I have a bad habit of reading the first book in a series when it first comes out, LOVING it, but then never keeping up with the series when the next books come out. It’s just so hard to remember how much you loved the first book when the second book finally comes out like twelve months later. The excitement definitely gets lost somewhere in all those months.
So here are eight series I never continued (mostly for the above reason). Let me know if you’ve read any of these and whether or not they’re worth finishing!
I’ve read Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress and loved them all. For some reason I just never got around to reading Winter. Now I’m afraid it’s been so long that I won’t remember anything from the first three books and I might need to reread those first!
I’m iffy about finishing the Partials Sequence. I LOVED the first book and gave it five stars, but I didn’t love Fragments; I only gave it three stars. I think that’s the main reason I never continued onto the third book. Have you read it?
Oh, Insignia. I think this is similar to The Lunar Chronicles in that it’s been so long since I’ve read books one and two that I’m afraid I’ll go into Catalyst (book three) not remembering anything. I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not finishing the series because I did love the story and genre of the first two. They’re totally “Ashley books”.
Legend was the first Marie Lu book I read and I loved it HARD. I just never got onto reading the second book, Prodigy. I guess it just fell through the cracks. Is the rest of the series as epic as the first book?
Throne of Glass is different from other series on this list because I made the decision to stop reading the series… but I’m wondering if I should give it another chance. I gave Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight both five stars—I ADORED them. But then I gave Heir of Fire a sad two stars. I thought it was boring, didn’t love the new points of view, and it was lacking the romance I fell so in love with.
So what do you think? Should I continue on and give Queen of Shadows a try?
Falling Kingdoms isn’t actually a completed series yet. The final book isn’t due to be published until February 2018. But I’m still way behind! I gave the first book five stars, but only gave the second one three stars which was a bummer. I think that’s why I never continued onto book three. But I think I want to give it another chance. Maybe I’ll start over with rereading book #1 and then just continue on. What do you think?
I looooved The Book of Ivy so, so much. It really surprised me (in a good way). But then when the second book came out I just never read it. I’m not even sure why—it’s just sitting on my Kindle. I think I read that people were a tad disappointed with the second book and that put me off it. Have you read it?
I really enjoyed the first book in this series but never continued past that. I’ve forgotten everything from book one so if I do decide to read two and three I will definitely need to reread the first book!