Sometimes I’m really bad at finishing series, especially if the series isn’t complete. If I read a book and then I have to wait months for the sequel, there is a good chance I won’t continue because I will have forgotten 85% of what happened in the original. Sometimes it happens when the whole series is complete and I love the first book. I just wait too long before actually getting to the 2nd book and then I still forget what happened. I’m getting better at waiting for the majority of the series to be out before I begin, but it’s still an issue.
There are, however, quite a few series that I have knowingly and willingly abandoned. There are some I would consider giving a second chance and others you couldn’t pay me to touch with a 10 foot pole. (Total lie. I would read almost anything if you paid me. Even 50 Shades of Grey.)
Here are 8 series I have abandoned within the past couple of years. These do not include any series where I have DNFed the first book.
Might Give Another Try
- Series: Graceling Realm
- Author: Kristen
- Read: Graceling
I’m not quite sure why I decided to abandon this series as I read is awhile ago and have, of course, forgotten most of it. I did like the book, but I probably didn’t think it was anything special enough to continue on. I don’t think I was invested enough in the world to make reading 2 more books worthwhile.
- Series: Steampunk Chronicles
- Author: Kady Cross
- Read: The Girl in the Steel Corset
I remember being a bit bored while reading this and just wanting it to be over and I think that is why I decided not to continue with the series. But I’m sometimes a mood reader so it is possible that it just wasn’t the right time for me to read this book. I am kind of interested in the series still, so I might give it another try eventually.
- Series: The Moral Instruments
- Author: Casandra Clare
- Read: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls
I read 5/6 of these damn books and then gave up. I did like the first one, so I think I owe it to myself to at least try and finish the series one day, even though I do not like Clare.
- Series: The Selection
- Author: Kiera Cass
- Read: The Selection
It wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be based on all the bad reviews. It was a bit ridiculous, sure, but I remembering finding it entertaining. I feel like the series could be a great beach read so I might try again on vacation.
You Would Have to Pay Me
- Series: Goddess Test
- Author: Aimee Carter
- Read: The Goddess Test
You can read my Goodreads review right here. This book was a complete waste of time and the author destroyed Greek mythology.
- Series: House of Night
- Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- Read: Marked
Not my least favorite book of all time, but definitely up there. I don’t really remember much, but I remember finding it to be completely and totally ridiculous. And I’m sorry, but the spelling “vampyre” just annoys the shit out of me.
- Series: Evernight
- Author: Claudia Gray
- Read: Evernight
I hated this book. It was so fucking stupid. My GR review was simply “I think this is possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. That’s really all i have to say about it.” I think I would charge double to read this one again.
- Series: Castor Chronicles
- Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Sthol
- Read: Beautiful Creatures
My review for Beautiful Creatures is already on this blog. You can read it here. Basically I hated the characters and I was really bored.
What about you guys? Do you abandon series on purpose? If so, what does it take for you to completely give up on a series? Which ones have you abandoned recently?