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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I won’t finish

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I won’t finish

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

I am the queen of not DNFing, so even if I hate a series I’ll normally persevere and finish it anyway. For that reason, my choices this week aren’t series that I’m intentionally not finishing, and I may pick them up again at some point in the next few years. They’re just ones that I haven’t made progress on for a long time and have no desire to pick up in the foreseeable future, but am too stubborn to admit I’ll never finish.

10) Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

I loved the first two books in the Fallen series, Fallen and Torment, but when I started reading third installment Passion I was confused. I decided to wait until the fourth and final book, Rapture, was released, then reread the first two and finish off the series… But Rapture was released in 2012, and this still hasn’t happened. Oopsie.

9) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I’ve read Vampire Academy twice, and I still cannot remember a single thing about the plot. There are things called Strigoi and a character called Rose, but that’s all I have. If I can’t remember the basic plot line after a reread, I can’t imagine carrying on with the rest of the series.

8) The The Immortals series by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel

I loved the first two books in the Immortals series, but before I could move on to book three the library books had been reserved by someone else. I ran to eBay and purchased the series as a bundle, but decided to wait for the sixth and final novel to be released before I carried on with them. Again, that still hasn’t happened, and the last book in the Immortals series was released in 2011.

7) The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter is a delightful book, but I got far too attached to the characters far too quickly. I’m now terrified that they’re going to have bad things happen to them, and I’m too scared to read The Sleeping Prince or The Scarecrow Queen.  This is the series that I’m most likely to change my mind on, because Melinda Salisbury’s writing is wonderful.

6) The House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast

I read the first book in the House of Night series and really enjoyed it, but I couldn’t get into Betrayed. Over the years I’ve managed to purchase the entire series from various charity shops, but I still haven’t progressed past the first book. I even took the first three with me when I moved to university, hoping it would force me to pick it up again… But it didn’t happen.

5) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

The Hush, Hush series is on here for the same reason as the Fallen series. I read the third book and felt myself getting lost, so decided to reread when book four was released, but I’m still putting it off.

4) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is going to cause some tension, and I’m sorry about that! But no matter how many times I attempt to read the Harry Potter series, I still can’t get past the third book. I’ve tried more times than I can count, but Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is still on my TBR pile, which means the other three are stacked up behind it. Maybe one day. Maybe.

3) The Tomorrow series by John Marsden

Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden

I loved Tomorrow, When the War Began so much that I bought the entire series on eBay, but – similarly to The Sin Eater’s Daughter – I was very attached to the characters and I’m not yet emotionally ready to see them die. Because someone is bound to die. I don’t want that to happen!

2) The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection was a fun first book, but it didn’t grip me. It doesn’t help that the announcement of the companion series spoilt the end of the first trilogy, further diminishing my motivation. I started reading the second book, but it’s still sat on my Goodreads currently reading shelf and I haven’t made any progress on it in the past two years. Whoops!

1) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I read the first five books in The Mortal Instruments series, but the wait for book six was HELL. Cassandra Clare kept pushing it back and pushing it back, and when it was eventually released it was GINORMOUS. I ran straight out and bought it on release day, but when I started to read it I realised that I couldn’t remember the end of book five. This is another series reread that just hasn’t come to fruition.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing the first book in any of these series (or the entire series, if a box set is available), please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link (found in the title). If you’d like to read more about each book, please click their cover: you’ll be redirected to their Goodreads page.

 

Do you agree that you’ll never finish one of these series, or are you seething with rage over my choices and think I should reconsider? Leave your comments down below!

Alyce

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