Top 10 Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish


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I know, it’s been awhile. I wrote a post about it, but basically: my computer broke and I’m moving to San Diego in a month. Anyway….


  1. Caraval by Stephenie Garber , Review

For some reason, I was SO excited about Legendary. I mean, bought the dang book the day it was released. But I  hated it so much I couldn’t finish it and I immediately donated it to Goodwill. Yeah, a little rash, but I was bitter. I hated Tella’s character. I could not relate to her at all, and I never felt like she was realistic. The romance was dry. The plot was predictable. And then there was the writing…I couldn’t deal.


2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass, Review

If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember that I’m kind of obsessed with this series. I mean Rhys…UGH. This book series ruined fantasy romances for me (in a good way). HOWEVER, after the second book, the magic was lost for me. I couldn’t even finish book three. But whatever. I got my fill in the first two books, and I still love them.


3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Review

I hated this book so much. It felt like it was trying to be the YA Game of Thrones, and I’m so tired of seeing that in a series. I like an edgy book, but it has to feel natural, and that can be hard to pull of.

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4. The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This book was DEFINITELY trying to be the Game of Thrones for teens. The plot was pretty interesting (but also way too similar to Red Rising), and it all sounded so promising. But the execution just felt too cheesy for me. I even tried reading the second book. I didn’t like it any better.


5. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Okay, here’s the thing. I actually liked this book, and this is coming from someone who is completely over the dystopian genre. The world was fascinating, and I liked the characters. However, someone spoiled the ending for me, and emotionally, I can’t go through with the series. Not happening.

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6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

This was another book I loved. However, like Divergent, it was spoiled for me. If I know I’m not going to like the ending, I can’t keep reading it. Stupid. I know.

wrath and dawn

7. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdeih

I’m actually on the fence with this one. I really enjoyed this book, but I don’t know if I enjoyed it enough to read the second book. I feel like I got what I wanted from one book, and even though there was a cliffhanger, I’m not all that intrigued.

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8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Okay, here it goes. I liked this book, but I’m lazy. This book was long. The other books are long. I don’t really mind long books, if they keep my interest. But did I like it enough to keep reading really long books? Nope.


9. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Review

I thought I would love this book, but I guess that was the problem. I shouldn’t have hyped it up so much because it wasn’t what I was expecting (and not in a good way). I just thought it was boring, mostly because I wasn’t that crazy about the main character.

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10. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, Review

I picked this up because I wanted to read “trash”. Not necessarily like Fifty Shades of Gray trash (which isn’t something I’ll ever read because it sounds so messed up), but you know, not high quality literature or even, you know, good literature. This seemed like it would be a fun romance. It wasn’t. I hated it.


Anyway, let me know if any of these made your list too. Or if you loved them and want to prove me wrong :).

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish

  1. inkbiotic says:

    Totally with you on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there were some interesting ideas and characters in there, but it needed serious editing. The story didn’t justify that kind of length. I haven’t read the others, but now I know what to avoid, so thank you for sharing 😉

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