Finding a new series to dive into can be a hard and daunting task. Series are a big commitment. They are scary. And more often than not, they get shoved down to the bottom of a TBR because who has time for that?
What are you talking about? Obviously people read series.
Obviously. But think about it for a minute: has there ever been a series that you put off reading for so long and then when you picked it up you were like “why did I wait so long to read this? This is amazing.” ???
If your answer is “no, does that really happen to people? Hah puny mortals.” then get out of here what are you doing you wizard/god
wait, actually on second thought please come back and teach me your secrets because I need them
But seriously, what is the purpose of this post?
We are gathered here today to join John and Jane in holy… oops.. wrong place
We are gathered here today to discuss great YA series and inspire each other to finally pick up that amazing series and stop missing out! I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite YA series, and then we can talk about them and you can tell me what your favorite series are and then we can all be sprinkled with pixie dust that will make all our responsibilities go away so we can read forever.
Or something like that…
So what counts as a series? Basically anything with more than one book. So douologies through 100 book series (if such series exist). Or at least that’s my definition of a series, so I’m rolling with it.
My YA Series Recommendations (in no particular order):
Anna Dressed in Blood (Duology) by Kendare Blake
I will never not recommend these books. They are amazing. The end.
Red Queen (Quadrilogy) by Victoria Aveyard
I’m not sure if this series is going to stop at 4 books, but that’s all I know of for now, and based on the ending of King’s Cage, I think the fourth (still unnamed book) is probably going to wrap everything up.
This series is one of my favorite dystopias, and I can not wait for the fourth one to come out! It is gripping and exciting. There are powers, princes, rebels, high stakes, and heart wrenching events. If you love dystopia, this is not one to miss.
Ruby Red (Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier
I regard these books as the best time travel books to grace the planet. Good luck convincing me otherwise.
The Selection (Trilogy) by Kiera Cass
I adore everything about this trilogy. I know that technically The Heir and The Crown exist… but I don’t really consider them a part of this (do you?). Plus I’ve only read The Heir and I don’t really think it lives up to the glory of the original trilogy.
This series is so adorable and swoon worthy!! And it’s a quick read, which is always a plus!
Throne of Glass (6 books? 7? More?) by Sarah J. Maas
So remember in the beginning of this post when I said something about putting off a series for wayyyy too long and then being like “why did I wait so long?” Yeah so that’s pretty much this series.
I’m only on the second book as of right now, BUT ITS SO GOOD I HAD TO PUT IT ON THIS LIST. Seriously this writing is some sort of sorcery. Don’t deprive yourself of the amazingness.
Okay so that’s it for my list.
Are there more amazing series out there?
Obviously. That’s where you guys come in! I want to hear what your favorite series are!
And, also, there are of course series that are just starting. As in only the first book has been published as of now. Like Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. SOOOO GOOD.
But I tried to only include complete or almost complete series on this list, so if anyone decides to start one of the series I recommend, you won’t be stuck waiting for the rest of the series to come out (which could take years).
Because binge reading rules!
But also support new authors. Because that is important.
But what about the series that are not worth the read?
Well, I’m sure that ever series has it’s fans. And, a lot of people like the series that I had a lot of trouble reading. But, here is a list of series that I could not get in to. Just remember that these are my opinions, and if you like any of these series that is great and I’m glad that you were able to find something in them that I wasn’t.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Trilogy) by Ransom Riggs
I don’t have anything against this series (I actually kind of enjoyed the first book… kind of), but I could never bring myself to pick up the second book. I just don’t think this series is worth reading.
Shatter Me (6 books) by Tahereh Mafi
I don’t want to say I hated the first book of this series….
A lot of people enjoy this series, but I can’t figure out why for the life of me. I just can’t stand anything about it.
Girl Online (Trilogy) by Zoe Sugg (Ghost Writer Siobhan Curham)
These books are the bane of YA. I don’t know why they exist. The first book was so cringey that I could barely finish it.
The Maze Runner (Trilogy? Not really sure at this point) by James Dashner
The Maze Runner was actually a DNF. I tried to read it several times and never got past the middle of the book. I watched the movie, too, just incase that would inspire me to finish the book… but I didn’t really like the movie either.
Anyway, that’s it for this post!
What are your can’t-miss YA series? What series are not worth the read?
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