalli

I have read Simon Vs. as well as Leah on the Offbeat but I will not be continuing. I loved Simon Vs. but really did not like Leah on the Offbeat. It featured some extremely problematic content that was harmful towards Bisexual representation & it was never rectified. For this reason I won’t be supporting the series again.

5. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I did enjoy Strange the Dreamer but I didn’t love the romance. I loved the rest of the book enough that I was able to ignore the romance. I tried to read Muse of Nightmares but ended up DNFing as the romance was extremely prominent in the chapters I read and I just didn’t care for it at all.

6. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I read The Diabolic a fair while ago and while I did enjoy it I have no lost interest in continuing onto The Empress.

7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I loved Caraval but didn’t really care for Legendary so I haven’t been interested in continuing onto Finale.

8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I read An Ember in the Ashes & A Torch Against the night and loved them. I then attempted to reread them before the release of A Reaper at the Gates and during that reread I realised I wasn’t enjoy it as much as I did the first time around. So I never continued to A Reaper at the Gates.

9. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen was good from what I remember but I have completely forgotten everything that happened in the book. Obviously it didn’t make a lasting impact, so I won’t be bothering continuing.

10. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

I read Flame in the Mist as an eARC before it’s release but I didn’t enjoy it much so I was never interested in continuing onto Smoke in the Sun.

11. Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn

Beastly is another one that I enjoyed but didn’t really make a lasting impact. I likely won’t be continuing onto Bewitching.

12. Stormheart by Cora Carmack

While I did enjoy the plot and writing of Roar the male characters all annoyed me a lot. At first I was curious to continue for the plot but I just can’t tolerate those characters. So I won’t be continuing.

13. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I have read Passenger and I did enjoy it but there were a couple things I wasn’t a fan of. I did intend to read Wayfarer eventually but now I have just lost interest.

14. Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

I read The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding but I was never really keen on it and wasn’t interested in continuing onto The Last Life of Prince Alastor.

15. Dimple and Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This is another one I didn’t enjoy so won’t be continuing. I have only read When Dimple Met Rishi and have no interest in reading more in the series.

16. The 100 by Kass Morgan

For this one I actually watched, I think the first 4 seasons of the TV show before picking up the book. I loved the TV show but there is a fair few differences between it and the book. As I watched and loved the TV show first the book just didn’t impress me and I was never interested in continuing. I definitely want to do a rewatch of the show though and watch the new seasons!

17. Iskari by Kristen Ciccarelli

I read The Last Namsara as an eARC before release and it was fine but didn’t blow me away. For that reason I won’t be continuing onto The Caged Queen.

18. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I have read both City of Bones & City of Ashes and while they were fine they were also slow and definitely didn’t live up to the hype for me. I have been told to just finish these books so I can move onto the other series in the same world but I have really lost interest. I can’t see the point in reading book more mediocre books just in the hopes of maybe getting to something better.. Doesn’t make sense to me, so I won’t be bothering.

19. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

I read and enjoyed Song of the Current but after a while I simply lost interest. This one just fell off my radar and I don’t think I will be bothering continuing with it.

20. Legend by Marie Lu

I have read both Legend and Prodigy and while they were good they didn’t blow my mind and I was never really urged to continue onto Champion.

21. The Wounded Kingdom by R.J. Barker

So I originally requested Blood of Assassins from NetGalley not realising it was the second book in a series. I had to read Age of Assassins before I could read Blood of Assassins obviously and those are the only two I read in the series. I ended up not loving them as much as I hoped so after reviewing Blood of Assassins I didn’t bother continuing.

22. Everless by Sara Holland

Everless was another one I read as an eARC and didn’t end up loving it enough to want to continue onto Evermore.

23. The Runebinder Chronicles by Alex R. Kahler

Runebinder is another eARC that I read and didn’t enjoy so didn’t bother continuing.

24. Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

I read Shatter Me a couple years ago and while I did enjoy it I wasn’t blown away and never felt the need to keep reading.

25. His Fair Assassins by Robin LaFevers

I read Grave Mercy last year and it was good but there are definitely other books that I loved more and would be more keen to read their sequels. So this one just isn’t a priority for me.

26. Rondo by Emily Rodda

I had owned The Key to Rondo since I was in Primary School and finally read it a couple years ago. I also read The Wizard of Rondo as I owned it but they didn’t intrigue me enough to go out and buy & read The Battle for Rondo..

