Monday 8 June 2015

Amanda's Series Relationship - 2015 Update

Last year, I took inspiration from Nitzan and talked about my series relationship, what series I'd finished, started and planned on finishing, started and was unsure about continuing and series I wanted to started. If I could be so frank, it was a pretty nifty idea that revealed that I, am was a bit of a series un-finish-er. Fast forward over a year and I thought it would be fun (ha! who am I kidding?!) to take a look at the that relationship status now, see whether I have improved, take a look at where I stand with series, and cry over all the new series I intend to read. Essentially, I'm just digging myself into a worse hole I was already in. Fabulous, worthy post then, right? I thought so. So it begins..

Series Finished And/Or Up-To-Date

Last year, for those who haven't taken a look at last years post (you probably should consider it, I'll be here when you get back), I had technically four series I was either finished with that had all their installments released, or series that were partially released and I'd read all books released. I'm proud to say, I've definitely done away with that measly number in the last year/few months..

Series Featured:

  • Hearts by Keris Stainton: Jessie Hearts NYC, Emma Hearts LA
  • The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa: Iron King, Iron Daughter, Iron Queen, Iron Knight
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini: Starcrossed, Dreamless, Goddess
  • Faith by Candy Harper: Have a Little Faith, Keep the Faith
  • Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox: The Dead Girls Detective Agency, Dead Girls Walking
  • Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter: I'd Tell You, Cross My Heart, Don't Judge, Only The Good, Out of Sight, United We Spy
  • Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins: Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril, Sweet Reckoning
  • Curse Workers,  by Holly Black: White Cat, Red Glove, Black Heart
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

  • Face Time by S.J. Pajonas: Face Time
  • Unknown Assassin by Allen Zadoff: The Hit, The Mission
  • The Legion by Kami Garcia: Unbreakable, Unmarked
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White: Mind Games, Perfect Lies
  • Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky: Awaken, Middle Ground, Still Point
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan: Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titans Curse, Battle of Labyrinth, Last Olympian
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night, Into the Still Blue
  • Variants by Susanne Winnacker: Imposter, Defector
  • Worldwalker by Josephine Angelini: Trial by Fire

  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy: Books #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #7.5, #8, #8.5, #9
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter: Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, Perfect Scoundrels
  • Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: Red Pyramid, Throne of Fire, Serpents Shadow
  • Anna by Kendare Blake: Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares

  • Otherworld by Skylar Dorset: The Girl Who Never Was, The Boy With the Hidden Name
  • Tom Hoyle Standalones: Thirteen, Spiders
  • Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly: Deep Blue, Rogue Wave
  • If Only by A.J. Pine: If Only, What If
  • Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan: Lost Hero, Son of Neptune, Mark of Athena, House of Hades, Blood of Olympus
  • Embassy Row by Ally Carter: All Fall Down
  • White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter: Alice in Zombieland, Through the Zombie Glass, Queen of Zombie Hearts
  • Ladybirds by Jenny MacLachlan: Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb
  • Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest

  • Never Never by Colleen Hoover/Tarryn Fisher: Part One
  • Half Life by Sally Green: Half Bad, Half Wild
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Red Queen
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Naturals, Killer Instinct
  • Strawberry Sisters by Candy Harper: Perfectly Ella
  • Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee: Angelfall, World After, End of Days
  • Angelbound by Christina Bauer: Angelbound, Scala, Armageddon, Maxon
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Series I Need To Continue/Finish

What kick started the last edition of this post was wanting to know how many series I leave unread and thankfully, I wasn't too bad at it backtracking a year ago, and I'm pleased to say, I really don't think I'm doing too bad this year either.. am I?

