Hello! I recently saw Mikaela’s post on her least favourite series, and it got me thinking about all the book trilogies and series that I gave up on for whatever reason… So here’s a post on all the book series that I gave up on and why!
The Darkest Minds Trilogy – Alexandra Bracken
I never really loved this series. I gave the book a higher rating than what I wanted on Goodreads because it seemed that everyone on Tumblr loved it and I felt like I was missing something because I didn’t feel the same way… I did actually start the final novel In The Afterlight, but I never made it past the fourth chapter or so. Now I can barely remember the story so I won’t finish this. But I really liked the characters in this series!
The Legal Briefs Series – Emma Chase
I actually enjoyed the first novel, Overruled, a lot! But I tried the second book and I never made it past the first chapter. Maybe I’ll give it another go one day…
Bloodlines Series – Richelle Mead
I never got round to reading the final novel and I don’t really know why. I liked this series a lot but by the time The Ruby Circle was published I just stopped caring about it. I know that the final novel got mixed reviews, and I think I even read spoilers on it but I don’t remember what the spoilers were! I lost interest in this series, which is a shame because I loved Sydney & Adrian.
Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
The outrage!! Yes I gave up on Harry Potter. I didn’t make it past The Chamber of Secrets. If I’d read these books as a child I’m sure I would have loved them. But I sadly didn’t. And twenty-something year old me didn’t really enjoy this series. I was forcing myself to read them just so I could say that I’d read them. Which is silly! So I stopped.
Hudson Valley Series – Alice Clayton
I’ve read Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series and for the most part I really enjoyed it. But I have mixed feelings about this series. The first and second novel were just ‘okay’ to me. I don’t think I will bother with the final novel of the trilogy as a result. (my review of Nuts is here if anyone is curious – I gave it three stars.)
Seductive Nights Series – Lauren Blakely
I gave up this series around book three because I was so bored. I’m trying to think what this series is even about and I can’t! I know Lauren Blakely gets raved about but I feel like every novel of hers I’ve read has been really underwhelming.
Mara Dyer Trilogy – Michelle Hodkin
The only reason I didn’t finish this trilogy was because I forgot what had happened in the first two books and I didn’t want to go back and re-read them! Feel free to spoil me if you’ve read this series!
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Series – Cassie Clare
For this collection of short stories, I picked out the novellas I wanted to read and ditched the rest. I’m so burnt out from the Shadowhunter world; The Mortal Instruments especially. This collection of novellas centres around Simon as he studies at the Shadowhunter Academy. And I feel bad for saying this but I just don’t care about Simon and the rest of TMI characters anymore. So I read maybe three stories from this collection due to my love for The Infernal Devices, but I have zero interest in reading the other stories.
What book series have you given up on? Let me know in the comments!