So I seem to have a problem.
I start a book series, fully intending on finishing it, and then I get distracted by other books and simply don’t finish the series in a timely fashion. Often times this results in me wanting to start the series over and then, repeating the original problem of not finishing the series…again.
Or three new books in the series come out before I get to the end of the books I already do have and have to finish those new books and, well, see above paragraph.
Please tell me I’m not alone in this.
So below is a list of the series I have started, but haven’t completed.
The Hazel Wood Series by Melissa Albert
Alice’s grandmother wrote a book called Tales from the Hinterland. When Alice’s mother is kidnapped by someone claiming to be from the Hinterlands, she must go after her. And thus Alice’s adventures begin. I gave the first book in the first series, The Hazel Wood, 4 stars. One of the few YA books to get such a high rating from me. I liked it enough to pick up the second book (I’ve had it since last year), and the third book is on my Amazon wishlist.
Swords and Fire Series by Melissa Caruso
Raverran mages are closely regulated, and up until now Zaira has avoided being caught. But when Amelia accidentally tethers her, their lives become inextricably bound. I loved the first two books in this series, giving both books 4 stars. I just haven’t finished the last book yet. Didn’t stop me from buying the first book in the authors newest series though, did it?
Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
For a thousand years the Lord Ruler reigned. They were going to overthrow him. Hopefully. I read the first book and gave it 5 stars. I love the fully realized magic system and the world the author created. I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t finished this series yet, but I need to. And the Hubs agrees.
The Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire
The story of the Wicked Witch of the West. I love the first book and have the entire series and the second book has been siting on my TBR cart for months. It was even on one of my TBR’s last year.
The Poppy War Series by R.F. Kuang
Rin is a war orphan who won a place at a prestigious military school. This is dark fantasy story about the horrors of war and normally I don’t go for the grim dark of it all, but this book gripped me. I gave it 4 stars and it was one of the first books I reviewed on the blog, back before this was even a book blog.
Crown of Stars by Kate Elliot
The Crown of Stars series is great, from what I can remember of it. I read the first few books fifteen years ago, and then never finished the series, even though I now own them all. I need to get to that. Also, I am of the firm belief that this series should be turned into a TV show ala Game of Thrones (and yes, I know, I still haven’t finished the books but I want a show!). Bonus points to it because this series is actually finished.
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (and the last few by Brandon Sanderson)
This 15 book series is largely regarding as some of the best fantasy out there, and I am only halfway through the first book. To be fair, I’m listening to it as an audiobook and that thing is over 30 hours long. Full disclosure, I’ve been listening to it for over a year, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve listened to. I just haven’t finished it yet. Bad Lauren. Also, isn’t that special edition pretty? I’m having a very hard time convincing the Hubs that we need them, cause pricey.
So yeah, there are all the series I need to finish. I’m pretty sure there are more I own or just haven’t read in years. Because books.
What book series have you not finished?