8 book series I TOTALLY meant to finish reading… and promptly forgot about


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Being a bookworm can mean a lot of things. For example:

  • crying over books
  • crying over character deaths
  • crying over the fact that we’re too broke to buy more books
  • basically ranting/raving all the time (there is no in-between)
  • crying over how huge out TBR list is

And do you know what the last point eventually also leads to? Having unfinished series.

Now, you might be someone who cannot leave a series without finishing it, but I can. And I do it quite often because once my interest is gone? It’s legit gone. Poof. That’s what happens.

But I like to think that I complete series. I say that I WILL finish them someday.* So I sat down the other day and went through my “to-read” list on Goodreads and here are all the ones I found.

*That someday might be anywhere from tomorrow to the day I die. Very vague promise, that is.

[1] The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This series is quite* popular around the book world. I quite liked the first two books and have recommended the trilogy to a few friends. But as to actually getting to the third and last book myself? It hasn’t happened yet, and I’m not sure it’ll be anytime soon.

To be honest, I loved the first book. But the second book, especially the ending, made my interest fade. I am simply not very interested in reading it. I hope I’ll get to it someday soon, but let’s be real. I’ve got a lot of other books to read as well.

And I’m actually quite surprised by this, considering I absolutely ADORE Lu’s Legend trilogy and Warcross*.

*THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. OMG. Review coming soon with a LOT of raving and fangirling.

[2] The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole

A friend of mine badgered me to read this series for so long. I finally gave in and I HATED it.

I’m actually not sure why so many readers love it. I was just annoyed by it, and I only read the first book. I told my friend that I’ll read the second book later and just ended up not getting to it. Honestly? It’s not even a priority and I’m fine with not continuing with the series. I had initially planned on reading the second book soon.. but yeah, no.

[3] Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I got into this series through the movies. I saw the first two movies and immediately went to borrow the book from the library.

I managed to read, I think, the first four books before I got bored and left it. I really wanted to know the ending, though, so I just ended up reading a summary of it online. I’m quite disappointed with the ending? I also really liked Susan so it was quite a bummer.

[4] Starbound by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I read the first two books and I liked them, but when I realised that all the three books were about three different sets of characters with some tie-ins, I lost interest. I loved the space themes but the writing didn’t grip me much in the second book and the third book just didn’t sound very appealing to me that I’d pick it up immediately.

It’s still marked as to-read in my shelf, but we’ll see if I actually get to it.

[5] Firebird by Claudia Grey

I LOVE the concept of alternate timelines and different dimensions. All the possibilities of how one’s life can go and travelling between them sound SO COOL. Therefore, I must have LOVED this series, right?

Not really.

Unfortunately, how much ever the plot sounded interesting, I didn’t like the writing style. I simply couldn’t dive into the book like I wanted to and I didn’t care as much.

As for the plot, I quite liked the first book but the ending of the second one just lost me. I was completely on board until the twist was brought in and.. I just didn’t want to read anymore? There’s also the love triangle. I hate love triangles.

So yeah, I’m not sure when* I’ll be reading it.


[6] The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I borrowed the first book from a friend about two years back, and I haven’t read the second book at all. Even the third book is out, but I simply couldn’t get myself to read the second one?

The book is quite interesting with types of clairvoyants and new elements, and I quite liked it all until the end. The romance and the ending just didn’t cut it out for me. Instead of leaving me wanting the next book, it just left me.

I know that quite a few people really like the series but I somehow don’t like it.

[7] Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I know that a lot of you will just be like WHAT REALLY at this, but I have NOT been able to read King’s Cage. Don’t get me wrong, I quite liked the first book and moderately liked the second, but the third was so boring in the beginning. I don’t think I even read 50 pages before I left it.

I totally planned on coming back to it after a while but I haven’t yet, and who knows when I will.

A couple blogger friends who read it acknowledged that it’s slow in the beginning, but said it’s totally worth it in the end. Here’s to hoping I pick it up someday soon in the future and like it.

[8] Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

I remember quite liking the first two books and immediately marking the third book as “to-read”. That was before it released. But after it released (about a year back), I just never got to it?

Ever since I started blogging and got into the book blogging world, my TBR has EXPLODED*. And this series, which I only moderately liked, fell to the wayside.

Honestly, though, I wouldn’t mind not finishing it. I didn’t like it all that much.

*I blame all you book bloggers who constantly make me want to read more books

I’ll admit, I’m surprised I haven’t finished only 8 series. Looks like I’ve got a good track record of finishing, or I just read a lot of stand-alones.


Do you have any series that you haven’t finished as well? Or do you religiously finish them because you just CAN’T leave them unread? Have you read any of the ones I’ve mentioned above? What did you think of them? Or are they on your TBR? Do you think I should definitely get to finishing any that I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “8 book series I TOTALLY meant to finish reading… and promptly forgot about”

  1. I haven’t heard half of the ones above. But I understand why you didn’t finish some. I didn’t enjoy the Noughts And Crosses and Passenger. Both didn’t sit too well with me. I wanted to get Bone Season but the second you mentioned romance I went “meh”. Lol

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