Saturday, November 17

Five Series I've Abandoned

Hey Guys,
So today's post is about some series that I started and for some reason or another decided not to continue with. There's actually quite a lot of series that I have abandoned over the years so these are just a few that immediately popped into my head when thinking about series I've abandoned.

The House of Night Series by PC and Kristin Cast

Back when I was at college when I was about 16, I came across this series. I had just finished reading Twilight and was on a bit of a YA Vampire series binge. I actually loved the first few books of this series and I actually ended up reading it for years. I actually got to around book 8, which at the time was supposed to be the last and then it was announced there was more. Usually I would be all for this but honestly it just felt like it was getting dragged out a little bit. I decided to just give up on the series.

The Dark Swan Series by Richelle Mead

This is another series that I got part way through and although I loved it just never continued and ended up not reading the ending. I adore Richelle Mead... she is one of my all time favourite authors and when I read the first two books in the Dark Swan series, I adored them. But, I am more of a YA reader and the more I kpet these books on my shelves 'just in case', the more I just wanted to read other things. If I had read the final two books closer together then I do think I'd have loved them... but due to the years and years of not really reading much adult UF novels, I just didn't have any motivation or intention to continue with them.

The Noughts and Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman

Now, this series I abandoned for a totally different reason. I adored Noughts and Crosses. This story has stayed with me for years and years. I read it about 12 years ago, and I remember it vividly. I loved it. The reason I didn't continue is that this book completely and utterly destroyed me. I remember sitting at age 16, after finishing this book in one sitting, sobbing for hours. I couldn't stop and it just completely destroyed me. Due to that, I decided not to put myself through anymore emotional trauma and not continue with the series. 

The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Now, I adore this series. I love it so so so much. It's one of the only adult series that I loved. To me, this series doesn't really belong on this list. In my eyes, this series ended with book 5, and I read them all. KMM wrote a 'spin off' with other characters that turned into coming back to the original characters. I didn't continue after book 6 so I guess I techniucally abandoned it. However, I adored the first 5 books and will continue to re-read them as they are completely amazing.

The Shatter Me Series by Taherah Mafi

This series just makes me really sad. I read Shatter Me when it first released and I absolutely loved it. I loved the world, the characters (well, some of them) and the writing. Then I read book 2 and I just wasn't as big of a fan of it. The characers that I loved changed completely into different people. And one of the characters I hated... like seriously HATED as he's a freaking psychopath because a love interest.... erm.... I don't think so! After reading the novella that came after book 2, which changed my favourite character into someone I felt, in the first book he was not, I decided to give up on the series.

Are there any series here you've read? Should I go back and give them another chance? Let me know!

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