This post was inspired by the brilliant Brianna at Brianna the Bookworm, whose original post you can read here.
As soon as I started reading Brianna’s post, I couldn’t help but think of all the series I started and then abandoned mid-way through. I’ve managed to narrow it down to only a small list that I would actually consider picking up again which was a lot harder than it sounds.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I can’t even remember what book I got up to in this series, but I wish I’d carried on reading it. For a while, vampire and werewolf books were just being churned out in the masses and it became such a tired storyline, but I immediately fell in love with the world that Cassandra Clare created. I also loved watching it come to life in the TV adaptation of the series, Shadowhunters. Katherine McNamara was the perfect Clary!
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
I only read the first two books in this trilogy, so it frustrates me that I never got around to finishing it. I have watched all of the films now but as I’m sure we all agree, that should never stop you from reading the book as well!
Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel
I do intend to finish this series as I absolutely loved the first book ‘Sleeping Giants’ but I’ve just not had the chance yet. This is definitely high up on my never-ending TBR list!
Gone Series by Michael Grant
I started this series so long ago now and I still often think about it and kick myself for not finishing it. I remember absolutely devouring each book I read and just completely immersing myself in the story, it was so unique but also slightly scary for YA!
The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney
I think that this is the ‘unfinished series’ that annoys me the most. I absolutely loved these books. I read the first book ‘The Spooks Apprentice’ when I was still in school and it was just brilliant. They were dark, magical and unlike anything I’d read before. Who knows, maybe this post will inspire me to pick them back up and see what happens to Tom.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
With all the hype surrounding this series I thought I would get into it straight away but unfortunately, I only made it halfway through the first book. I do want to try and get back into it but it does feel like a big commitment.
Thanks for reading! Have you read any of these or are there any series you wish you’d finished reading? Let me know in the comments below!