Book Series I Won’t Finish
Hi, guys! I am back this week with a post in which (as the title suggests) I talk about the book series that I will no longer finish. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as not connecting with the story, not having enough time to finish them or simply because I felt like I have better books to read. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely DNF books because I always get that feeling that I need to know how it would end. But when I do, that’s when I know that it didn’t really work for me. At all. On this list, I’ve mostly read the first and second books in the series and I then decided to stop for the reasons mentioned above.
Although, I do have a couple of books that I’m still not 100% sure if I should stop reading them. I might do a separate post for that and maybe ask for your opinion or suggestions especially those who have read them. But for now, here are the books that I will no longer continue to read.
Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
This series was quite difficult for me to let go. I read and loved the first book, Delirium, back in 2011 and it was one of the best reads I’ve had. The plot was original and the writing was compelling. But when I started to read Pandemonium, something felt flat. It took me ages to finish it. Then I just couldn’t continue on with Requiem. I couldn’t connect with the characters anymore and most of all, I found myself not enjoying it any longer.
Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
This was one of those books in which I immediately decided on that I won’t be continuing on with the rest of the books. It was easy to read and it was pretty fast-paced. But it didn’t really stick out with me. The plot and characters felt bland, especially the protagonist, there was nothing memorable about her or her story. It made me feel like I’ve read this kind of story before and met the character before as if it was literally a recycled story from other dystopian books.
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
The first book was hyped up when it came out which was understandable because the plot sounded interesting (at the time) and the writing style seemed somewhat different? Plus, the hype for dystopia books at the time was on its peak. I decided to not read the next book, and the entire series for that matter, because I got on a terrible dystopia slump so I basically avoided that particular genre around that time.
Or until now, I think. Lol.
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Confession: I’ve never had a good experience in reading books with faeries on them. It’s weird because there are tons of them. The books I’ve read in the past had never given me lasting impressions the way other fantasy races do. Unfortunately, Marr’s Wicked Lovely books didn’t cut it as well. The first book was really jarring that I ended up just skimming it. It’s just wasn’t the right book for me. But I still have hope! I do believe there’s a book out there with faeries just waiting for me to pick them up. If you have suggestions, please do so 🙂
Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush was the reason why I started to book blog! I loved the first book so much that I needed to tell people how awesome it was for me. I couldn’t contain my feels and that’s when I stumble upon the world of book blogging. Eventually, I became one of those girls who fell for Patch and all the other mysterious and brooding males on young adult novels who preceded and succeeded him. It’s a thing! Let’s face it, it was not the best plotted and/or written books, but I genuinely had a good time reading the first two books. But as years went by, I just found other books that I feel more inclined to really invest my time in.
Divergent series by Veronica Roth
In the case of this series, it was pretty much similar to my situation and feelings for Shatter Me. Again, Divergent was really popular at the time and I got carried away with it. The plot was different and exciting for some people. I only read the first book and then I read it again when I’m much older. I realized then how much I don’t really like the story. I mean, the entire faction system? Meh. I just don’t buy it.
The Selection series by Keira Cass
First of all, up until today, I’m not really sure why I decided to read this book. Maybe because the cover looks amazing. Or maybe because this series was pitched as “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor’ Maybe what piqued my interest was ‘The Hunger Games’ part and not so much as ‘The Bachelor’ part because I just hate that show. But my friend and I swapped books and this was the book she loaned me. I gave it a chance and hoped that my first impression was wrong. But it was too shoddy and bland since the beginning that it was too stressful for me to continue. I DNF-ed it. It gave me the same vibe with the Red Queen. Not for me.
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Aside from Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments series was my fix right after the Harry Potter books and films. It was a fantasy series and it was written so well that I immediately got myself so lost in. I devoured the first three books. I LOVED THEM. I thought Clare wrapped it up nicely and perfectly, and so when she announced that she will publish three more books, I felt a mix of emotion. I kind of wish she would move on and create other things apart from Shadowhunters.
And that’s my list! What are the books you don’t plan on continuing to read? Share them in the comment below! 🙂