Top Ten Series I Have Not Finished Yet

Monday, May 26, 2014

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely girls at The Broke and the Bookish. This week we get to make up our own theme,  and I thought, "I have so many unfinished series, surely I could make a Top Ten post out of how many I have yet to finish." So in no particular order:

1. The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Game of Thrones is all the rage now because of the HBO show, and I don't want to be one of those people who say I found things before they were popular, but I actually did pick up the first book back in 2007. I read the first book back then and had every intention of reading the rest, but senior year took over and I didn't have the time. I will one day finish them though.

2. The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
To this day, this is one of my favorite series. I own the first six books in the series and have read five of them. This series is BIG! We're talking twelve books long ranging from 400-1000 pages in each book. But this is one of the best series I've read, I just have to pick them back up.

3. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
So I'm not so keen on picking this series back up. I thought her writing was pretty mediocre in the beginning of this series, and I just couldn't hack the "brother/sister" Jace/Clary thing -even though I know it works out, because no one could really pull that off without the disgusting factor.

4. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
I have so many issues with this series as a whole. I have more issues with this series than Vampire Academy, and I'm not as sucked into it, but I definitely will finish it soon. Fiery Heart is patiently waiting for me on my Kindle, and I most likely will buy Silver Shadows when it releases this summer.
Read my reviews here. [#1] [#2] [#3]

5. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
So I have an embarrassing confession: I have the worst habit of not starting the final book in a trilogy. Call it a curse or what have you, but I own Clockwork Princess and I can't bring myself to read it. Not that I have no desire to but I can't read it because I know it will be the end of the trilogy. Send help with a box of tissues please. 
Read my reviews here. [#1] [#2]

6. His Fair Assassins series by Robin LaFevers
I thought this first book was average. I was interested in it enough to finish it and review it and moderately say that I enjoyed it, but there were so many things that felt off to the book. However, I do want to finish up the series since the third one is coming out this year.

You all are going to kill me, I know! I love these books! I really do! Percy Jackson is some of my most cherished middle grade lit, but I just haven't had the time to finish it yet. I read The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters, and the rest of the series is awaiting me on my shelf.

8. The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
I read this on a boring weekend, and I finished it within a couple hours. This is decent middle grade lit, I must confess, but it didn't completely capture me, but I know I will eventually finish the series... maybe.

9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
*All of you gasp in unison* I know, I know. I read Cinder last fall, and I'm not going to lie, I didn't quite understand the hype. I didn't enjoy it as much as the rest of you guys, but maybe it was just me. It was good with great writing and interesting characters and plot, but I guess cyborgs are just not my thing maybe.

10. Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
I have some weird, majorly odd issues with this book which you can read in my review if you are interested, but I will probably never go out of my way to read the rest of this series, though I hear Hector becomes an absolute dream boat -which I find intriguing. 

What about you? Do you have series that you haven't finished? Ones that you have abandoned for all eternity or ones that you intend to come back to despite your time apart?


  1. I really like the Cinder series. Cinder is my favorite though of the series. I just like Cinder and Kai. But I still can't wait for Winter. I'm just curious to see how it all ends. Great list!

  2. I have the same reason for The Mortal Instrument series. Just as you said, the brother/sister thing (even though it does work out) was just, I was heartbroken. I loved Jace and Clary as an item and at the end I was just like AHH. We have similar views on the Cinder series as well. Great post!

    1. YOu are the only other person I have met to agree with me on that! Everyone absolutely adores the books, but I just can't get over that first book. I tried getting through City of Ashes, but it was so dang hard. I did finish it, but still! Same goes for the Lunar Chronicles -everyone raves about them, but they just didn't quite appeal to me.

  3. I rarely finish series! I usually get bogged down with the second book and lose interest.

    1. Really? What series have you finished? -I'm curious haha!

    2. Let's see... I got through the Twilight "saga", the Harry Potter series, the Wondrous Strange trilogy, The Darkest Powers trilogy, the Emily and Pat books by L. M. Montgomery, the Ramona series, and The Willowmere Chronicles trilogy. So... that's fewer than ten series I've managed to complete over the years. Yikes.

      I'd read more stand-alones, but they're so hard to find... especially in YA fantasy and paranormal. It's next to impossible; nearly everything is a series!

    3. Well, at least you finished Harry Potter, that was honestly the one I was hoping you would mention lol! It's the one that counts! But that's not too bad. Some of those series are more than just a few books long, so I give you props! And standalone books are extremely hard to find. The only ones you find are generally chick lit, and I'm more partial to fantasy, dystopia, and paranormal.

  4. I've heard a lot about the Game of Thrones series, that I should read it especially since I write fantasy. I'd really like to. I just haven't found it available at the library yet.

    I've read some of the Ranger's Apprentice also. It's not capturing, but it is hilarious. It's a fluff read, I guess. Not too intense, but the characters are amusing enough to hold interest.

    I've been wanting to read the Lunar series for so long and have yet to pick it up along with anything by Rick Riordan. I've heard Riordan's books are hilarious.

    1. Oh yes, you should definitely pick up Game of Thrones, ESPECIALLY if you write fantasy. It's one of those books that every fantasy lover should read. I bet you could find a cheap paperback copy at Half Price Books. Maybe one for like $7, which isn't bad considering that it's massive and will take you a while to read it.

      Oh girl, yes, read Percy Jackson. Hilarious does not even cover it. If you know practically anything about Greco-Roman culture and mythology, you will die laughing. It is seriously one of the funniest books I've read, and it's extremely endearing! :)

  5. You don't need to worry about finishing GoT yet because it isn't even done. It doesn't look like it will be done any time soon either.

    I didn't like Cinder that much either but I really liked the second book, Scarlet. I have similar feelings with Grave Mercy vs. the second book, Dark Triumph. I am not done with DT yet but so far, I like it more than Grave Mercy.

    I'm not sure if I will ever read The Mortal Instruments series. Brother and sister, yuck. I watched a drama where a boy and girl were raised together as siblings, then the girl found out she was switched at birth so she went back to her biological parents. Later on the girl and boy fell in love with each other. Even that made me cringe.

    1. Yeah, but I still want to finish up GoT. It's not something that you can binge read in my opinion, so it will take time anyways. Yeah, the Mortal Instruments will probably just lie in wait for forever. I probably won't ever pick them up again.


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