I'm a sucker for series. If you look at my shelves you'll find roughly 50 stand-alones ... of almost 220 books that I own. Holy smokes. I didn't know how many books I owned until now. And that only 50 of them are stand-alones! Wow! However, I want to share 7 series that I won't continue to read + 2 that I'll most likely never start!
7 series I (most likely) won't finish
The Maze Runner by James DashnerAccording to Goodreads it took me 3 whole months to finish the first book. WHAT?!? Not sure if this is right but ... that's a long time. I really enjoyed The Maze Runner and even own the second book but for some reason I haven't picked it up yet because ... well, I don't know. I'm just not interested anymore - I haven't even seen the 2nd movie - and doubt I'll be sometime soon.
Wait for You by J. LynnI loved the first book - Cam Hamilton is one of my favorite book-boyfriends EVER. The second one wasn't that bad either but I just can't bring myself to read any of the other books ... technically they're all stand-alones but kind of connect with each other through the characters and while I love JLA/J.Lynn, I just don't care. I bought the first three books but won't get the others, I think.
The Immortals by Alyson NoelThere was a time when I was OBSESSED with this series. Seriously, it was one of my favorites before I started to read in english but I don't think it would be the same now. You know those series that you gave 5 stars ages ago but now you don't even remember what it was about? Yeah, that's The Immortals for me ... maybe that's also why I haven't completed the series although I own all the books? Too bad.
House of Night by P.C. CastI read the first 5 books and highly enjoyed them but because I always had to wait for the german editions to be published I kind of forgot about it after a while. That was a huuuuge problem back when I still read all my books in german - the wait was frustrating! Now there are just too many books to catch up and I don't even remember what it really was about. And obviously I'm not going to reread the whole series. No time for that.
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsI read the first book and quite enjoyed it because it was so different than anything I've read until then. However, it just didn't grab me like other series did. It was very interesting with all the pictures inside but overall just average ... meh. Then again, I'm kinda excited for the movie? So we'll see!
The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin GierI was NEVER a huge fan of time traveling books and even though I gave the first book 4 stars and I know people love this series, I never continued reading it. I kind of lost interest. Oh well.
Delirium by Lauren OliverOkay, so I know A LOT of people love this series ... I didn't. Actually, it was one of the worst books I've ever read and I feel really bad for saying this but NO. The concept was very intriguing and I actually wanted to know more about it. The characters, however, were terrible. I just didn't care about any of them and the MC bothered me SO MUCH.
2 series I'll (most likely) never read
Divergent by Veronica RothThe first book has an average star rating of 4.29 on Goodreads. That's a lot, right?! So why will I never read this? Probably because of the last book. I keep hearing different things about this series but the third book was disappointing to most people ... so why should I bother reading this series if, in the end, I won't be satisfied? Nope.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra ClareI'm STILL not sure if I'll ever read this series or not. I have it on my TBR list and actually thought about buying the first book a couple of times already but ... I DON'T KNOW. Everyone keeps telling me it's good and I should definitely check it out but then I'm reading some more reviews and they're not so positive which leads to me being at the beginning again. Completely torn. UGHH. :D
What about you? Have you finished any of the series I mentioned? Should I give any of those another try? Which series will YOU never finish/start?