Sunday, April 21, 2013

A SERIES-ous Discussion About Series

Please tell me you guys thought the title was funny.  No?  Okay *slinks away and hides in corner*

So this past week I had a series of pictures I posted on Instagram about series.  I had series I needed to start, series I needed to finish, series I've finished, series I need to read the second book to...the list went on and on.  So today I wanted to just talk about some of those series.

Note: All the banners are taken from I'm Loving Books.
You can also find most of these banners in my side-bar.
Also, I'm only going to feature books/series I own, because if I don't own it, I can't read it (I have too many to be read books lol)


Series I've Started/Finished


Angelfire by Courtney Allison MoultonA Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
Vampire Academy by Richelle MeadUnearthly by Cynthia HandAcross the Universe by Beth Revis Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Article 5 by Kristen Simmons The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen Carrier Trilogy by Leigh Fallon The Chemical Garden by Lauren Destefano Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong Dark Guardian by Rachel Hawthorne Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Delirium by Lauren Oliver Everneath by Brodi Ashton Fallen by Lauren Kate Firelight by Sophie Jordon Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray Glass by Maria V. Snyder Gods & Monsters by Kelly Keaton Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick If I Stay by Gayle Forman Inheritance by Christopher Paolini Iron Codex by Caitlin Kittredge Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa Luxe by Anna Godbersen Medusa Girls by Tera Lynn Childs Mistwood by Leah Cypess Nightshade by Andrea Cremer Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles The Pledge by Kimberly Derting Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Revenants by Amy Plum The Selection by Kiera Cass Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Sky Chasers by Amy Kathleen Ryan The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross Stork by Wendy Delsol Study by Maria V. Snyder Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

The Seven Kingdoms by Kristin CashoreThe Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

Series I Don’t Really Want To Finish


 Across the Universe by Beth Revis Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Carrier Trilogy by Leigh Fallon Delirium by Lauren Oliver Glass by Maria V. Snyder House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Sky Chasers by Amy Kathleen Ryan Stork by Wendy Delsol
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Series I Won’t Buy The Second (Or Third ) Book To But I’ll Read If I Get It For Free


A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies Article 5 by Kristen Simmons If I Stay by Gayle Forman Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa Medusa Girls by Tera Lynn Childs Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Revenants by Amy Plum Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


Series I’ve Tried Out But Couldn’t Get Past The First Book Because It Was So Bad


Carrier Trilogy by Leigh Fallon Gossip Girls by Cecily von Ziegesar The Immortals by Alyson Noel River of Time by Lisa T. Bergren Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent Elemental by Cesya Marae Cuono

Series Everyone But Me Have Read (And I Don't Mean The Entire Series, I Mean The First Book)


A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz  Divergent by Veronica Roth Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce  The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare Legend by Marie Lu Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare 



Series I’ve Finished


Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Iron Codex by Caitlin Kittredge Nightshade by Andrea Cremer Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Study by Maria V. Snyder Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


Popular Series I Will Most Likely Never Read


Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Elementals by Brigid Kemmerer The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Faeriewalker by Jenna Black Fifty Shades by E.L. James Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter  Halo by Alexandra Adornetto Heist Society by Ally Carter The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Matched by Ally Condie  Airhead by Meg Cabot Ashfall by Mike Mullin Books of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater Curse Workers by Holly Black Dearly/Gone With The Respiration by Lia Habel The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver Falling Under by Gwen Hayes Need by Carrie Jones Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger The Tiger Saga  by Colleen Houck Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston


Soooo...That was a lot of series.  And a lot of books.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  I know it's a lot different from what I usually post, but I'm kind of going in and out of reading slumps so I'm trying to find different topics to post about.  But I'm currently reading a book and I'm getting into it, so I'll hopefully be posting a review soon.

Anyway.

WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS ON MY LISTS???

5 comments:

  1. It's a shame that you aren't planning to read The parasol protectorate series, because I loved the first book (and I can't wait to continue as soon as possible). Fun characters, snarky humor and an interesting mystery with some steampunk aspects :D You aren't missing out on Carrie Jones' books. I've read Need a while ago and it was just.. meh. I agree about Fifty shades. I'm not going to read it EVER. Even if it was the last series on earth. You should read The immortal rules and The lunar chronicles. They are amazing <3

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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  2. The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series are both amazing! I hope you give those a try :) That is a lot of series, too! lol, I haven't read too many. Great post!

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  3. Oh my, that's a lot of series.
    You should give the Curse Workers series a shot, it's really really good :)

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  4. Those are great lists! It's so difficult for me to read a second book in a series unless I LOVED the series to death. I couldn't get past the first book in the Across the Universe series. And I don't think I'll ever read The Mortal Instruments past the first book. It's just so long! My take on The Lunar Chronicles is that the first book wasn't all that spectacular but the second was AMAZING. Enough that you should give the series a chance.

    Love this post!

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  5. I'm kind of amazed that you can call yourself a reviewer when you feel the need to make lists of all the books you don't like. Good reviewers don't do that. They don't stop reading a book and then give it one star. If you don't like the book, fine. But don't give it one star. If you actually finished the book and you still didn't like it, then by all means, share your opinion, but do it in a constructive way. Don't leave a 4 sentence review stating you hated the authors writing, or the characters, or whatever. I don't know how you review, because I refuse to read any of your reviews. I was a reviewer, so I know how to construct a review that doesn't offend the author but also expresses that I wasn't fond of the book. But at least I finished it. And this making lists, saying a book was so bad that you won't even finish the series, that's horrible. It's rude, it's degrading and above all it's childish. You really need to take a step back and look at your reviews and see that, while you may enjoy reading, you need to figure out if reviewing is for you. What you've done in this post is absolutely ridiculous. Putting books and series into categories and not even explaining why you hate them. What if one of the authors see this? I know one of them already has, and they were hurt by this. Do you really feel like this is the right way to go about things? Really? Bashing authors and their writing all because you didn't like it? If they got published, then obviously their writing style is good and their story is compelling. While it may not be to you, it is to hundreds of other people. To review a book is to look at it critically and analyzing it, and either praising their writing, or suggest ways they can improve in the next book. It's not about NOT finishing a book because you didn't like it. This is not what reviewers are meant to do. And honestly, I don't think you care enough about the authors to put up a constructive review. You review to get views on your little blog and to possibly get free books. You don't do it to help, like other reviewers. You need to check yourself.

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