Series Featured:

  • Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince | Clockwork Princess
  • Dirty Monsters by Jackie Trippier Holt: Freaks Like Us, Bloody Secrets | Lies and Lures
  • Anna - French Kiss by Stephine Perkins: Anna - French Kiss | Lola - Boy Next Door, Isla - Happily Ever After
  • Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: Bones, Ashes, Glass | Fallen Angels, Lost Souls, Heavenly Fire
  • Pivot Point by Kasie West: Pivot Point | Split Second
  • Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce: Sister's Red, Sweetly | Fathomless, Cold Spell
  • Courier Daughter's Trilogy by C.J. Redwine: Defiance | Deception, Deliverance
  • Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa: Immortal Rules | Eternity Cure, Forever Song
  • Heart of Dread by Melissa de la Cruz: Frozen | Stolen

  • Goddess War by Kendare Blake: Antigoddess | Mortal Gods, Ungodly
  • Everneath by Brodi Ashton: Everneath | Everbound, Evertrue
  • Summer by Jenny Han: Summer I Turned Pretty | Its Not Summer Without You, We'll Always Have Summer
  • The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo: Shadow and Bone | Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising

  • Starters by Lissa Price: Starters | Enders
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: The Raven Boys, Dream Thieves | Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Raven King
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight | Heir of Fire
  • Dark Star by Bethany Frenette: Dark Star, Burn Bright | Fire Fall
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth: Divergent | Insurgent, Allegiant
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga: The Hunt Killers | Game, Blood of my Blood
  • One Night by A.J. Pine: One Night | Untitled
  • Red Eye by Various Authors: Flesh and Blood | Bad Bones, Sleepless
  • The Program by Suzanne Young: The Remedy | The Program, The Treatment

Series Started that Need Consideration

Starting a series and finding yourself either a little disappointed or just not feeling anything particular about the first installment, that makes deciding whether to continue the series the most frustrating and horrible feeling in the world. What if it gets better? What if it gets worse? What if it stays, meh? Having to choose is always hard, and of course, I have a few that need some thought..

Series Featured:

  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis: Across the Universe | A Million Suns, Shades of Earth
  • Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: The Knife of Never Letting Go, Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men
  • Dustlands by Moira Young: Blood Red Road | Rebel Heart, Raging Star
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman: If I Stay | Where She Went

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore: Graceling | Fire, Bitterblue
  • Lose My Sense by Sera Bright: See Through Me | Only Your Touch
  • Legend by Marie Lu: Legend | Prodigy, Champion
  • Books of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater: Lament | Ballad
  • Lowcountry Ghost Story by Lyla Payne: Not Quite Dead | Not Quite Cold, Not Quite True
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: The 5th Wave, Infinite Sea | The Last Star
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard: Splintered | Unhinged, Ensnared
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: Monument 14 | Sky on Fire, Savage Drift
  • Spooks Apprentice by Joseph Delaney: Apprentice, Curse, Secret, Battle | #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13

Series I'd Like To Start Soon-ish?

If it wasn't already completely clear to you, I love myself some series and I'm constantly buying, receiving or wanting to start new series, to the point where it's one of the many things I'm tracking in my spreadsheets this year, but I've collected a lot of series starters that I'd like to read, soon, or at least in the near future. In fact, why don't some of you tell me which I should be starting!

Series Featured:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: Smoke and Bone, Blood and Starlight, Gods and Monsters
  • Breathe by Sarah Crossan: Breath, Resist
  • Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon: Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson, I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody: Unremembered, Unforgotten, Unchanged
  • Unwind Dystology by Neil Shusterman: Unwind, Unwholly, Unsouled, Undivided
  • Avry of Kazan by Maria V. Snyder: Tough of Power, Scent of Magic, Taste of Darkness
  • Slated by Teri Terry: Slated, Fractured, Shattered
  • The Pledge by Kimberly Derting: The Pledge, The Essence, The Offering
  • Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor: Prep School Confidential, Wicked Little Secrets, Deadly Little Sins

  • Goddess Test by Aimee Carter: Goddess Test, Goddess Interrupted, Goddess Inheritance
  • Also Known As by Robin Benway: Spy Society, Sleuth and Dare
  • Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: Unbecoming of Mara, Evolution of Mara, Retribution of Mara
  • Boomerang by Noelle August: Boomerang, Rebound, Bounce

  • Burn for Burn by Jenny Han/Siobhan Vivan: Burn for Burn, Fire with Fire, Ashes To Ashes
  • Call of the Forgotten by Julie Kagawa: Lost Prince, Iron Traitor, Iron Warrior
  • Blackcoat Rebellion by Aimee Carter: Pawn, Captive, Queen
  • St. Judes Academy by Lucy Carver: Young Gifted & Dead, Killing You Softly
  • To All the Boys by Jenny Han: To All The Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You
  • Shadow Ravens by Aileen Erin/Lola Dodge: Cipher, Quanta
  • Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner: Nobody's Princess, Nobody's Prize
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry: Pushing the Limits, Dare To You, Crash Into You, Take Me On
  • Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood: Born Wicked, Star Cursed, Sister's Fate

What progress have you made with your series?


