Series Bec Has Failed to Finish Because She’s Slack

March 6, 2017 Discussion 39

As a massive fantasy fan, I LOVE series. I can’t get myself enough of series. What I do struggle with is staying up to date with them, or even finishing them at all. Once upon a time I was good at keeping up, then uni happened. Since then I’m behind in most of my series and it hurts me. It’s also made avoiding spoilers almost impossible.

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A little while ago Alise posted some of her incomplete series, and I thought I should get to some of mine. These are all series that I started over a year ago and have yet to finish for various reasons. This list does not fully reflect the number of series I’m behind in (it’s shameful).

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falling kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I’ve read the first two books in this series but never got any further, despite the fact that I own the first four. I even own the first spin off book. Now I just tell myself that the last book is almost out, so I may as will buy the last few books and binge the entire series.

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mistborn trilogy

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

What’s kind of embarassing is that I told my dad to read this after I read the first book, and he finished them all way before me. My excuse for this one is that I only bought the trilogy a year or so ago! Before then I borrowed the first book from a friend in high school and then no money and now no time (these deserved to be binged!)

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Heroes of Olympus

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The only book I haven’t read in this series is The Blood of Olympus. Because I’m scared okay. I’m terrified. So I keep procrastinating it. One day I’ll get to it….

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Scarlet by A.C. Gaughan

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

I really enjoyed reading SCARLET. It has one of my favourite tropes and is a historical retelling of Robin Hood! I really want to continue but haven’t been able to buy the sequels yet (because I keep spending my money on other books oops)

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splintered

Splintered by A.G. Howard

I really enjoyed this Alice in Wonderland retelling but I’m kind of scared to continue the series because I’m not sure if I’ll like the direction it goes. I’ve parts of the ending spoiled for me and now I’m indecisive.

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the burning sky

The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

Like SCARLET, this is a book I loved with the girl dressed as a boy trope that also combined historical books and a fantasy world. I’ve been hesitating buying the sequels because I’ve heard mixed things and no money.

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Precious Stone Trilogy Kiersten Gier

Precious Stone Trilogy by Kiersten Gier

This is where you see how picky I can be when buying books. The main reason I haven’t bought the last two books in this trilogy is because I couldn’t find the editions that matched my copy of RUBY RED!

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The Falconer Elizabeth May

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

This is one series that I’m actually desperate continue. I was lucky enough to get an ARC through Edelweiss and ever since then I NEED THEM. The first book had such an intense ending and it pains me that I don’t have the money to buy all the books.

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Are you behind on any series?

39 Responses to “Series Bec Has Failed to Finish Because She’s Slack”

  1. Kirsty @ kirstychronicles

    You’ve got a few books to catch up on! I’m exactly the same though, I always start series and then when I’m waiting for the next one in he series to come out I completely forget about it. Not to mention by the time the next book has come out I’ve most likely forgotten what even happened in the first book! I’ve got a memory like a goldfish! Great post
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    • Bec

      So many books, so little time!!! Life doesn’t give me a chance to read enough to stay up to date before. I need to reread many books because of goldfish memory haha

  2. Sophie

    You made me laugh! I’m behind on contemporary series as I could not stand the cliffhangers and decided to wait… and forgot to resume my read once all the books were published .

    • Bec

      I’m glad XD I don’t read too many contemporary series, but there are a few I want to start! Most I know of are companions so there should usually be a decent wrap up. There is one trilogy I still need to read the final book of

  3. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Well you know what I’ll say about Mistborn (READ IT ASAP) so I’ll just skip over that bit. I actually quit reading for pleasure when I was in Uni altogether so I can’t fault you there at all!

    I know what you mean about Blood of Olympus – it was scary to get into! I couldn’t resist though because I HAD to know. In the end, I liked it a little less than House of Hades but it seems to be a pattern with me and Riordan books that I always prefer the 4th book in this series more than the last one LOL!

    I’ve also only read The Burning Sky without going any further in that series. I want to finish that one though but I always end up buying other books instead XD
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    • Bec

      I’ll get to it soon!! I’m just waiting until I have entire days/ weeks to dedicate it because it deserves to be binged.

