I am not good at finishing series.
I currently have several series that have one book that need to be finished, or I’ve only read the first book and not any of its sequels, or I’m in the middle of. Basically, I’m a series failure. So, I decided to talk about some of the series I’ve decided that I’m just never going to actually finish because I’m much too honest with myself.
1. The Maze Runner Trilogy
I read the first two books of the series YEARS ago back in middle school and absolutely fell in love with them. I binged the first two in a couple of days, started to read the third, and then never got around to finishing it (this cycle can basically sum up my entire middle school reading career, honestly). I originally had plans to reread the series and finish it out, but it’s been SO LONG since I’ve read the first two books, and as time has gone by, I’ve lost complete interest in reading the finale, so I’m good with never completing it. I’ll always have good memories of reading the books, though!
2. The Red Queen Series
Despite popular opinion, I fell in love with the first book of this series! I had been in a reading dry spell for years, and that was the first book I read that finally got me back into reading and Goodreads, and I’m still so grateful for that! The release date for the second book passed by, and then the third, and as the years have gone by, again, I’ve lost interest in this series (not to mention that I was spoiled by Epic Reads about some things. WHY OH WHY WOULD YOU HAVE SPOILERS ON TOP OF THE PAGE AND NOT MARK THEM?).
3. The An Ember In The Ashes Series
I also read the first book of this series the summer I got back into reading and I absolutely loved it! Then, Torch Against the Night came out, and I wasn’t as into it as I was when I had read the first book and quickly became bored and uninterested. I said I’d come back to it, but I think I’m going to have to face the hard facts that I’ve fallen out of love with this series. Still, I highly recommend the first book; it was absolutely incredible!
4. The Winner’s Trilogy
So, as you guys know, I read the first two books in this series twice – once because the hype made me do it, and the second time because I didn’t like them the first time and thought that re-reading it would give me a different perspective. The different perspective was that I hated it more than I did the first time. I was originally going to finish out the series because I sat through torture TWICE, but I’m just not going to waste time or money on the third book. I have no such patience!
5. The Shatter Me Series
You might be like, “But, Mikaela, the series is already over!” but it was announced a couple months back that there were going to be three more books added to the series, and as soon as that happened and Twitter started freaking out, I knew I wasn’t going to read them. The first two books were incredibly mediocre, and the third book was a hot mess. I could have some questions answered and more Juliette/Warner (which, let’s be real here, was the only good thing about the series), but, again, I have no desire to waste my time like that.
6. The Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Series
I actually really enjoyed the first book when I read it, but when I got to the second book, I became quickly bored and ended up not finishing it halfway through. I was also originally going to go back and try to finish this series out, but every time I thought about it, I dreaded it, so there’s no need to force myself to read a book series that I already dread reading.
7. The Iron Fey Trilogy
I was, once again, dragged into buying this entire trilogy off Amazon because of Goodreads hype among my Friends, and, once again, I was left feeling confused and disappointed. I attempted to read the first book, and ended up giving up seventy-five or so pages from the end because I’m impatient like that, so I’m definitely never going to give this series a chance again. Honestly still a bit salty about the fact that I’m not going to get my money back.
8. The Diviners Series
This series is deifntley the one I feel most conflicted about! I absolutely LOVED the first book, especially since it was not only a historical fiction book that I LIKED, but it was a great paranormal novel and took place in the Prohibition era, which is never really a setting anywhere! A couple years ago, I was reading the sequel, and I ended up stopping it somewhere and having to give it back to the library. I was loving what I was reading, and I really want to continue on with this series, but I don’t remember my place in the book and I really have no desire to start over, so I have a dilemma! I might be able to find a recap and read it in the future, so this one is actually pretty tentative.
9. The Vampire Academy Series
I read the first two books a while back because it seemed like everyone loved this series! I actually ended up enjoying it as well, but I never ended up finishing this series, and I really have no attachment to this series to finish it off, especially since it’s SO LONG, so I’m not going to finish this one, unfortunately!
Do you agree with any of my choices? What series have you given up on or aren’t finishing?