10 Book Series I've Most Recently Abandoned

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

While in quarantine, it seems I’ve been more likely to abandon books (to hopefully pick up later). I usually push my way through anything, even when I’m not liking a book. However, since I’m stuck in the house, it’s difficult to say when a reading slump may be coming on. In hopes of avoiding a slump, I’ve been very picky with my books. That’s exactly the case with these books since I’ve decided once and for all that I will not be continuing in the following series.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: The Last 10 Books I’ve Abandoned:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: I finished the first book in the series when the movie released. However, the dystopian genre with a rebellion/revolution plot is a bit overplayed. It’s not something I gravitate towards anymore. However, Alexandra Bracken’s time traveling duology series, Passenger, was fantastic!

Eve by Anna Carey: I read Eve back when I was in high school. It’s a dystopian novel, and that’s all I can remember about it. It’s just not a series for me.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake: I don’t have a good reason why I’m abandoning this one. I enjoyed the first one and thought it was dark and creepy at times. I just never picked up the sequel and now that I’ve waited too long, I’d have to reread the first. Maybe I’ll return to it someday.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: No, no, don’t get me wrong. I continue to finish out the original trilogy. I’ve already read the first two in the series and intend to read the third sometime this year. However, the newer books just don’t appeal to me.

The Conqueror's Saga by Kiersten White: While I adored White’s writing in And I Darken, as well as in her other books like the Paranormalcy series, I thought the pacing of this one was way too slow. I will not be continuing in this series.

Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon: My brother read and enjoyed this series so I thought I’d give it a try. Maybe readers have to be familiar with her adult fantasy series which this young adult series is a spin off of. However, I felt a little lost reading the first book, Infinity, and it just wasn’t for me.

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: I know, blasphemy! Especially now that Illuminae is as hyped as the first day it came out. I thought it was just okay. Mind you, I don’t really like science fiction. I loved the mixed media approach and was happy to find other books in other genres that experiment that way too, like The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead: I adored Mead’s Vampire Academy books and Soundless, a superb standalone fantasy. The Glittering Court turned out to be unexpected, as the synopsis didn’t really prepare me for what was in store. Seeing, also, as each book in the series follows a different character, I don’t see the point in continuing when I didn’t much care for the first book.

Beautiful Idols by Alyson Noel: Back in high school, I was obsessed with reading anything by Noel but most of her plots involve high school and drama, which is not something I pick up anymore. Her most recent series has way too much drama. While I tried reading the first book, I just don’t think I could force myself to continue on in the series.

The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith: I was a hardcore Vampire Diaries fan back in the day. Yet, when L.J. Smith stopped writing the books and the publisher continued the series under ghost writers, I just didn’t want to continue.

What series have you abandoned recently?

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  1. It's good that you know your limits.

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  2. Well, I don't consider myself abandoning the Vampire Diaries series because it's not the original series. It's not L.J.'s work, so after that first NEW trilogy, that was it for me. Until she self-published two additions to her series. I still need to read those! Lol. But for me, I don't call it abandoning if someone else took it over. ;)

    Shatter Me and Illuminae are faves of mine! I do plan to finish The Glittering Court at some point, though I only read the first book last year, I don't think I'm too far behind yet despite the series being concluded! Lol. Plus books 2 & 3 are in my TBR pile! And I Darken is one I've pretty much abandoned because despite owning ARCs of books 1 & 2 I've had no desire to crack them open. The same can be said of The Darkest Minds, but I haven't decided to part with those yet! Lol.

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  3. I haven't read any of the Vampire Diaries books, but the fact that the later books in the series are ghostwritten does disappoint me a little.

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  4. I don't really like science fiction either and gave Illuminae 2 stars. So, you aren't alone.

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