A while back I wrote about the popular books I haven’t read and I had so much fun and I think you liked it too, so I’m here today talking all about the popular series I haven’t finished!
If I told you about ALL the series I haven’t finished we would be here for about a year so I’ve selected seven from your favourites, which you told me about on Twitter a few months back! Funnily enough they’re all fantasy. Maybe I’ll write another about contemporary series in the near future?
Okaaaay so I know this one is really loved across the bookish community and I apologise that I am yet to finish the series. I read the first two books within a few days of each ot her and I did enjoy them but I just haven’t gotten around to finishing A Conjuring of Light.
Verdict: I WILL finish this series… at some point.
Another favourite of many people and another where I’ve gotten two books deep and just… trailed off. I really did enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I tried to re-read Days of Blood and Starlight via audiobook and didn’t feel connected to it.
Verdict: I loved the Strange the Dreamer duology so I think I need to give this another go, just not right now.
I read The Raven Boys so long ago now that I’m not even sure I could tell you what happened. I mean I know some big things that happened but I would definitely have to re-read this before continuing. However, I really didn’t love it the first time round sadly.
Verdict: I’m definitely not in a rush to read this series… I mean I probably won’t.
When I first read An Ember in the Ashes I loved it. I flew through it, and couldn’t get enough! So of course, like any bookworm, I ordered book two on Amazon Prime so that I could carry on reading it the next day. I got maybe 20% through and stopped? Your guess is as good as mine.
Verdict: Given how much I enjoyed book one and how much everyone seems to love it, it may deserve another go!
I actually really enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper, even giving it five stars when I’d finished it! So why did I not continue with the series at the time? No idea. I did start Hunting Prince Dracula but just didn’t feel that compulsion to really get stuck into it. I was in the midst of finishing university at the time, writing my dissertation etc, so it was likely that my mind was just elsewhere.
Verdict: I will continue the series, I still have book two on my shelves.
This is one of those series where you feel like you love it at the time but when you look back you aren’t so sure… Book one was great for me. A YA fantasy with an interesting romance and some good action. Great! Then I enjoyed book two less, and book three wasn’t 5/5 either. So when book four subsequently came out, I bought it… but it’s been sat on my shelf ever since.
Verdict: I am intrigued to see where the story goes but I’m not desperate to pick it up and if I’m honest I probably won’t.
Gosh I couldn’t even tell you when I first read Cinder, maybe four years ago? It was an ok read at the time but I don’t think it would be a series I would rave about now.
Verdict: Well, that was easy… I won’t be picking up the rest of this series.
So there we have it, all of the popular series I haven’t finished. If anything, writing this post has made it clear which books I can unhaul from my shelves (obviously creating space for more books). Did I include any of your favourites here? Please don’t hate me!
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