Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Series I Am Thinking About Abandoning

Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

I only have eight on this week's list, but that is mostly because I am a coward who has a hard time letting go of series.  I am always afraid that, if I abandon an author/series, the next book will just be amazing and I will miss out on it.  These are eight series that I have not given up yet, but am thinking very hard on doing so.  If you have any reasons why I should stick to one or more of these, please let me know in the comments!

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)
1. Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward (paranormal romance)
I still love the early books in this series, but I lost interest after Blay and Qhuinn finally got together.  The plots are getting more elaborate and more characters keep being added that I don't care about.  I may still read The King, but, after what I've heard about The Shadows, I think I'm done.

The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10)
2. Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter (paranormal romance)
I continue to love the premise of this series, but have not been impressed by the writing in the most recent books.  I have started and stopped The Darkest Craving multiple times and can't get into it.  I'm not ready to officially give up, but I am very close.

Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #13)
3. Darkhunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon (paranormal romance)
This is a case of a series that has been going on forever and doesn't know where it is going.  There are characters that I am still interested in like Jaden, Jared, and Spawn.  But, I just don't have faith that the author will ever get to their stories.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
4. Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth (YA dystopian)
I got unwillingly spoiled by the ending of Allegiant shortly after it came out and now I can't make myself open the book.  I am planning on watching the movie version and am hoping that it will convince me to finish the trilogy.

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
5. Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand (YA paranormal)
I liked the first book, but have not been inspired to continue with it.  The dreaded love triangle is strong in this series and I can't handle that anymore.  But, it does still have the distinction of actually showing a decent parent-child relationship in YA fiction.

Iced (Fever, #6)
6. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning (urban fantasy)
I own Iced, but am debating on just giving it away and letting the series end with Shadowfever in my mind.  I didn't mind Dani as a side character, but am not really wanting to read from her point of view.

If You Give A Girl A Viscount (Impossible Bachelors, #4)
7. Impossible Bachelors series by Kieran Kramer (historical romance)
I read the first two books years ago and was never overly impressed with the characterization or plots.  I've heard decent things about Kramer's later series so I may skip on to those if I want to see the evolution of her skills.

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
8. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (YA paranormal)
I know this is super popular, but I spent much of City of Bones annoyed by Jace and wanting to throttle Clary.  I liked the first Infernal Devices book much more so I think I will just hang out in that Cassandra Clare world.


  1. I read If You Give a Girl a viscount and wasn't really impressed with it, so I've never read anything else by Kramer. Maybe I should look into her more recent books. Or wait until you read and review them! :)

    I actually did not like the second book in the Unearthly Trilogy and have never read any more.

    1. I know Kramer does small town contemporaries so maybe you can try those. I've heard similar things about the second Unearthly book so I will probably just skip the rest of the trilogy.

  2. I love Dark Hunters too much to give up, but BDB totally I can't even get into The King
    my ttt

    1. I don't want to quit DH, but I feel like I'm being strung along at times. I've heard good things about Dragonbane so I'll give that a try and see how I feel afterwards. For BDB, I will probably just re-read the early books (especially Lover Eternal and Lover Awakened). Are you going to try the new spin-off she's doing? It sounds interesting.

  3. It's hard to give up on a series. Of yours I quit BDB. I was over that one at Lover Reborn. Whew that book made me want to throw it so hard.

    1. I didn't hate Lover Reborn, but I think that is because I skipped the boring parts. ;) I hate giving up a series that I was previously obsessed with.

  4. I felt the same way about If You Give A Girl ... My TTT

  5. I have yet to start Allegiant yet, for the exact same reason!
    My TTT; https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/top-ten-tuesday-25/

  6. I didn't read this particular series by Kieran Kramer, but I did read Say Yes to the Duke from her House of Brady series. I did not like it at all. I'm not sure if I would recommend this particular book even if you love The Brady Bunch.

    1. Well dang! I was going to try the House of Brady series. I guess I'll get a copy of one of those books from the library in case I feel the same way. Thanks!


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