Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s prompt was a FREEBIE, so I decided to talk about the Ten Series I Started and Never Finished. Some are multi-book series, others are duologies/trilogies, but all of them were abandoned for reasons (that I will talk about).
Also, I apologize in advance if I talk ill about one of your favourite series, it’s just my opinion! And I’ll try not to spoil anything, but I can’t promise that.
1) The White Rabbit Chronicles – Gena Showalter
I love the covers, I love the concept, but I can’t stand the characters. I read Alice in Zombieland and was heartbroken when I hated it. I wanted to like this trilogy so much, but Ali (and Cole) infuriated me. I even considered reading the second book, but after mulling it over, I knew there was no point – it would have just disappointed me even more.
2) Teardrop duology – Lauren Kate
I’m scared to re-read Fallen (which I actually loved), because I don’t know if the trainwreck that was Teardrop will affect my opinion. This was basically Fallen expect with more water (and less angels), and I didn’t like any of the characters (Luce wasn’t the greatest heroine, but she at least had some personality). Again, the more I thought about it, the angrier it mad me.
3) Hush, Hush series – Becca Fitzpatrick
It pains me to admit it, but I loved this book when I first read it. I’d like to point out that I was deep in my Twilight phase and Patch (such a terrible name for an angel) was like a more aggressive Edward. And then my sister (Ro) read it, broke it down, and I was like “Welp, you’re right. This is awful”.
It’s interesting to see how much hate the series gets (I definitely DID NOT realize how abusive Patch/Nora’s relationship was).
4) The Immortals series – Alyson Noel
Ever started grating on my nerves sometime around book three, but I read the fourth one because I was intrigued. And then nothing too thrilling happened and the thing with Jude annoyed me, and I just couldn’t deal with any of the characters anymore.
4.5) Riley Bloom series – Alyson Noel
Once I stopped reading the original series, I didn’t see the point in finishing the spinoff! Plus Riley, while great comedic relief in the first Immortals book, was pretty meh as a protagonist.
5) House of Night series – P.C. and Kristin Cast
I think I suffered through four of these books too before I stopped caring: boring/annoying protagonist; the antagonist who ends up redeeming herself in some one and then also becomes boring; WAY TOO MANY guys falling all over themselves for her. I can’t take it when literally every guy has a thing for the main character – my maximum is two because love triangles are a thing (in YA, at least).
6) The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
Do not talk to me about the end of book eight (which is when I gave up) but you can highlight for angry spoilers:
I don’t care if they ended up together in the last book, it was HORRIBLE.
7) The Saga of Darren Shan – Darren Shan
This was a series that I always meant to finish, but never got around to (I don’t have the last book). I honestly don’t remember much from anything after book four, but Ro recently read them for the first time, and, according to her, half the books are just filler. So while I may still buy the last book – if only to complete my set – I’m not in any rush.
8) Blue Bloods series – Melissa de la Cruz
I read the first three and really liked them (again, this was during the Twilight years, so I mentally compared Jack to Edward and preferred Jack). But by the time the fourth book came out, I wasn’t as attached to the characters, and then I heard that werewolves were randomly being introduced, so I just gave up.
9) The Hollow series – Jessica Verday
Another series I desperately wanted to like, but I was bored to tears with it, and couldn’t connect to any of the characters (I’m very much a “character” person – if I don’t like any of them, I have a hard time with the book). Plus I (purposely) spoiled the ending of the third book and basically had a “WHAT IS GOING ON?!” moment, so I know I won’t read the sequels.
That was technically ten! What are some series that you’ve abandoned?
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Series I Started (and Never Finished)”
There are so many great books out there. Sometimes you just have to stop reading if it’s not for you and move on. I”m glad you did! Sometimes I am stubborn and make myself finish the series and then I wonder why I suffered through it. :)
Great list! There are some books that I’ve read that I never finished because I wasn’t interested in what was happening. Here’s my TTT list:
yep! i didn’t get to finish house of night series too. i lost interest after the second book i guess. well, it was during high school haha maybe ive just outgrown vampires and werewolves and all those stuff.
Nice topic there are several series that I need to finish myself. Happy reading!!