Thursday, January 22, 2015

THE SERIES SERIES: Series I Haven't Read (That I'm Considering Starting)

Wecome to Part 3 of The Series Series!  Today we'll be talking about the series I haven't read that I'm continuing starting.  

Fact: I have a massive TBR list.  There are so many books I want to read, and it's hard knowing that I'll never have time to read them all.  I have to be very selective when starting a new series, because life just isn't long enough to spend time reading books you're not crazy about.  These are all series that have caught my eye, though, and that I very well might start.  I might even start soon.  (TELL ME WHAT TO READ!)


The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Number of Books: 5 (plus supplemental book series)
Why I Want to Read It: Because it's really, really popular! I want to know what all the fuss is about! 


The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
Number of Books: 6
Why I Want to Read It: I have had a couple of different people tell me that they haven't been as absorbed by a series since Harry Potter.  That level of addiction is difficult to achieve, so I'm curious.  (But I have to admit, that terrible film set this series back quite a bit in my mind.)


His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
Number of Books: 3
Why I Want to Read It: This world sounds so unique and interesting.  I had a college roommate who LOVED this series, and ever since I lived with her I've remembered her passion about this story.


Abhorsen series by Garth Nix
Number of Books: 4
Why I Want to Read It: I heard about Sabriel a long time ago, and wanted to read it, but never did.  I feel like I'll be scratching a childhood itch by reading it.


The Lies of Locke Lamora series by Scott Lynch
Number of Books: I don't know!  Only the first book has been released so far, but I know that there is going to be at least one sequel.  (Do you know?)
Why I Want to Read It: I read a glowing review on the first book in this series, and I've never forgotten about it.  It sounds like this series will be right up my alley, and I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.


The Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen
Number of Books: 3
Why I Want to Read It: I originally dismissed this series because that cover does absolutely nothing for me.  (It's about as generic as they come.)  But all the positive reviews have me wondering if I should give it a go...


The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale
Number of Books: 4
Why I Want to Read It: Because it's Shannon Hale.  Case closed.  (And no, I have no idea why I haven't read it yet.)


Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Number of Books: I think 3
Why I Want to Read It: Because Emma Watson told me to.  Yes, that is the only reason.  AND IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Number of Books: I think 3
Why I Want to Read It: I've never read anything by Schwab before, but I know several book friends with similar tastes as I do who LOVE her, and love this book in particular.  So I think I should definitely give it a shot.


The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima
Number of Books: 5
Why I Want to Read It: Chima's Seven Realms series is one of my favorite fantasy series EVER, so I've been wanting to give this series a go for a while now.  No idea why I haven't started yet.


The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Number of Books: I thought 3, but Goodreads says 4.  Do you know?
Why I Want to Read It: I have had a few unlikely sources recommend this series to me, which makes me extremely curious.  However, I read Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races and after finishing I concluded that her and my bookish tastes didn't quite allign, so I'm also hesitant to start.  What should I do??


The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
Number of Books: 4
Why I Want to Read It: It's been compared to Downton Abbey, which is basically all I need to know.


Which of these have you read?  What should I read first?  What should I skip?

14 comments:

  1. I actually haven't read any of those series, but I do have The Raven Cycle on my TBR list. I have heard great things about it.

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  2. I read the first book in the Scarlet series and I hated it. I thought there was enough going on, but there are endless grammar mistakes and the accents I couldn't get over. I ditched the series. I absolutely recommend the mortal instruments series. It is great.

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    1. Uh oh, grammar mistakes are definitely annoying. We'll have to see about that one. Glad to hear you loved The Mortal Instruments! It looks intriguing, but WOW that movie was terrible.

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  3. I <3 Cassandra Clare's books. The movie did suck compared to the books, so don't let it influence you. The movie was on par with the Twilight movie--much worse than the book. And, while I love Twilight more than Cassandra Clare's books, I think most people like them better than Twilight.

    I did like the Books and Bayern series, at least the first three since I haven't read the last one yet. But, just so you know Enna Burning and River Secrets are harder to get into than The Goose Girl, but if you go in knowing that, then you should be able to slosh through and end up liking them, hopefully.

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    1. I will do my best to try and forget that movie and take the books fresh, but I might have to wait a little while for that film to get dusty in my mind, you know what I mean? I am interested in those books, though.

      Thanks for the warning on Books of Bayern! I adore Shannon Hale, and have been meaning to get to these for some time now.

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  4. The only series I've read out of the ones you listed in the Dark Materials trilogy, and I really enjoyed that. So I definitely recommend that one!

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    1. Oh good! You're not alone in your love of that series. Hope I love it too. :)

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  5. I love this series series you're doing! The posts are a lot of fun :) I've only read three of these: Percy Jackson, Mortal Instruments, and Raven Boys. I thought Percy Jackson was cute but it's definitely a middle grade series. It wasn't as simplistic as the very first Harry Potter book, but I didn't think it ever got as complex as the later Harry Potter books either.
    I thought Mortal Instruments books were a hot mess, but I'm a minority there.
    And I love the Raven Boys books. That's easily my favorite unfinished series right now (there are 4 books total). It's a slower, character driven series and the setting/magic/time-bending is a character of its own. It's kind of like the Scorpio Races in that it's not about action so it may not work for you if that one didn't.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Glad you're enjoying it! I can't decide between reading Percy Jackson for myself, or waiting until my kids are old enough and read it out loud to them. I'm still torn.
      I certainly thought the Mortal Instruments film was a hot mess, so if the book is anything like that then I suspect I'll agree with you. I'm willing to give it a chance, though. Enough others love it to make me curious enough to at least read the first one.
      I think The Scorpio Races didn't work for me in large part because I had massively different expectations. The Raven Boys might work for me if my expectations are more in line. Maybe. Glad you're enjoying it! And thanks for the tip about there being for books in that series!

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  6. I like Percy Jackson's series. I need to read Cassandra Clare and Sabriel!

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    1. Did you read the supplemental PJ series as well? I want to read TMI and Sabriel too!

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  7. Well, for me it's no contest. His Dark Materials, definitely! And The Raven Cycle (I've only read the first book and it was so good). I didn't really get that much out of Percy Jackson (read the first two) and The Immortal Instruments, first book, was kind of meh for me. The first book of the Heir series was good but I haven't read any more yet.

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    1. That's another vote for His Dark Materials! Do you plan on reading the rest of the Heir series? It sounds like TMI doesn't work for everyone. I'm curious to see what side I'll fall on.

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