      I’ve only read Percy Jackson and I liked the last book most haha. It will be interesting to see what I think of BOO (if I can remember what I thought of the last ones haha).

  4. Angel @Angel Reads

    Read Blood of Olympus, because then you can read Magnus Chase which is brilliant! Just so good. I tried to read the mistborn series last year and only managed to get halfway through the first one. I just didn’t think it was for me. I found that I like my romance and, it just didn’t hit the right spots for me.

    All the other series I haven’t read, but I want to pick up a couple of them. The Falconer sounds something along the lines that I will love, same with the Elemental trilogy. Hopefully, I will get to them soon.

    Thanks for the post
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    • Bec

      I’ve heard so many good things about BoO and Magnus Chase! I’ll get there eventually haha.

      Mistborn is biiiiggg and slow if you’re not used to reading epic fantasy novels. Hopefully you have some more luck with The Falconer which is more fast paced.

  5. Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

    You should definitely pick up continue Mistborn soon – the first is definitely my favorite from the trilogy, BUT THE THIRD BOOK WAS SO GOOD, TOO. It broke my heart and made me cry, even though I NEVER cry on books, so that says something. Btw, that scenario with your dad? Me and my mom after I bought Ruta Sepetys’s first two books. I told her they were supposed to be fantastic, so she picked them up like, a year or so ago, meanwhile I STILL HAVEN’T READ THEM. Unbelievable. I also really loved the Ruby Red trilogy, and I felt like the books got better after the first one. I really hope you’ll have time/motivation to continue all these soon & that you’ll enjoy them all.
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    • Bec

      I’m terrified but will get there! Will binge them all soon hopefully.

      Haha parents just like to overtake us! I have a lot more books to read than they do though :P

      i can’t wait to continue the Ruby Red series!

  6. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Oh yes. I’m behind on ALL the series. I’m even behind on duologies and that’s just shameful. I tend to avoid finales like nothing else, though, because they’re so often disappointing?! My poor smol fangirl heart can’t haaandle it. I need to catch up on Shadowhunter books and The Mirror King and Ink and Bone series and Skulduggery Pleasant… and I just started TWO new series recently so I don’t even know what to do with myself.
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    • Bec

      Duologies would be easy, you would think but NOPE I’m just as slack with them. I tend to avoid finales because of the fear of who will die and the potential disappointment (usually I’m happy with endings but there’s always that risk!)

      Haha keeping starting more series than you’re finishing doesn’t help matters.

  7. Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity

    Oh, Bec. I am SO behind on series :’) I have around 30 completed series that I just haven’t finished. For reasons.

    You should definitely continue with the Falconer trilogy, though! I didn’t adore the second book QUITE as much, but it was a great sequel. I cannot wait to read the last one :D I hope everything turns out okay.

    I enjoyed the Splintered books overall, but not so much Untamed. But the second and third books were enjoyable, and I’d recommend you finish the series, especially since you liked the first one!

    One of my many series that I want to finish is the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy because so many people love it, haha.
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    • Bec

      I’m scared to count them hahaha Knowing there are 200 books on my TBR pile is bad enough. We’ll get to them eventually!

      DoSAB is such a good series! I’m not too sure how I feel about the final ending (it’s a bit… strange) but the writing and everything is so gorgeous.

  8. ShootingStarsMag

    The only ones I’ve read from here are Splintered and Unhinged. I liked them well enough, but they aren’t my MOST favorite. Regardless, I do want to finish the series! I’m pretty bad with series – I just get behind, especially since I tend to have so much to read by the time the next book(s) come out and I need to make more time. Sigh. There are some series I still follow and do pretty well with though.
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    • Bec

      Yeah I don’t think it’s going to be a mind blowing series, but I would like to see where it goes.

      We could get so many books and series done with a few extra hours in a day!

  9. Emily Mead

    The only one of these series that I’ve read is Splintered etc. :’) So I’m not much better (and since I’m a contemporary gal they usually tend to be standalones, which is helpful).

