More possible unpopular opinions….. apparently I’m a fan of torturing you all! This was a hard list for me to make. It’s rare for me to DNF a book. I’ve probably only ever DNF’d 2 books in my life. Series are much of the same. Even when I don’t enjoy a series, once I start, I still feel like I need to know how it ends. But, I have come across a few that I really don’t care if I follow through on them. There are more important things for me to read! So, here are the 5 series that I won’t be finishing:
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THE DARK ARTIFICES SERIES by Cassandra Clare
I’ve mentioned this book a few times. I wanted so badly to love it. The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of my all time favourite trilogies! But this one I just couldn’t get into. I’m over the whole shadow hunter world and find that she’s writing in too many twists and unnecessary drama. It’s way too over the top for me!
THE BROOKLYN BRUJA’S SERIES by Zoraida Córdova
This one makes me sad. I think this is one of the most beautiful covers of all time! The sugar skull face paint, the subtle background, the colours, and the font, are all perfection. I also anticipated that I would fall head over heels for this one! But it fell flat. I couldn’t connect with the characters or the world no matter how hard I tried. All of the elements I love were there, but I felt zero connection to it.
THE WORD$ SERIES by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Yet another one that makes me really sad. This is still one of the most interesting premise’s I’ve ever heard of. There was SO MUCH potential there! But the execution was the problem and I felt like there were so many missed opportunities. It felt like the author was trying to be secretive with the information and reveal things as either plot twists or as the series went along. But the amount of missing information kept me confused and in the dark for too long. I have no regrets saying that I won’t continue this one!!
FLAME IN THE MIST SERIES by Renée Ahdieh
Another sad one. I loved her Wrath and the Dawn series SO much! I remembered finishing the first book in that series and literally quivering because I needed more!! The world and the characters were so vivid and vibrant and it invoked so much emotion in me!!! But this series was just blah. It missed all the character development she did so well in the Wrath and the Dawn series, Also the writing felt a little forced. She seemed to miss all of the beautiful, descriptive, and flowery writing I came to love. I just don’t feel connected enough with this story or the characters to continue.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE TRILOGY by Beth Revis
I’m undecided here. I enjoyed the first one. It reminded me of a few other books and movies I love, but there seemed to be something missing. I don’t remember there being anything necessarily wrong with it, but I don’t have a strong desire to continue. I may at some point, but I doubt it will be soon.
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- Stuck in Fiction
- Dim Screen
So those are the series I don’t plan to finish. This isn’t to say that things won’t change in the future. I’ll never say never really. But these are the ones that I doubt I’ll ever pick up again. What series (if any) do you plan to not finish?
Until next time, happy reading!