It's Friday! And with Friday comes a little bit of free time, so I decided to do a different kind of post: something that's not a review, or a Bookish Talk. I'm thinking of doing a few more 'listicle' posts!
So, today I'm writing a post about some of the series that I (probably) won't be finishing. Although I must say, I can be convinced with the right conversations and comments! ^-^
1. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
This is one of those series that people either seem to just like or not care about. I read this book before the movies were signed for and I thought it would be a fun dystopian book to read. And sure, the first book is fine. It has a good intrigue and a great set-up as to what might be happening. The idea of the maze is amazing and the whole experimental sense was really cool. I just never felt the want or need to pick up the second book, or even see the second movie. I know I'm not the only one, a lot of people seem to be saying this about this series.
2. Matched, by Allie Condie
Wow, I read Matched years ago! I mean, maybe 6 years ago. I did find a second-hand copy that I now have on my shelf, but I'm not sure I want to pick it up again. I can't remember particularily enjoying this book. I might read just Matched again someday, but I highly doubt I'll ever get through the whole series.
3. The Dragon Chronicles, by Chris D'Lacey
Ok, this one may be a lie. When I was in middle school, I LOVED these books - dragons, crafts, polar bears and stars - the perfect nerdy combination in book form! I read books 1-5 and enjoyed every bit of them. Then I opened book 6, ready to dive into the books...
And the characters were not there
And it was on a different planet
And it barely even felt relevant.
Needless to say, I DNFed it after a few chapters and haven't picked up the series since. Which is so sad because the characters and ideas were just amazing!
4. Wicked Lovely, by Marissa Marr
I'm one of those girls who loves fairies and fairy books. I've read them forever and have so many that I love. But I was never really interested in finishing the Wicked Lovely series. I read only the first one so far, and who knows, I might pick them up if I'm ever given the whole series, or if someone can really convince me to. But right now, it's just a bit 'meh' on my never-ending TBR list.
5. The Selection, by Kiera Cass
Oh I'm going to get so many remarks about this. I actually quite liked the first book - it was cute, whimsical and happy. And I'm not saying I'll never read them, they're just not my priority now. And sure I might pick them up again when I need a cutesy read. I know they're a lot of people's 'guilty pleasure' books just because they're so troped and cheesy, and I usually like that on certain levels. IDKKKK I just don't feel like reading them! I may let myself be convinced though ^-^
6. Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
*Shields myself and my books from gasps*. I know, Red Queen is one of the new bigger series. I really enjoyed book one, but book two... I had a hard time getting through it. Mare became insufferable, and I didn't like any of the characters anymore. The plot became super intense - almost violently so - and when the third book hit the shelves a few days ago I had no interest in picking it up.
There's a few more books that could have made a list, but I am more tempeted to read them. I might make a different list of books I'd have to be convinced to read!
What series did you start and lost interest in? Let me know! :D
Have a great day!