I’ve been meaning to make this post for months and am finally getting to it. Today I’ll be talking about all the series I won’t be finishing. I’m definitely not hating on these books or the authors, I just happen to have lost interest in the series shown below and doubt that I’ll ever continue them.
Also, a bunch of the series on this list I started 4 or 5 years ago but just haven’t continued and so I don’t think I will pick up the next books!
I read Mara Dyer probably back in 2012 or 2013 and I actually read it in one day, and it was actually a school day, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea but oh well. Anyway, I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and really loved it but never got around to continuing the series. I always intended to keep going with the series, and sometimes i still consider it but then I got Goodreads and was bombarded by negative reviews. I know that a lot of reviewers I trust were not big fans of the continuations of the series so I probably won’t pick up the other books, also there’s a spin-off trilogy but it’s just in the love interest’s pov so I really don’t care about them.
Ah yes, do you guys remember Divergent? Well, I do, Divergent is another book I read in one sitting. I loved it when I read it but soon afterwards the third book came out I just lost interest. I had been given all three books but I had already been spoiled about the ending and I had tried to read book two and just didn’t care enough.
I always intended to finish the Maze Runner trilogy, and I even quite enjoyed the second novel. At one point I even started The Death Cure but was too bored so I took it back to the library. I was obsessed with the first film when it came out but I haven’t actually seen the other films either, whoops.
Earlier this year I read Strange The Dreamer (you can read my review here) and while I loved the writing and for the first the plot, once the love interest was introduced the book went downhill. When I first started the novel I was thinking this was going to be a 5 star book for me, though by the time I finished the novel I was contemplating giving it 2 stars. I know that a lot of other people really loved the book, but I just don’t think Laini Taylor’s books are for me, so I won’t be reading the rest of the series.
With Beautiful Creatures and Fallen I can’t say I had the same experience, these books were quite hyped up when I read them but they just didn’t live up to the hype for me. Beautiful Creatures I couldn’t even finish, whereas, Fallen I did manage to get through it but I pretty much couldn’t stand it from chapter 1.
Ahh, yes, Vampire Academy. At this point who hasn’t read this book? A few years ago this and TMI was all Booktube could talk about it so of course I picked it up… and I hated it. Though, not enough to put me off the serious, I had heard it got better and was determined to read the series. And so I picked up book 2 and it was even worse, and thus my experience with the series ended.
Sleeping Giants (my review) and Replica (my review) were both different experiences for me. Sleeping Giants was an automatic hit for me, I really enjoyed the way it was told and thought the story was really interesting. However, I read book two (my review) earlier this year and really didn’t enjoy it, everything I loved about book one, I hated in book two and I definitely won’t be continuing the series.
Replica however, had a really cool premise, one side is Lyra’s POV and flip the book and you’ve got Gemma’s. Though, for me, I found that by the time made it to the second pov I was bored with the story. I’ve heard there are other ways to read the story, like a chapter of each pov in turn but that’s super hard to do on a kindle so I doubt I’ll be continuing the series.
Have you read any of these series? Which series won’t you finish?