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?