  1. Wow. I'd say you're doing a pretty darn good job!! :) I wish I could say I'm this good at sticking with series. I tend to shy away from series because the pressure to finish all the books gets very stressful for me. You're rocking it, girl!! :)

    1. As would I Lisa, wow, thank you! I think if you focus on one series at a time, you feel better at it, it's worth a shot ;)

  2. I have this 'series I've started but haven't finished yet' problem too - especially with Enders and Allegiant. I *have* Enders and do want to read it...eventually - but I think I'll need to read Starters again first because it literally has been years. In terms of Allegiant, once it got spoiled for me and I heard some not-so-great things about it, I just lost my motivation to read it - but maybe one day I'll pick it up just for the sake of closure. I can vouch for Slated as a great series to start, it's really a fantastic dystopian with more of a contemporary/realistic edge. Best of luck Amanda, looks like you're doing well so far :)

    Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

    1. Slated is a series I keep /meaning/ to start, and just always forget or gets lost behind other books. I NEED to read it, very soon. I think sometimes closure does help, it might be worth it you know? Give it a shot ;)

  3. Congratulations! Series have been a really hard thing for me to read lately. I read half of a series and just stop for some reason (most of the time to read a new book that just came out). Then, I have to re-read all of them to get back in the mood for the series and to actually understand what is going on.
    So, my list of uncompleted series is about as long as your completed series.
    As for recommendations, you should skip out on the Goddess Test and Slated series. There are just so many better series out there, like the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy (one of my personal favorites) and the Splintered series.
    Good luck tackling all of these books!
    Tessa @ Crazy for YA

    1. I'm really still wary of DoSaB and Splintered, especially after the messy ending of Splintered, but hey, I might just consider them much sooner, so thanks lovely! Good luck with series yourself, must be hard, all the rereading!<3

  4. I love the way you have organized your post, the graphics look awesome :) You have finished soo many series already, I'm horrible with them these days! I actually really liked If I stay, Across The Universe, and Legend. Legend gets better as you read on, The sequel of If I Stay was just so boring and the concept kinda sucked with the goose chase.. I gave up on Graceling though by the second chapter LOL Pushing The Limits and To All The Boys I've Loved Before were really cute series, hope you enjoy them <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. Thanks Benish, that means a lot! I'm really looking forward to Pushing the Limits and To All The Boys, I'm very excited since they're well loved, hopefully I love them too. Across the Universe is a series I need to continue, asap!<3

  5. Interesting idea! Minus a few on the popular, well-known series, I tend to dwindle off around book 4 or 5. I really need to stop that

    1. Oh that's such a shame, think of all the great books you're missing out on. Pick a less popular and give it a go Bri, who knows, it might be the best decision you make!<3

  6. You've done so well with completing series, my series I have started but haven't completed list would be soooo long! I'm terrible with starting series and not finishing them because I always get distracted with the new and shiny. Lovely post Amanda, you're doing really well!

    1. Oh wow, really? Ouch! There's just SO MANY NEW SERIES COMING OUT. Granted, this is fabulous, but bad as well, because now there's more to read.. Thanks though Jeann, I'm sticking with them!<3

  7. This is really cool. I'm not really a goal maker but I love looking at others.

    Personally, I'm really iffy on series because it's a commitment and I have commitment issues lol. However, i think you're making excellent progress with yours. And the amount of ones you want to read are awesome. Always love seeing enthusiasm with books :)

    1. Thanks Nova! I ADORE series, so I'm always looking for more to start, I just can't help it, I'm addicted!<3


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