Sunday, February 26, 2012

Series To Keep Reading

So before I started reading YA, I never really read many series. But it seems to be a popular format in the genre, or maybe I was just reading the wrong kind of adult books, and now I'm in the middle of a billion (+/- a billion) series. Some of these series are complete, many aren't. Still, I figured it would be fun to make a list of the series I love enough to continue reading. A lot of them seem to be around book 2, and I'm terrified of book 2s because they might have endings like Catching Fire, so I may be unintentionally avoiding them until book 3 is out. But they are still awesome and should be noted.

Also, I really like lists. This is no particular order.
  1. Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #3, release date: February 2013)
  2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2, release date: May 1st 2012)
  3. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden #2, Released)
  4. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #2, Released)
  5. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rises #2, release date: April 10th 2012)
  6. Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dust Lands #2, release date: October 30th 2012)
  7. Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (Fins #3, release date: July 3rd 2012)
  8. Promised by Caragh M. O'Brien (Birthmarked #3, release date: October 2nd 2012)
  9. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins (Crank #3, Released)
  10. Flock by Wendy Delsol (Stork #3, release date: September 11 2012)
  11. Waking Storms by Sarah Porter (Lost Voices #2, release date: July 3rd 2012)
  12. The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (The Blood Journals #2, release date: August 28th 2012)
  13. Underworld by Meg Cabot (Abandon Trilogy #2, release date: May 8th 2012)
Are there any series you are in the middle of and want to finish? Any book 3s you're anxiously awaiting? There are so many other series I want to start, but part of me feels like I should wait until I finish, or at least catch up on, a few of these. Do you have the same dilemma?


  1. Insurgent! Insurgent! Insurgent!!!! I am so freaking excited for that one! :D The Calling, Promised, A Million Suns, and Underworld, too! :D I'm anxiously awaiting Clockwork Princess and City of Lost Souls, both by Cassandra Clare...both of them left off at cliffhangers/major-moments-that-left-me-angst-filled! I have tonnes more, too. I'm so bad at getting hooked into series. They reel me in and I can't escape. :P haha

    PS. I like lists too, Zoë, I should make more of them. :)

    1. Oh man, that's one reason I haven't read any Clare, I have heard how bad she is about cliffhangers and I enjoy series but hate major cliffhangers. I don't think any of the books on this list left me at too bad a point cliffhanger wise, but book 2 is usually especially bad for that so it still makes me nervous. Did you read A Million Suns yet? Does it do that?

    2. Ya, she's amazing, but the cliffhangers kill you! I was so glad I didn't start The Mortal Instruments until the third book was out...but then it became six and so I had to wait anyways. :P I'm not a fan of them either, but I guess they do make me really want to read the next one! Yup, defintiely! Book 1 has a semi-happy or cliffhanger ending, then book 2 destroys EVERYTHING that was settled (usually) and you're left destroyed and waiting for more. Not yet, I had like a stack of 6 library books all due after reading week, so I tried to get through a bunch of them first and a couple review books during my break, so I didn't leave myself much time for it. Soon though! Hopefully... lol

  2. INNNSUUURRRGEENNNTTT.FEEVEERRRR. YES. YES. YES. I really, really need to get my hands on a copy of those. I absolutely hate the cliffhangers they left us off in. I need my fix of Tobias and Tris. Haven't read Abandon. I've heard it was EEEEHHH. I love the Crank series. I've gotten a lot of my friends to love that book. Its sooo soo good. Ellen Hopkins is a godess!

  3. Arrrrrghhh!! I have just finished reading Pandemonium (the new delirium) book after discovering her series less than 2 weeks ago and now I can't get the story lines and the plots and the character and... Well everything about Lena and Julien and Alex out of my head. The way she left it on a cliff hanger was amazing! It was totally unpredictable. The first one made me cry and cry and cry so much and then the end to this one... Wow! I don't even know what else to say!! It was.. it is... Mind blowing! I have been totally addicted to these books over the last couple weeks and now I have to wait a whole YEAR for the new/last one (requiliruim) I really really really hope that she brings it out early! I love them!

    1. I know! I had to wait a whole year just for Pandemonium and can't believe I have to wait another year for Requiem, I wish it would get moved up too!

  4. Of all of yours the only ones I want to read are Fever and A Million Suns. Other series books I want to continue are:

    *Rivals, by Daisy Whitney (which just came in the mail)
    *Beads, Boys, and Bangles, by Sophia Bennett (pre-ordered)
    *Scarlett, by Marissa Meyer
    *Unravel Me, by Tahereh Mafi
    *Unfriended, by Katie Finn (this one has actually been out for a while and is the third book. I think I'm avoiding it because while I loved the 2nd book, the first was just so ugh and I don't want to go through that again. I feel like book 2 works as a stand-alone)

    Wow, this is actually a lot more than I thought there'd be.

    1. I haven't actually read any of the first books in the series you're continuing but I do plan to read Meyer, Whitney and Mafi (I haven't actually heard of the other two). But I'm surprised by how many you have on the list too.

  5. I don't even want to list the series that I have started since I started reviewing books. It would likely just depress and frustrate me.

    I tagged you for a new blogger meme Book Tagged.

  6. I'm in the middle of SO many series. Two more come out today. The last Hex Hall book and the 5(?) Gallagher Girls book.

  7. Whyy!?!?!?!?!!!!!!?!?!?!? Did Lauren Oliver leave pandemonium in the most unltimate epic cliff hanger!!!! Nooooooooooooo

  8. I have been reading many series lately and Delirium is probably my favorite.... with the worst cliffhanger yet!! I can't wait for Reached -the Matched trilogy and The Rise of Nine - I am Number Four trilogy...

  9. Just discovered the Delerium books and couldn't put them down. I am not much of an emotional person with characters but I actually cried at the end of the first book. And at about 3 pages before the end of the 2nd I so called what happened. It's a fantastic series. Reminds me a lot of a cross between hunger games and uglies if anyone has read those. So happy I only have to wait a few months opposite of your year! Other series I'm entangled in:

    Uglies by Scott westerfield (on #2)
    The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (aka the darkest powers series) (on #3)
    The lying game series by Sarah shephard (on #4)
    Then of course I'm waiting on #3 of Delerium

  10. I really like the divergent books but I have to wait a whole year for the 3 book to come out!!!!! Im trying out the deliruium books and there pretty good too.

  11. I'm waiting for:
    3rd book of divergent series (Veronica Roth)
    3rd book of dustlands series (moria young)
    Do you know when they come out? I just finished both of the second books and can't wait for the third!!!!! While I'm waited I think I'm gonna read delirium cuz you guys are giving it so much praise. :{D so if you could help me out on the release dates of those book I would be really greatful. Thanks.

  12. Loved the mortal series and the infernal devices all by casandra clare. the Fallen series is out and its a finished series. The one im hooked on now is Discovery of witches love it now just waiting on the third book to come out.!


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