Finished series that I want to read and have started but not yet finished? What is that? What does that even mean?!
I'm a binge reader! If I like a series, I'll read a book, sometimes two, a day until I finish it. I just can't help myself. Seriously, I don't understand all you people who can just take a year long break in the middle of a series when I can't even take a nap between books because SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK and no thanks, I don't need food, really, my stomach can just eat itself.
But also, on a saner note, I like to notice and remember all those little details that make the sequels so good. I'm that person who counts down the days for my preorders to arrive and rereads all the other books again in preparation just so I can get the full effect. And since I'm currently in the middle of seven different incomplete series, I've made a vow not to start any new series until they're done (a vow I've already broken, but nevermind that).
Anyway, that was my long-winded way of saying I've made a list of series I've read this year, some incomplete ones I'm currently in the middle of (mostly because I'd love to find someone who's also reading them and can fangirl with me!) and some I've finished.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week my topic is:
Top Ten Series I’ve Read This Year
10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
This YA dystopian series really took me by surprise! I had low expectations but ended up enjoying the books and getting far more into them than I thought I would. My reviews will be up on Friday since I just read them, so check back :-)
9. The Eden Trilogy by Keary Taylor
I really liked this YA post-apocalyptic series with a kind of new twist on zombies that made them cyborgs instead of undead. I never like zombie books, but it wasn’t like that at all. These books were about the characters, and they really packed a punch.
8. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
This historical urban fantasy didn’t end quite as strongly as it started, but my love for the main character’s love interest, Emery, carried me through and made it worthwhile.
7. Knight Games by Genevieve Jack
This adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy was full of action, mystery, AND a female protagonist I will never stop obsessing over. You can find my reviews for Knight Games here on my blog.
6. The Incubus Saga by Amanda Meuwissen
This paranormal M-M romance/urban fantasy is one of my favorites, so don’t be surprised if it comes up my lists often! You can also find my reviews for The Incubus Saga here on my blog.
5. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
I didn’t read this this year, but I’m including it anyway because I need to vent my frustration. I read Books 1-12 in high school. That was all that was out. They’re all sitting pretty on my bookshelf in the next room. Then, six years after I finish the series, Anne Rice has to go and write another one! And it’s like, I have to read it because, the whole series, you know?! But I don’t remember anything from the other books. And my tastes have changed, so I just don’t see myself rereading all 12 books. It’s a real problem.
4. Thieves by Lexi Blake
I may or may not be currently reading the spin-off series because I’m completely in love with one of the side characters from the original series who is now the kind-of boyfriend of the new main character, and I can’t stand to miss a single scene that he is in even though he seems to hardly be in the books. The things we do for our favorite characters…
3. Creepy Hollow by Rachel Morgan
Much like the above, the first three books in this YA faerie-filled fantasy focused on one character, so in a way part of the series is complete, but now there’s a new main character. Even though I don’t like her quite as much, I still can’t help but keep reading.
2. Steel & Stone by Annette Marie
I do read YA sometimes, but I rarely love it as much as adult books. This YA urban fantasy series, however, is so ridiculously amazing that it immediately skyrocketed to one of my favorite series ever, and I can’t wait for more books even though I never really want it to end.
1. Ink by Bella Roccaforte
This character-driven paranormal suspense series isn’t very well-known, but it was the series that made me realize how awesome self-published books can be. This is my most anticipated book of the year. I’ve been waiting for the finale since January 4th, JANUARY 4TH, when I read Books 3 and 4 in one day.
Series that didn’t make the list include (in case you’ve read ’em and wanna discuss or share your love/hate):
- Les Corbeaux: Legend of the French Vampire by Emma V. Leech
- The Nocte Trilogy by Courtney Cole
- The Red Sector Chronicles by Krystle Jones
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Divergent by Veronica Roth (Reading right now, so no spoilers, please!)
- The Girl in Between by Laekan Zea Kemp
- The Seduced Saga by Karpov Kinrade
- The Noctalis Chronicles by Chelsea M. Cameron