Top 10 Series I Haven’t Finished Yet

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic: Top Ten (or seven, in my case) Series I Haven’t Finished.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass- I read the first two books of this series, but then I just….wasn’t interested anymore. The plot was moving too slow for my taste, and the characters were really starting to get on my nerves, and I didn’t like the romance.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

-Goodreads.com description

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater- I’ve read the first book in the series and I LOVED it, but I never really got around to reading the rest of the series. I will finish it, I promise!

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

-Goodreads.com description

13519397._UY200_Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- This series I’m definitely finishing. I just finished the first book and loved it, so I’ll buy copies of the rest of the series the next time I visit the bookstore.

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

-Goodreads.com description

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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry- If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that I’m NOT a Katie McGarry fan. I have no plans whatsoever for finishing this series. Check out my rant review here. 

So wrong for each other …and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

-Goodreads.com description

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore- I remember reading the first four books in this series about a year and a half ago and loving it. That was also when I was in the I-refuse-to-read-anything-unless-it-has-an-alien-apocalypse stage, so it was right up my alley. I kind of lost interest in the series while waiting for the fifth book to come out, so I never finished it. I probably will finish the series….eventually.

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books–but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

I am next.

-Goodreads.com description

7624272 The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan- I read the first three books in this series, loved them, and then read the fourth book and didn’t enjoy it as much. I own the last book on my shelf but I haven’t read it yet, so it’s just sitting on my shelf, waiting patiently….maybe someday I’ll read it.

Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids”, as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret.
Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools.
His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.

-Goodreads.com description

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- I read the first book in this series and LOVED it (check out my review here), but still have yet to finish the series. I recently purchased a copy of Hollow City, so hopefully I’ll be getting to it soon!

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

-Goodreads.com description

Tell me about your unfinished book series! Did we have any in common? Are there any series on my list that I ABSOLUTELY NEED to finish? Let me know below! 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 Series I Haven’t Finished Yet

  1. It’s interesting that you weren’t so keen on the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, it was my favourite (or Son of Neptune, they’re probably tied) because there was lots of Percy, but hey, different tastes I guess. I would try the fifth book, although personally, I wasn’t all that keen on it, but you may like it more than I did. Throne of Glass is an awesome series, hope you enjoy the rest of it (or the rest of the currently released books anyway, since the series isn’t finished yet). It’s probably better that you haven’t read the other books in the Raven Boys series because this way you don’t have to suffer as agonizingly a long wait as the rest of us have had to for the release of the final book next year!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/top-ten-tuesday-21/

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