27. Legacy of Orisha by Tomi Adeyemi

I read Children of Blood and Bone but it didn’t live up to the hype, so I was never interested in trying Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

28. The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners really didn’t live up to the hype for me. I wasn’t a fan of the romance and overall I just found it lacking. I don’t think I will ever bother picking up Lair of Dreams.

29. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind is another one that didn’t live up to the hype. This book is so highly loved and I expected amazing things but for me it didn’t reach anywhere near those expectations. I’m just not a huge fan of the slower adult fantasy genre. So this one wasn’t for me.

30. Abhorsen by Garth Nix

For this one basically go back and read the explanation I wrote for The Kingkiller Chronicles… I have read Sabriel & Lirael and won’t be continuing.

31. Something Dark and Holy by Emily A Duncan

I was soo keen for Wicked Saints but it was a tad disappointing overall. The characters (except Serefin) were bland and 2D, the plot was all over the place and the world building was meh. I did enjoy Serefin so I would be a little (LITTLE) bit interested in continuing just to see what happens to him but definitely not a high priorty.

32. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Yeah I really didn’t enjoy The Wizards of Once so it never even crossed by mind to continue onto Twice Magic. This one is just too childish for me and I didn’t enjoy the plot or characters.

33. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

The Trials of Morrigan Crow also didn’t live up to expectations. I really didn’t care for this and it really didn’t live up to the Harry Potter comparisons that everyone was pushing.. I didn’t hate it but it’s also not one I loved and I have zero interest in continuing.

34. The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff


35. LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Well… I didn’t like Nevernight or Life L1k3 basically at all. As you may know because I mention it fairly often but I simply think that Jay Kristoff’s writing just doesn’t interest me. I find myself bored and the characters tend to be bland and the plots interesting but not blowing my mind. So yeah. Just not for me.

36. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood was yet another that didn’t live up to the hype for me. At this point I’m feeling like a broken record. It was fine but I won’t be continuing.

37. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Unearthed has SUCH an amazing concept but the execution just wasn’t quite there for me. I loved the idea and a couple of the aspects but overall I was left underwhelmed. I won’t be continuing to Undying.

38. Gumiho by Kat Cho

For Wicked Fox the very average romance just took over the book for me and I wasn’t a fan. I loved aspects of this book but as a whole I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t like Wicked Fox enough to put my time into continuing the series.

39. Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This one is only tentatively on this list because who knows if a sequel will even happen but if it was to come out I will not be reading it. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is probably on the top (or very close) of my list of books I consider over hyped. This is so highly loved but I found it average at best honestly.

40. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Dragon Rider was fine but didn’t blow me away. My Mum enjoyed it more than I did and continued on and read book 2 but I have no interest in continuing.

41. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asguard by Rick Riordan

Same as Percy Jackson, The Sword of Summer simply didn’t live up to the hype. I found this one childish and didn’t enjoy the writing at all. I think I actually disliked this one more than The Lightning Thief, so no chance of continuing.

42. The Nahx Invasions by Gabrielle Prendergast

I wish I loved Zero Repeat Forever more and wanted to continue just so I could have these covers. Something about this covers just draws me in! Unfortunately though I found Zero Repeat Forever pretty average so I won’t be continuing.

43. Tales of the Blackbone Witches by Jo Spurrier

Another one with stunning covers but book 1 was average. I read A Curse of Ash & Embers as an eARC and wasn’t impressed. So no sequel for me.

44. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I enjoyed The Young Elites even less than I did Legend and I won’t be continuing this one either. This was another one that was just average so not worth continuing for me.

45. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

I REALLY didn’t like this book. I actually wrote a full rant review for this one, so really there was no chance in me continuing.

46. Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Another overhyped one for me. I just don’t get it for this one. I found it slow and a little dull personally so I don’t think I will be bothering with reading more.

47. The Beginning by Nesley Clerge

End of the World by Nesly Clerge

End of the World was just bad honestly. This is marked as a series but there is no info on a book 2 at all. It definitely read as a start of a series but who knows if that will actually happen.

48. The Androma Saga by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

It is a HARD no from me for this series. If it hadn’t been for the audiobook being available on Scribd I would not have even finished Zenith. It is poorly written and even more poorly edited. It was extremely repetitive all the time and everything just felt flat. It had so much potential but unfortunately it was poorly executed.

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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?!