Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Hope to Finish This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is...

Series I Hope to Finish This Year!

Again, I had to come up with my own topic (TTT is on a break), and since I have been thinking about doing a series finale reading month recently, I thought I would make a list of the series I must read the finales for.  In my mind, I was trying to determine why I have yet to read these, and obviously one big obstacle is not having the book, but there is also that fear of disappointment or not wanting to leave the world, which I had discussed earlier this year. Anyhow, these are ten series enders, which I hope to read this year.

Crooked Kingdom
Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows, #2
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

I was so blown away by Six of Crows! I now understood the genius that is Leigh Bardugo, and this series was perfect. It's a duology - only two books, yet this book has been out for almost a year, and I have yet to read it. Sad to say, I do not own this book. I did check and my library has a physical copy, but you know about me and physical books.

The Midnight Star
Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites, #3
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Both The Young Elites and The Rose Society were 5-star reads for me. I loved them and I love Marie Lu, but also, a year has passed and I have not read this book. Fact: I have deprived myself of buying new books, because I have so many that are unread. In order for me to purchase it must be both a book in a series that I have already started and on sale. I have not seen a sale for this, so I have not purchased, but again, there is a physical copy at my library.

Martina Boone
Series: The Heirs of Watson Island, #3
Publisher: Simon Pulse

I fell in love with this series and Eight -- who wouldn't love Eight? I was so swept away by Compulsion, and I loved the direction Boone took the series in Persuasion. I actually won a book of choice from Tanya at Girl Plus Books and I chose this book. So chances of me reading this before the end of the year are really good, because not only do I have the book, I also requested the ebook.

Gennifer Albin
Series: Crewel World, #3
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

I remember reading Crewel on my co-bloggers recommendation years ago, and I loved this concept of being able to weave and manipulate reality. The second book, Altered, also did not disappoint. This is where it gets embarrassing. I went to the Fierce Reads tour for this book. I have a signed copy of this book, and it is still unread. I know I am trash, but again, I am more apt to read a book on my Kindle than one on the shelf.

Front and Center
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Series: Dairy Queen, #3
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

This one is not as embarrassing. I had seen this series mentioned several time, and decided to check it out. I was totally charmed by it, and Overdrive had the first two books, Dairy Queen and The Off Season, in audio. I plowed through these, and then found that Overdrive did not have the other books. However, my library does appear to have the physical book, so all is not lost, and I will be able to see how this story arc concludes. *The 4th book looks like a companion, so I am calling this the last book.

Shiny Broken Pieces
Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
Series: Tiny Pretty Things, #2
Publisher: HarperCollins

I loved Tiny Pretty Things. I could not get over how twisted and delicious this story about cut-throat dancers was. The obstacle here is that I don't have the next book. My library does not have it. Overdrive does not have it. Hoopla does not have it. Therefore, I will have purchase said book.

Dangerous Deception
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Series: Dangerous Creatures, #2
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I am HUGE Beautiful Creatures/Caster Chronicles fan, and I was so excited when I heard Link and Ridley were getting their own books. Noor, Kiersten, and I even went to the book tour event for Dangerous Creatures. This book kept me sort of in the world I was already missing, while introducing some great new parts. The ending of this book was quite cruel, to where it seemed like anyone of any import was in peril of dying. I then waited the requisite year for the next book, and I have the next book, but I have not read it, because I am the worst.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

I am so in love with the Song sisters, I want them to make me an honorary sister. Lara Jean is one of my favorite YA contemporary heroines. There is just something so old fashioned, sweet, and endearing about her. I was feeling pretty good at the end of book 2, my ship was sailing along nicely, but when I heard there was going to be a third book, I got a little nervous that Han was going to sink my ship. I do not have this book, but it is at the brick and mortar library, and chances are good I will check it ou.

The Fiercest Joy
Shana Abe
Series: The Sweetest Dark, #3
Publisher: Five Rabbits Inc

When Kiersten gave me The Sweetest Dark, I fell in love with this world and Abe's lush and beautiful writing. There was something that happened, which kind of soul crushing, but I still pushed on and read The Deepest Night. Then Abe's book deal went awry. Fast forward four years, and it's here. The final book is here. Now I just need to buy the book.

