As a reader it is almost impossible to escape the series these days. They spring forth in almost every genre and so go on and on. I love series and I am even committed to a lengthy one here and there. But sometimes you come across a series that don’t quite catch your attention.
Like with individual books I often have a hard time dnfing a series. I don’t like not finishing something even if I know that my opinion about a series won’t be swayed by that last book in the series. In some cases it even becomes worse. And yet, here I am still going on, intending to finish all those series I started.
On occasion however I have given up on some series. Some after the first book, others at the very end, others who I already had purchased completely. It happens, rarely, but it happens. I am trying to be better at this. I have to learn to let go a little earlier than I do now.
This topic was as always prompted by Top Ten Tuesday, hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl.
Read Only One
The Inheritance Cycle / Read 1 out of 4 / Ongoing / Just never picked up the second one
This already appeared on my unhaul pile a while ago so I am sure it is no surprise to see it here. Despite it having dragons it never could quite capture my attention. And yes there is a 5th coming out at some point.
Fallen / Read 1 out of 5 / Finished / Absolutely refused to pick up the second
Fallen is one of those few books I rated 1 star a few years ago. Even I didn’t want to torture myself more through a second book.
The Young Elites / Read 1 out of 3 / Finished / Disinterest
I wasn’t quite so taken with The Young Elites and while I had the second one I could not motivate myself to pick up the second one.
Rebel of the Sands / Read 1 out of 3 / Finished / Disinterest
The Winner’s Trilogy / Read 1 out of 3 / Finished / Disinterest
The above two I actually really enjoyed reading the first books of and rated both 4 stars and yet I never quite bothered to pick up the second one. It was enjoyable at the moment but out of sight is out of mind in this case.
Morganville Vampires / Read 1 out of 15 / Finished / DNF second book
I thought the first book was quite average. But I got a few scattered throughout the series quite cheap so I wanted to give it a try. But I could not get into that second book at all and after 30 pages I kept putting it back down. I kept telling myself that I would pick it back up at some point but I have officially marked the second book as dnf now.
Vampire Academy / Read 5 out of 6 / Finished / Disinterest
Why not just finish this series when I read 5 already and I asked myself that many times. But everytime I even thought about picking up that big sixth one I could not get myself to actually do it. I quite enjoyed the first three books, was very dissapointed by the fourth one but thought the fifth one was a step up from that again. But I just lost interest in the characters.
The Maze Runner / Read 2 out of 5 / Finished / DNF third book
I honestly should have stopped reading book 2 but I pushed through and it became another 1 star read. I had such high hopes after the first book but nope.
Watersong / Read 2 out of 4 / Finished / Annoyance
I heard such good things about Amanda Hocking that when I saw the second book I on impulse bought it and later got the first book as an ebook deal. I should not have. The characters and romance annoyed me so much.
Lorien Legacies / Read 3 out of 7 / Finished / Annoyance
I saw the movie I Am Number Four long before I ever picked up the book but I was very curious after seeing it. It certainly wasn’t the best movie but the book could only be better. I’m not sure it was… I ended up reading the first three but it never truly picked up and I got annoyed with the characters and the lack of plot in places.