We all do it, we start a series, maybe we get a little excited, we buy the whole series before reading the first book. Then we start it and we hate it. It happens to the best of us. So here’s a list of series I will never get round to finishing.
The first book in this series was such a disappointment to me, I found it very boring and predictable. The story didn’t attempt to break the YA tropes at all, it was obvious from page one where it would go. With potential Ready Play One vibes, I thought this book could go a lot further than it did, it really didn’t live up to my expectations.
I’m going to blame one hugely annoying character for my hatred of this series. Jace. I cannot stand him. Never have I disliked a character as much as I dislike him. He is so arrogant and up himself that I can’t see any further. I read Lady Midnight and loved it, so it’s such a shame I can’t get on with this series. I do however, fully intend to read The Infernal Devices series.
This is a tricky one, because I’m not 100% sure I’ll never continue with this series. But for now, with all the other amazing books on my shelf, I’m not feeling inspired to pick up Crooked Kingdom. It’s on the verge of being deshelfed actually. I just didn’t love the first book, it was my first read from Leigh Bardugo so maybe that’s why? Should I have read the Grisha trilogy first?
I really wanted to like the second book in this series, Love & War, but for me it was a very flat and boring read. It didn’t have anything going for it and made me think this should have stayed as a one book series. I really enjoyed the first book, and whilst I recognise there was and is more of the story to be told, I don’t think it was needed for this particular adaptation.
The first book in this series was very forgettable, I couldn’t tell you one thing that happened in it. I listened to it on audiobook, which usually means I remember more of the story. But I felt like this was a much longer book than it needed to be for the story it was telling. I have no interest in picking up the next books and finding out where it was going.