Ten Series I Really Should Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m going to share ten characters that I *sadly* just didn’t click with, for a multitude of reasons.
*Links on text will lead to my review/s (if applicable) and photos will link to the book’s GR page!

#1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (1/3)

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I DNFed Daughter of Smoke and Bone years ago (back in 2011, I’d say), then gave it another shot this year and liked it. I gave it 3/5 for its glorious world-building and story. I’ll probably read the second book before the year ends. Maybe.

#2. Night Prince (2/3)

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I’m a huge fan of Jeaniene Frost’s writing–I devoured her Night Huntress series and the first two Night Prince books when the third wasn’t out yet. I haven’t felt the urge to read it since it was released, but it’ll happen eventually.

#3. His Fair Assassin (2/3)

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I LOVED the first two His Fair Assassins books, but I got them in paperback and wanted my series to match, so I’m still waiting for the Mortal Heart paperback to come out locally. *sulks*

#4. Harry Potter (4/7)

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THESE BOOKS ARE VERY INTIMIDATING, OKAY? And for some reason, I don’t love them as much as anyone else. I mean, I enjoyed them and adored the movies, but they’re just not extra amazing for me? DON’T KILL ME. I’ll plan to read the 5th sometime in November with Chiara (@eternaldelicacy).

#5. Bloodlines (3/6)

***minor spoilers*** Honestly? I lost interest in the Sydrian ship when the actually got together in the 3rd book. I liked their chemistry a LOT more when they were still in the playing hard to get stage. Also Jill? NO.

#6. The Grisha (1/3)

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Leigh is THE BEST at creating gorgeous worlds with easy to read writing. (Six of Crows was brilliant, by the way.) I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone, but I haven’t felt the urge to pick up the sequels yet.

#7. The Ascendance Trilogy (1/3)

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The False Prince wins on entertainment value, and I’m not sure why I haven’t read the second book yet! In time, though, in time. Also I’ve heard there’s a budding romance in the third book, so SCORE.

#8. Splintered (1/3)

I LOVED Splintered–it’s everything I’m looking for in an Alice in Wonderland retelling, minus the love triangle. I did attempt to read the sequel, but I stopped after a few chapters because it was sort of… underwhelming. PLUS I did spoil myself on the last book, and let me tell you, I am NOT happy with the way things worked out in the end.

#9. Mara Dyer (1/3)

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The first book in this trilogy was… okay. I hated the romance and the characters, but I loved the story and the creep-factor. I’ve heard the sequels get better, so I do hope to finish this series eventually!

#10. The Selection (1/3)

I hated everything about The Selection except for Kiera’s writing. I found the book so easy to read, and I’m hoping the story and everything else just follows through in the sequels. Key word ‘hoping.’

What did you think of this week’s picks? Which finished series haven’t you finish?


  1. Aimee, finish the Harry Potter series. Hahahahaha!!

  2. @annascave

  3. From this list, I have only finished Harry Potter, and I definetely enjoyed it a lot. I still have to read The Heir and, even though I love the series, I have to tell you that books 2 and 3 are very similar to book 1, but, as you say, they are sooooo easy to read.
    The one series I feel like I need to read very soon is Splintered. I have heard amazing things, and THAT SYNOPSIS. C’mon, it’s Alice in Wonderland.
    From your list, I am also interested in Daughter of Smoke, The Ascendance Trilogy and His Fair Assassin. And once I finish Vampire Academy, I f course wil read Bloodlines.
    So, basically, I also need to read most of the books you have mentioned. 😛
    I hope you can catch up with those series and that you enjoy them. 😀

  4. We have a lot of books in common! the False Prince and Mara Dyer were not in my list but I’ve been meaning to pick them up as well. And you have read Six of Crows!?! I’m jealous!

  5. I’m really glad you liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone the second time around! Although, I adored this series from the start, but the second and third installments are brilliant 🙂
    Here is my Top 10 post 🙂

  6. The Mara Dyer trilogy was really good, though slow moving. The False Prince is on my TBR list. I’m glad to know that it’s entertaining at least.

  7. LOL I won’t kill you but you really must finish HP sometime – so worth the entire read! My TTT

    Kidding, kidding 😉
    Those seen like some great books you listed out. I enjoyed some books you’ve pointed out. Like DoSaB! Im so sorry you don’t like that one.
    As for The Heir…. hell no, I’m not touching that series with a 100 foot pole!
    Great post as usual 🙂

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