Sarah Rees Brennan
Series: The Lynburn Legacy, #3
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Another recommendation from Kiersten, which I really enjoyed. I loved the mystery and the feel of Unspoken. I knew I wanted to read more. Untold picked up and expanded on all that we learned in the pervious book, maybe even being a little darker than its predecessor, and I was so ready for that last book, and four years later, I have not finished this series. This is anther I would have to buy the book for, but you know, it could happen.

What series do you hope to finish this year?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. Ahh you definitely have to read Crooked Kingdom! It was more awesome than Six of Crows if it's even possible. Also I need to read The Midnight Star too. I love the previous 2 books, and the only reason why I haven't read it is because I'm afraid it won't end well xD

    1. That fear of the ending disappointing me is a HUGE reason I do not finish series. I think I developed it when I read Allegiant. 😂 I think I may have been avoiding Crooked Kingdom because I heard there was a death. I never deal well with that.

  2. I haven't read any of these, but I hope you enjoy them!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/top-ten-tuesday-115/

    1. All quality series, now I just need to see how they end

  3. I loved Crooked Kingdom- more than Six of Crows, actually! And I need to read Rose Society and Midnight Star too. Lara Jean was really good, too! I have SO many series to finish, it is really bad. I used to be awesome at finishing series and then... well, Idk what happened? Blogging, I think hahah. Great list, I hope you get to them all!

    1. It's that year between nooks. The series I have been most successful with are one's that were completed prior to me starting them. Sad but true.

  4. I *still* need to read the Crow duo and Jenny Han's series. Both are on my highly anticipated reads list though, so hopefully - if not this year, early next year I'll prioritize them. Hope you can read all of these, Sam.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland! :)

    1. I consider myself a contemporary reader, so Laura Jean obviously ticked off all the right boxes for me. But I was really surprised by how much I loved SoC! I feel like writing this post will put the appropriate amount of pressure on me to actually finish these series. 🤣

  5. I was so lucky to obtain a copy of Shiny Broken Pieces! :D Both books from the library but I might even consider purchasing them sometime in the future, they were surprisingly pretty good and I might even want to re-read them later, I don't know! Good luck with your goal, it seems like a massive undertaking! I am the worst at finishing series so..... *awkward silence*

    Like, there's Champion by Marie Lu. And Pathfinder by Alexandra Bracken. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo... honestly, I can go on forever, but the list is pretty depressing to think about.

    Cass @ Words on Paper

    1. I got chills and have some tears leaking out just thinking about Champion. Loved it!

  6. I am finishing the Lara Jean Always and Forever series finally! I want to be an honorary sister too! lol

    1. Right! I loved the dynamic with the sisters. It was a huge part of the book's charm for me. 😊

  7. This is such a great list. I bet you'll love the last book in the Lara Jean series, there is so much cuteness <3
    Megan @ http://www.wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Lara Jean is high on my list, and I know I can get a copy. My master series finishing plan has begun

  8. I still need to start these series. I am always so far behind. I hope you enjoy all of them.

    1. I am actually trying NOT to start any new series until I finish a few, but you know, shiny, new books are pretty....

  9. I have not read any of these series, but have a lot of them on my TBR list! I hope you get through them!

    1. My TBR is more like a wishlist, so I totally understand.

  10. So many series - and I haven't read a single one. LOL Actually, that's not quite true. I read the first book from two of these series and decided not to continue. I read Beautiful Creatures (I think that was the name of the first book?) and didn't really care for it. And I read To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Again, just... meh. I felt like the MC read way younger than she actually was and it just wasn't working for me. Good luck getting these series completed!

    1. Beautiful Creatures was a series that became more meaningful the further you get into the series. The one I need to finish was a spinoff, and I liked how it took the Caster mythology and expanded on it. I think I personally was as "young" as Lara Jean. Maybe that is why I love her so much. She is this old soul bucking the conventional teenage system. But you know what they say, different books, different readers. =)

  11. I've had the The Heirs of Watson Island Series by Martina Boone in my TBR pile since the first book released and it's already on the 3rd book of the series? Time just flew by!

    1. I think the last book came out last year, but I just got it a few months ago. I think she got them out pretty quick, one each year.