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Book Series I Walked Away From | #TopTenTuesday 281

This week for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) we are meant to be talking about Fun book titles but that isn’t a prompt that is sparking much inspiration at this moment in time. Recently Molly from Molly’s Book Nook talked about the series she’s given up on for Top Ten Tuesday and I thought it would be a good time to see what series I have walked away from recently. I think I did something like this a few years ago but it has been a while so time to look at how things are standing now.

The Darkest London by Kristen Callihan
Total Books Out: 7
Read: 3
I actually read the first 3 books at the start of this year and I enjoyed them. Each book focused on a different sister and their paranormal romance. And it worked. But now the focus is moving onto side characters and their romances, and honestly I’m just not interested. So I am tapping out here.

St. Rosetta’s Academy by Sandhya Menon
Total Books Out: 1 (but there will be 3 total)
Read: 1
Initially I wanted to see how the next book would play out for one character, but honestly, I’m just not interested. One character can’t save a whole series.

Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
Total Books Out: 10
Read: 6
Last year I binged this series when I was in a bad spot and I enjoyed it at the time. However my interested faded throughout the last two books and now almost a year later I find I have no interest in reading on with these characters. And nothing in the overal plot is hanging in my brain.

Book of the Ice by Mark Lawrence
Total Books Out: 1 (total will be 3)
Read: 1
I read the first book last year and loved it. But then the accusations about Mark Lawrence and reviewers came and, especially his own responses, made me turn my back on this author and series. I will always like the red sister trilogy, and I won’t get rid of it, but I won’t continue to support him.

The Cogheart Adventures by Peter Bunzl
Total Books Out: 4
Read: 2
A Steampunk middle grade was of course going to appeal to me but killing someone’s grandpa and uncle on the page in front of the kiddo with guns and drowning doesn’t fit with the target group with the way it was handled. So I decided to let this one go.

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
Total Books Out: 4
Read: 1
The whole of this book just didn’t work for me. And at this time I couldn’t even tell you what it was about so not memorable at all.

Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton
Total Books Out: 3
Read: 1
I was excited about this. Dragons and an older main character. But it was just so flat in places that it couldn’t grab a hold of me.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Total Books Out: 3
Read: 1
I loved the Magicians when I read the book and still liked it when I reread it a few years ago. But I couldn’t wrestle myself through the next installment.

Hainish Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
Total Books Out: 9
Read: 1
I looked into the Hainish Cycle for a while and finally picked up The Dispossessed. It was the sith book but could be read as a standalone. Unfortunately very little appealed to me in this book and I am not really interested in reading any of the other books in this series.

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Total Books Out: 2
Read: 1
In the end Into the Crooked Place just couldn’t grab my attention enough to want to continue it.

32 thoughts on “Book Series I Walked Away From | #TopTenTuesday 281

  1. Oooooo I find it so hard to set aside a series! Even Miss Peregrine which I seriously fell out of love with in the first trilogy I kind of felt obliged to pick up the fourth book and start of a new trilogy – not sure I’, going to make much effort to read the last two though… but I did pick them up!

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    1. I totally understand that! As I’m getting older and I have to make more choices, I’ve been finding it easier to put a series to the side. But my first inclination is, if I started it I finish it (which is the same motto for dnf-ing books I had for so many years)

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  2. I’ve only really read one LeGuin book and that was Planet of Exile. super short, not super deep, but fun fact it has a lot of plot points from A Game of Thrones (at least seems like it to me)…

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  3. I did a count last year of all my unfinished series, and ended up with 40ish “won’t finish” and 60ish “maybe” and I’m finding it so hard to decide on which of the maybes to abandon. It’s hardest for the ones I liked but didn’t love, cause I sort of want to read on, but they never make it to the top of the TBR pile.

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  4. Ooh, interesting topic and I think I’ll be saving it for a ‘rainy day’ as there are a few that I’ve walked away from. I felt the same way about Wingfeather Saga (which made me sad cos the cover is so awesome LOL) and I sadly didn’t end up loving The Magicians book but the series (s1 anyway) is awesome!

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    1. Same with Wingfaeather.
      Oh I totally understand The Magicians itself is so jarring and Quentin is a puddle of negativity. He is luckily better in the series (though I am not at all up to date on it).

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  5. Oh no, I’m sad to see you gave up on Cogheart! That’s a series I’ve been wanting to read. Yikes, though. What you describe definitely doesn’t sound like it fits with the overall vibe the series gave off. Dragonslayer, too?! Oh man, I didn’t realize this post would have so much bad news in it. xD But … but … look at the fierce dragons on the covers! *flails*

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    1. Right? It just didn’t fit, especially with an MG with the way it happened. Just nope.
      And yeah Dragonslayer didn’t work for me. Too bland for me but maybe you’ll still like it. I was feeling the dragon 10 times more than the humans at least. Burn them all I say.

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