Five Series I Will Not Finish


There are some series where I rush out to the store and other series… not so much. Here are a few series that I do not plan on finishing (any book with a review will be linked to the title):

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

After hearing rave reviews of Red Queen, I went in with high expectations. However, I was disappointed because Red Queen reminded me so much of other dystopian books and I didn’t really care for any of the characters. I planned on reading the second book to see if my opinion changed, but after hearing not-so-positive reviews for the second book, I most likely will not be picking it up any time soon.

  • An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

An Ember in the Ashes wasn’t an awful book, but it didn’t really grab me either. Even though the plot was more unique and I liked the character in this book more than Red Queen, it didn’t hook me enough to keep reading. Similar to Red Queen, the reviews for the second book were less positive. When another book was announced, and I already wasn’t too invested in the series, I decided not to pick up the next book.

  • Matched series by Ally Condie 

Matched (Matched, #1)

The Matched series was popular when I was a sophomore in high school and it was one of the first young adult-dystopian-love triangle books that I remember reading. I thought Matched was okay, but always planned to read the second book because of the hype that surrounded it. After my sister struggled through the second and third books and so much time passed and I still didn’t find myself reaching for the second book, I decided not to continue the series.

  • The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey 

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

I actually really enjoyed this book when I started it. As I continued reading, The Fifth Wave grew more and more formulaic and predictable. Since I predicted the ending of the first book early on, it was a struggle to finish. When some of my favorite reviewers who loved the first book were left unimpressed by the sequel and I already did not feel invested in the series, I knew that I probably wouldn’t pick up the next book.

The Summer of Cotton Candy (Sweet Seasons, #1)

I was really excited to read this book because it seemed like so much fun. A girl takes a job in an amusement park for the summer. However, reading this book was not that much fun. Many of the characters really annoyed me and I really didn’t care for the romance. When I found out this was a series, I was slightly interested because I thought it would be fun to see the amusement park in different seasons. However, I don’t think I will be picking up the next book.


What series did you stop reading?



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