10 Series I really Should get Back To

Isn’t it so annoying when you pick up a book in a series you loved a year ago and the next one has just come out but you have no idea who anyone is? Who’s this love interest? when did they get together? Why can this girl throw fire all of a sudden and did that guy really die?! Don’t even get me started on those random characters you seemed to have added. Like I thought Jace Wayland was a Demigod at camp half blood throughout most of The Last Olympian.

My point is read the next one in the series asap. This avoids all confusion and muddle. And, because I’m full of great advice and bad decisions, here’s ten series (what’s the plural for that? serieses? serys? seriesss?) that I am currently failing to read and have no idea who anyone is anymore! This is a Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

1. Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Fairly sure this series is now finished and I’m like one book in? Yeah it’s pretty pathetic.

 2. A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

In my defence this book is really large and has really small print and will take dedication and a half decent attention span to finish. The fact that I just went and toasted some crumpets in the middle of that sentence does not bode well.

3. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

This ones not my fault, I don’t own the book yet. I mean that is largely my fault since I haven’t gone to the book shop to actually buy the book, but still. Not my fault.

4. Gilded Cage by Vic James

In my defence I only just read the first one of these! But that does not mean I won’t put of reading the second one for eternity.

5. Fractured by Teri Terry

I don’t even have any excuses for this one. It’s literally sitting on my shelf, I feel judged.


6. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Not technically in the same series (I don’t think so anyway??) but I loved Code Named Verity and would love to dive into her amazing writing again. Just another book on the this never ending stack known, fearfully, as my tbr.

7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I wouldn’t say so much that I haven’t got back to this one more that I’m avoiding it. It’s just I’ve heard things! I don’t know if I can take reading it! Not that I remember who the characters were anymore… was some called three?

8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steivfater

Ok, big fail, I only got up to book three. This summer I’m going to grovel at my lovely friend Jo and beg for the fourth one so I can see if they actually found that king feller before they all get more OP. Seriously, was it just me who thought everyone seemed to level up each book?!

9. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I somewhat recently read the first one (and you should be impressed by that- the thing was brick!) but I haven’t started it’s equally brick-shaped sequal yet.

10. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Not rushing to pick this up after the last one, tbh, but in the theme of ongoing series, here’s one I should try and finish. I do kind of like Apollo.


Wow that list was far too easy to write. Have you read any of these series? Am I in for a treat? If you’ve done this Top Ten Tuesday feel free to link your list and I’ll check it out! And for the love of anything if you know the plural for series please do say.

22 thoughts on “10 Series I really Should get Back To

  1. I completely agree– I really need to get into the habit of reading series all at once when all of the books are out because otherwise they enter Series Oblivion and never get read 🙂 Also, definitely read the Raven Boys series if you get a chance! It’s fantastic ❤

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  2. Your lovely friend Jo is perfectly willing to lend you The Raven King but given that it is my only signed Maggie Stiefvater book, you are being lent it on pain of death if you lose it, because you know how long we waited in that signing line! Yes, the Magnus Chase series is finished, but take your time with the second book, cause I can’t lend you the third one till the next time you come up to Scotland. A Gathering of Shadows is a slow starter but it gets really, really good. I was actually kinda disappointed with Hero At The Fall? It’s okay, but the other two books were definitely better. Rose Under Fire is great, but very sad! Allegiant is so boring, it’s like 500 pages of nothing, so good luck with that one! I liked the second Bone Season a lot better than the first, and if it makes you feel better, then I can tell you that the third book is actually quite thin, definitely not a brick. And I was actually disappointed in The Burning Maze-which makes me so sad to say! Is it bad that I’ve read all but two of these? Whoops!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/top-ten-tuesday-165/

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    1. Don’t remind about that line 😣 I don’t think I can take the pressure of borrowing a signed book- I’ll order it from the library 😂
      I’m sure I can convince Zoe to visit Edinburgh again just to pick up the next Magnus Chase 😂 I’m about to start a Gathering of Shadows so we can fangirl about it during YALC! I read your review for Hero at the Fall, ngl was a little gutted, that series was so good 😔
      I’m not rushing to read Allegiant – I’ve not heard great things! Oooh a non brick from Samantha Shannon?! Have you seen the Priory proofs pictured on Twitter 😮
      I was disappointed in The Dark Prophecy from Trials of Apollo (really should get round to reviewing that one 😂) so might give up on Apollo then…
      I’m fairly sure I read most of these from recommendations from you so it doesn’t surprise me you’ve read most of them 😂 I’ll go check yours out!


      1. Ha ha probably a good shout! Yeah I didn’t think that one would be a problem somehow, Ooh yay, I am definitely up for that. Sorry about that! I was quite gutted too, I was really hoping I could write a raving 5 star review about it. I wouldn’t, but if you really want to read it then I do have a copy I can lend you. Yup, it’s under 400 pages. I have, and I really want one even though it’s gonna take me like a year or more to read it. I mean Burning Maze isn’t bad, but it is very middle booky-I don’t think Trials of Apollo is his best series, Heroes of Olympus and Magnus Chase are better. Ha ha probably!

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  3. Love finding new books to read. Which on this list would you recommend for a new series to read if you had to pick one? Thanks for the help, currently building my summer reading list.

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  4. I love the Shades of Magic books so much! They definitely are easy to sort of put down and not pick up right away, though, haha. The Divergent books are ones I would have been okay not finishing, to be honest. Great list! I hope you get around to the ones you want to soon!

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