    But speaking of Rick Riordan, I STILL have not managed to buy and read The Hammer of Thor. Even my nanna has. So embarrassing.
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    • Bec

      You do read a mighty amount of contemporary! I cannot imagine how it feels, not having the terror of multiple cliffhangers constantly taunting you haha

      Haha your Nanna sounds great! Soon you’ll catch up I’m sure

  10. Kelly

    It’s soooooooo hard to keep up isn’t it Bec, they’re always releasing new books and fantastic fantasy series’ so the old ones tend to feel a little stale after a while. The only ones I’ve read is the Splintered series and while I loved the first two, the finale pissed me off. All that back and forth, who she was going to choose, it felt like a cop out. I have so many of these on my TBR to read as well, I really want to read The Burning Sky. Great post Bec, reminds me that I need to knock off all those series finales <3

    • Bec

      I used to be relatively good at staying up to date before uni happened! Now there’s just no time. The fact it’s been a long time and the fear of not enjoying the series anymore is one of the reasons I keep putting them off too.

      Yeah I’m not sure how i’m going to feel about the ending of Splintered. I’ve heard some mixed things.

  11. Eugenia @ Genie in a Book

    Now this is a problem I can definitely relate to (and I love that gif you put at the beginning of this post btw – sums up the situation so well!). I still need to continue on with the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and A Court of Thorns and Roses as well. Plus there’s the niggling fact that I never read Allegiant (although the ‘big twist’ did get spoiled for me before I had a chance). Hopefully one day you can get through your pile too! Thanks for sharing :)
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    • Bec

      Haha it’s a great and accurate gif.

      OMG ACOMAF IS AMAZING YOU NEED TO READ IT!! DoSAB is also fantastic.

      Yeah I got spoiled for Allegiant too, but still read it eventually for more context. I thought it was a fitting end for the series overall.

      One day we’ll catch up!

  12. Tasya

    I get the fear you have for Blood of Olympus, the ending of MoA really scarred us all! xD But it’s really worth it though! I also get how you feel about Ruby Red, it’s a kinda old series so it’s hard to find matching editions for them :D I really want to read Brandon Sanderson’s books, but they’re very intimidating, I’m not sure I will ever finish them…
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    • Bec

      It’s been so long, I can’t even really remember the ending of MoA, which I didn’t realise until now. Oh no, maybe I need to do a reread/ skim of these.

      There are matching editions out now because they were finally released! I just need to get them.

      Brandon Sanderson’s works are fantastic! Definitely recommend if you’re an epic fantasy fan.

  13. Danielle

    I’ve only read the first Falling Kingdoms books (but own most of the rest that are in pb), Scarlet, and The Falconer and haven’t finished those series yet!! I did read the Ruby Red series, but I bought those paperbacks so they all MATCH :D

    • Bec

      I was waiting for that last paperback to come out! Now I’m just being slack by not getting it haha.

      I hope you finish all these series soon!

    • Bec

      Haha yeah I need to reread the first book because it’s been the few years.

      One day we’ll get there, Jeann!

  14. Sunny @ A Sunny Spot

    Oh my gosh if I had to write a post about the series I was behind on, it would go on for ages and even then I’d still probably miss a heap out. So I feel your stress and share that same slackness. Unfortunately I haven’t read any of these series but they are now totally on my radar and I have been meaning to read the Splintered and Precious Stone trilogies. Good luck Bec and Happy Reading!
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    • Bec

      Yeah this is only a fraction. I’m scared to go through ALL my books and figure out the exact number.

      I hope you get to try those series soon! And maybe actually finish them before I do haha

  15. Summer @ Xingsings

    I’m a big fan of fantasy and series as well, but I’m also behind on so many series. From this list, Heroes of Olympus is one that we have in common. It’s been a very long time since I’ve dropped that series that I’m not sure if I remember most of the events anymore. I do have plans on picking it back up someday though! XD

    Summer

    • Bec

      I really liked the first book and really need to buy the next two. I’ve heard so many good things.

      The Falconer was SO GOOD! I hope you get to read them all soon.

  16. Terri M., the Director

    I enjoyed the Ruby Red series and I’m still on the hunt for book 3 to match the editions I ended up buying after checking them out from the library. I did reread book 1 recently. :)

    And I’m looking forward to reading The Falconer. My sister recommended the series to me and I did get book 1 on sale (I think from Amazon). Now to find the time to read it!
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