Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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10 Series We’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish
- The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon
We tried. We really did, but we couldn’t finish The Song Rising. This series seems to be a love it or hate it and while we certainly didn’t hate it, we put it down and said NOPE. It was too slow-paced and we couldn’t sit back and watch Paige make yet another dumb decision.
- Queen’s Rising – Rebecca Ross
This book was a little too ridiculous for us. We thought the writing was good and the heroine was great but we could not get behind the insta-dad yo-yo games and 0-60 love story. It was a good book but not worth investing time in the next books in the series.
- The Selection – Kiera Cass
The first 3 books in this series were solid. They were quick and easy reads that hooked us. Sure, they weren’t the next great American novel but they were good. The Heir, however was garbage and we couldn’t even go near The Crown. Cass should’ve ended it with The One and left a good thing alone.
- Darkness of Light – Stacey Marie Brown
This was just a giant hot mess. While we appreciated the idea of the book, the execution was not there for us. It felt like we were jumping around constantly and we couldn’t deal with the abusive relationship happening.
- Rush Duet – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Despite our love and respect for Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward the first book in this duet, Rebel Heir, was too much for us. The plot twists were predictable and ridiculous plus it contained some weird kink that made us cringe.
- Vampire Academy
I read the first five books no problem, but when it came to number six I just had to take a step back. Now it’s been so long since I read them that I can’t remember what happened to put her in that position. I really don’t want to sit and read the first five all over again.
Unpopular opinion I know, but I didn’t like Cinder. It wasn’t engaging to me or interesting at all. I read it a few years ago so maybe my opinion would be different by now, but I’m not willing to read it again to find out.
- Written in Red – Others Series
This was a super intriguing book and both of us started reading the second one, but there is still this awkward tension and no romance to speak of. I’m not saying I have to have romance to like a book, but we need something in a six book series other than uncomfortable tension.
- Red Rising – Pierce Brown
I’m a huge fan of the original Red Rising trilogy but I truly hate when a series “ends” then suddenly come back to life. I’m dubbing this experience “zombie books” because I cannot stand this trend. So, I won’t be giving Iron Gold or the next books in the series a read.
- House of Night – P.C. and Kristin Cast
I read this series in high school, which was basically 5,000 years ago, and I’m not even remotely sure what happened in the last book I read. I felt like this series was never going to end and bad things just kept happening for shock value.
What series have you given up on? Let us know in the comments.