Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Probably Won't Continue Because I Feel Less Excited About Them With Time

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

*** Disclaimer: I don't hate any of these books. I thought they were okay but they didn't impress me enough so I probably won't pick up their sequels when they come/came out. If you are super obsessed and think these series get better and I should read them, let me know why and I'll think about it. ***

1.) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - My Review
I was super excited about this book when it came out. A Wizard of Oz retelling where Dorothy is the villain, sign me up. But I remember nothing about it and I'm generally just not interested in finishing the series.

2.) The Remnant Chronicles by Mary Pearson - My Review
I know this series is super popular but it as far as fantasy goes it did not impress me. And I hated the narrative structure and wish they had maintained the mystery a little bit more. It just wasn't my thing.

3.) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - My Review
Speaking of wasn't my thing. Please don't hate me for this! I love Sarah J. Maas and the Throne of Glass series is a favorite but this series just wasn't for me. But everyone flailing about the second book does make me a little more interested.

4.) Half Bad by Sally Green - My Review
There was so much hype surrounding this book when it came out. And I liked it but now that I realize the series is complete and I have no interest in finishing it. I think maybe it just didn't stick with me after I read it.

5.) Blood of Gods and Royals by Eleanor Herman - My Review
I thought Legacy of Kings was alright but there were just so many perspectives and I found the reveals a bit predictable. I know I probably won't finish this series when I passed on getting a copy of this at BEA.

6.) The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker - My Review
Speaking of passing on getting a copy at BEA. I actually rolled the sequel in the Little Brown dice game and just gave it away to a random person in line because I wasn't at all disappointed about it. I may have read it, but probably not.

7.) Reawakened by Colleen Houck - My Review
I kind of liked this one when I read it but now that I sit with it I realize that it felt a little tropey and that I didn't connect with the characters or the story even. I saw the cover for the sequel and thought I should be excited about that and wasn't really.

8.) The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas - My Review
I liked this book when I read it but the more I thought about it the more I realized that the tropes within it are not my favorites. It just didn't find it as creative a fantasy as I had hoped. Plus it's hard to impress me with elemental magic sometimes.

9.) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - My Review
Seeing everyone waiting in the crazy long line for this at BEA made me realize that I am totally the black sheep on this one. I liked it but there were a lot of moments and character development that didn't sit well over time.

10.) Court of Fives by Kate Elliot - My Review
This is the one on the list that I think I will read. For one thing because I did get a copy at BEA and while I don't remember much about the details on this one I do remember I liked it. I think I just need a reread and then I will get excited again.

There you have it, the ten books whose sequels I probably won't read because I'm not as excited about these books as time goes by. Should I rethink my plans to not read the sequels? Do they get better? Have you loved any of these books?


  1. I am reading the sequel to ACOTAR, but like you, wasn't extremely impressed by it. Feyre just got on my last nerve most of the time. I also never jumped on The Remnant Chronicles bandwagon either and don't know if I will ever continue on with it.

  2. I'm with you on An Ember in the Ashes. I actually remember liking it well enough when I was reading it, but now I can't remember hardly anything about it. Like, I couldn't even tell you the main character's name. I'm not super interested in continuing a series so forgettable.

  3. I am reading the sequel to ACOTAR but I wasn't overly impressed by the first book either!
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  4. I've started The Witch Hunter and put it aside for a while so unless it gets really better the next time I pick it up, I don't think I'll read the sequel at all...

    ACOMAF & Torch I'm quite excited to read, so I'll let you know once I do!

  5. This happens to me a lot. I'll like the first book or two of a series, but by the time the next one comes out I just don't care anymore.

  6. Ow. About half of these are in my I LOVE NEED IT GIMMEE MORE NOW areas of reading! But I totally understand that not every book is for every one. And sometimes hype does play into things. I know I wanted to enjoy Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas because everyone raved about it and I really didn't care for it at all. That being said, I adored ACOTAR! So I'm still a SJM fan! Just not of her leading series! Though she did say she worked on ACOTAR first, she just got published with ToG first! So there's that! LOL!

    I know some people had issues with Dorothy Must Die and Reawakened, but I really enjoyed both! Being a fan of fairy tale retellings, I loved how twisted DMD was! Though its sequel kind of left me needing/wanting more. Hoping book 3 provides all that! I enjoy how diverse Colleen's books are! I knew nothing of India before her first series and its culture, now I feel like I'm learning more about Egypt, which I do remember learning bits and pieces of.

    I loved the twisty-ness to Kiss of Deception! Of course, we lose that mystery by book 2, but I still enjoyed how the characters continued to develop.

    But as I always say, (pretty much at least! ;) ) by not fully loving one series or another, you're lightening the TBR mountain up a bit! So that helps! Sometimes that does factor in for me as well. If I'm not hooked, I don't want to keep reading a series when I have 200+ other books I want to read as well!

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  7. If you change your mind about the Eleanor Herman book I have the sequel from the Harlequin line :)