Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish.
1. Bloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer – I own all 12 books in this series but can’t bring myself to read the last four. Jacky Faber and her motley band of reprobates hold a special spot in my heart, and I know that once I close the cover of the final book the series will truly be over, a fact I’m not sure I can bear.
2. Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi – It took me forever to finally give this series a shot, but once I did I fell in love with it. Now I just need someone to return Into The Still Blue to the library so I can see how everything wraps up!
3. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams – This wonderfully absurd “trilogy in five parts” is one of the funniest series I’ve ever read. As ridiculous and hilarious as these books are, though, the ridiculousness gets a little wearisome when you read the stories back to back. Hence, I had to take a break after the first three books.
4. Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey – Every time I visit the library, I check the “H” shelves just in case they’ve finally acquired Blood Prophesy, the last book in this series. I’ve been doing this for three years; I think it’s time to give in and just buy it already.
5. Scarlet trilogy by A.C. Gaughen – I’m actually a little wary of finishing this trilogy. As much as I adored Scarlet, I wasn’t nuts about Lady Thief, and I’ve heard that Lionheart is a less than satisfying conclusion.
6. The Squire’s Tales by Gerald Morris – This was one of my favorite series as a kid, full of fairies, Arthurian knights, and heroic quests. The books are as witty as they are exciting, and I’d love to reread the first few books before continuing on with the series.
7. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini – During the three-year gap between the publication of Eldest and Brisingr, I made the mistake of watching the movie adaptation of Eragon. It was so terrible that it sullied my fond memories of the novel, and I never read the second half of this series.
8. Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch – I’m kind of cheating here, as I just found out today that a fourth book will be published next year. I’m going to keep the series on the list anyway, though, since I thought it was over until just a few minutes ago. It took me several tries to get through The Lies of Locke Lamora, but by the time I finally made it to the end I was quite impressed by Locke and his deviously brilliant heists. The second book, Red Seas Under Red Skies, is taking forever to get into, but I imagine that, like its predecessor, it will ultimately be worth the struggle.
9. The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – This trilogy started out strong, but my enthusiasm faded after reading Siege and Storm. I’ll eventually check out Ruin and Rising but probably won’t get to it anytime soon.
10. Tales of Beauty and Madness by Lili St. Crow – I don’t know if I’m excited or nervous to read the second and third books of this trilogy. I absolutely adored Nameless – you can read my review here – but the subsequent books focus on different characters, and I’m not certain I’ll enjoy them as much without Cami or my precious Nico.
Have you read any of these series? Can you tell me if they’re worth finishing? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section!