I’m proud that I managed to finish/catch up with so many series last year. I have an unspeakable amount of new series I want to start this year, but before I do that I really want to finish the ones that I’m currently in the middle of. Some of these are new releases, and some I’ve owned for quite some time and for some reason haven’t carried on with them. So here are the top 5 series I need to finish this year!
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The Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres but what’s so unique about this series is that it’s an alternate historical fiction where Hitler won the war and continues his evil campaign. The main character Yael, who is a former death camp prisoner, enters in a bike race so that when she wins she can get close enough to kill Hitler. This book has historical fiction, magical realism, adventure, politics, and romance all mixed in to one interesting package. I was so excited to complete this two book series so I bought the sequel Blood for Blood the week it came out. For some reason or another I haven’t been in a historical fiction mood, but I hope to finish this one soon.
Next on my list is another duology. First of all, the covers and coloured pages of these books are incredible. I wished that more books had coloured pages! Six of crows was so amazing with fantastic characters and plot twists at every turn. I can only imagine how incredible the final book is to this series. I had a really hard time getting into Six of Crows. It starts of very slowly and then all of a sudden you’re whipped into the story and read quickly because you just HAVE to know what happens. From what I’ve been told, Crooked Kingdom begins the very same way. I started off the year so strongly, I was afraid that a slow starting book would start a reading slump, so I’m waiting for the right time to get to this one.
You by Caroline Kepnes was one of my favourite books of 2106. It’s not every day you read a book from a killer/stalkers perspective and end up connecting and rooting for the guy! The main character Joe was an evil, sadistic, creepy guy who was ended up being likeable when he wanted to be. This book was so creepy and interesting and I read it very quickly. The hardcover of Hidden Bodies came out last year but was almost 40.00$, which is way too expensive for a book in my opinion. I patiently awaited for the release of the cheaper paperback and now I just need to find the time to read it! By the way, who designed these covers? Hidden bodies is a great cover but the first one…. they don’t even go together and look like two separate books. Annoying lol
OH MY GOODNESS!! I haven’t had the chance to gush about this series yet. I absolutely do not read romance novels. Romance in books is ok but the genre itself I find boring. Most books don’t have a plot and are just about the sex, love and relationships. But this one – THIS ONE!! This series is a set of 12 short stories about 200 pages long each. It’s about a woman who takes on a job as an escort to earn enough money to pay off her father’s gambling debts. He got into too much trouble, could’t pay it off and was beaten so badly he’s in a coma in the hospital. Each month, she takes on a new client for the entirety of the month. THIS SERIES! Yes there’s love, yes there’s sex, but that not all it is. Each month she meets a new man that teaches her something about herself. She had little to no self confidence and through the relationships with these men, she finds out she’s pretty amazing. Some she loves, some she is great friends with, some are like family, and some she sets up with other people. The growth in this character has put me to tears at times. These books are QUITE descriptive and graphic, so if you’re a teenager or erotica isn’t your thing, please don’t look for these! THIS SERIES – I mean…… my mind is melting. I may have to finish this series this week!
Lastly, The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve finished the first two books in this series but have yet to start the last two. This is hands down one of the most unique and individual ideas that i’ve read in the YA genre. Each and every character has their own role to play in this crazy string of events. Blue is the daughter of a clairvoyant who sees a dead boy, knowing that within the next year he will die. The sighting unsettled her but not so much until she met him in person, still alive and well. Him and his group of friends are Raven Boys which only means trouble, but she’s drawn to him. Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore. This series is a little slow. At times a lot slow. I have almost DNF’d it many times because of it’s pace. But when things get going this series is truly amazing. Even if I finish these books a few chapters at a time, I will finish this series this year!