A couple of years ago I made a post called ‘8 Book Series I Won’t Finish’ where is, surprise surprise, talked about some series that I won’t finish. I really enjoyed writing that post. It really made me think about what books I actually enjoyed enough to continue with a series and which I didn’t. so, since it has been like 2 years and I have read a hell of a lot of books since then, I thought that I would do another series I won’t be continuing/finishing post. Let’s do this.
Disclosure before I start, if a series that you love is on this list, this is in no way an attack on it. we are all entitled to our own opinions. For the most part with these books, I enjoyed them, just not enough to continue.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I read the first book in this trilogy in 2016 and have not had any desire to continue with it. at the time of reading it I fully intended to continue with it, but since then I have read so many books that just hold my attention so much more. I don’t tend to read a whole lot of dystopian books anymore and I just don’t feel like I need any more from this series. I have also heard a lot of negative things about the rest of the trilogy which just makes me even less likely to pick it up again.
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
This is very similar to the last one. I read the first book but had no real feelings towards it. not enough to have any desire to pick up the rest of the series. It was an enjoyable enough read, but I think that I read it too late. If I had this book back when I was first getting back into reading as a teen, when I was reading Twilight, Wolves Of Mercy Falls, Need ect, I would have loved it. it would have been an instant favourite, but, for me, reading it now, it feels like a product of its time. There is just something very 2011, start if YA about it.
The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
This is the only book on this list that I may change my mind on. I read the first book in 2016 and I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. I thought that it had potential. So much so that I brought the sequel. I just have never read it and I don’t know if I will. I keep uming and ering about this one. I think that there was some potential, I am just not sure if the sequel would meet it, or fall a bit flat like the first book. Only time will tell on this one.
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
I only actually read this book a few months ago but I know that I will not be picking up the sequel. I just don’t think that it needs a sequel. I was a bit disappointed with this book if I am honest. It was pegged as being very steam punky and mysterious and, for me, it just wasn’t. it was an alright read, but it just fell a bit flat. It was predictable, didn’t have much steam punk, was a bit confusing. And I honestly don’t think that it needs a sequel.
Earthfall by Mark Walden
This is one that I kind of wish wasn’t on this list. i have read the first 2 books in this trilogy originally intended to finish it. I am not usually a big Sci-fi fan but u loved the first book in this series. I read it while on holiday in 2015. I read it in 1 sitting, I just could not put it down. When the sequel came out I very quickly picked that up and read it and I hated it. it had none of the spark of the first book, it got really freaking weird and just lost my interested. For a long time, I still intended to pick up the third book when it came out but at this point it has been out for nearly a year and I don’t really care. I haven’t felt any desire to pick it up and doubt that I will. So I am drawing a line under this series.
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
This is another book that I only read a few months ago. When I read it, it was a standalone, it now has a sequel. And it is unnecessary. I don’t think that it needed a sequel in any way, shape or form. It is as simple as that. so I shan’t be picking it up.
Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
This is exactly the same as the previous book. I just don’t think that a sequel is at all needed. I am pretty satisfied with how the first book ended. Everything was wrapped up nicely and felt closed and finished. I don’t need anything else from the story. also, have heard really mixed things about the sequel, which makes me even more reluctant. This can stay as a standalone.
And there we have it. Those are a few more series that I won’t be continuing/finishing. I always feel a lot of pressure to finish a series once I have started it, like I owe it to someone, but I have finally started to allow myself to walk away from a series if I didn’t love it or if I don’t think that it needed to be a series. Does anyone else feel this way? What are some series that you won’t be finishing? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.