Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Series I Never Finished

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Top 10 Series I Never Finished

Series that I never finished--too long of a wait between books, started disliking the series, outgrew them, etc. 

1. Gemma Doyle Series- The Sweet Fair Thing by Libba Bray
I loved the first two, but for some reason, I never 
read the third and now I have no desire to do so. 
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2. The Inheritance Cycle- Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
I even own the copy. The wait was just too long and I feel like I'd
have to reread the series in order to read it. 
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3. Rosemary Beach Series- Forever Too Far by Abby Glines
I just got sick of the series I guess. I don't know.  
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4. The Notebook Series-The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
I fogot that there was a sequel to be honest. I never read it. 
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5. Artemis Fowl-The Paradox by Eoin Colfer
I outgrew the series.
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6. Redwall-Outcasts of Redwall by Brian Jacques
Same as previous. I outgrew the series.
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7. Clayton Fall series-Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy
I got the first two for free and never got around to reading
the third. I might have to cave and read the third one though.
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8. Transcendence- Timeless by Michelle Meadows
I never got around to reading this one, and I need to read
the first one again in order to do so. 
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9. Septimus Heap- Fyre by Angie Sage
Like so many of the previous ones, I outgrew the series.
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10. Alex Ryder- Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
I couldn't find it in the library, so I gave up,
and then I outgrew the series. 
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And that's all for me. What makes you guys stop reading a series? 

Please feel free to leave your link in the comments. 
I love reading them. :)

Love, 
Danica Page

41 comments:

  1. The Inheritance Cycle is one of my favorite series ever I think. Together with Harry Potter etc, it's what got me into reading again when I was younger. I never finished Alex Rider either, I think I read about 7 books?

    Great list :D

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    1. I loved the Inheritance Cycle too. I need to finish that one. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I also read and loved the first two in the Gemma Doyle series and never read the last one. (What's wrong with us??) It's been so long now I barely remember the ones I did read so it would be pointless to finish without re-reading them.

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    1. I know. I remember nothing from the series. I even checked the third one out once or twice and never read it.....sigh. Here's to reading regrets. :)

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  3. I finished Gemma Doyle but never finished Alex Rider either for the same reasons! I find that it's so hard to go back to a series after a certain point and I probably won't enjoy it anymore.

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    1. Yeah I hear you. They just kept publishing more and more novels. It's hard to keep up. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Ha, I also gave up on Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl... Too much of the same thing, I guess.
    I finished the Inheritance Cycle, but wasn't too fond of the ending. It's not all it was hyped up to be.

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    1. Yeah, it just kept getting drawn out. I liked the Inheritance Cycle but I never could bring myself to read the last one. It's sitting on my shelf still.

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  5. Oh, my goodness... I haven't read the last Gemma Doyle book either! I don't know why, I loved the first two, I just never read it. I'm notoriously bad with finishing off series, but I promised myself that I would finish as many as I could this year. I just finally read the last books in the Under the Never Sky series. It was wonderful and I felt accomplished. Great topic choice! Here's mine

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Haha! Sounds liket hat happened to a lot of us. It was a good series, not sure why I never read it.

      I did love Under the Never Sky though. Glad you finished it.

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  6. The only series that I've read is the Gemma Doyle series and I loved that series. Especially the last book, it was by far my favorite in the series.
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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    1. Now you're making me want to read the last one. I'm not sure why I didn't finish it to be honest. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I haven't read any of these but I hate when it's been so long between books that you don't even remember what happened in the first ones!
    Also you said in a comment on my blog that you emailed me but I didn't see anything from you. You might have sent it to my sister's email, mine is gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Okay I will try to email you again. I hope you get it this time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Oh, funny, I was considering doing the same topic! I've become less patient with series in general, and I'm much more likely to just walk away these days if too much time goes by. Great post!

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    1. It's hard to keep up with series some times. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. It took me YEARS to get around to reading The Sweet Far Thing. I'm definitely glad I did, but it was just not a series conclusion that was high on my priority list. Not at all.

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    1. I felt the same way. I guess I should probably get around to reading it. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. I suck so badly at series. I read the book, love it and then get distracted before the next one comes out. Combine that with the soul-crippling disappointment of Allegiant and I'm now half-terrified to read final books in series... especially in the non-contemporary genres. I will say, from your list, I've only read one of the series – Abbi Glines'. While I totally lost interest in her Sea Breeze series, I think her Too Far/Rosemary Beach gets better with each new book!

    My StS!

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    1. Hmmm....you're making me want to go back and finish it. I might cave. We'll see. Thanks for commenting.

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  11. From your list, the only one I gave up on was The Inheritance Cycle. I loved the first book, seriously dozed off on the second, and gave up. It's not common for me to give up on series, though. I usually stick through to the end, which... reminds me I have a few of them to catch up on.

    Tess @ Tessellated Tales

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    1. I try to stick through to the end. It's just hard when I keep finding so many good new series to distract me. Thanks for commenting.

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  12. My son loves the Alex Rider series. He is a tough one to find books for but he read every one of those. Great topic for a list. Happy Tuesday.

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    1. I loved those series when I was younger. Thanks for commenting and I'm glad you son is reading novels. That's great.

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  13. I never finished the Partials series by Dan Wells. I've read the first 2 books, and have gotten the third from the library a handful of times, but have just never read it!

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    1. I have been meaning to read that series. It looks great. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. I loved the first three books in the Inheritance cycle, but I agree with what you said. There gap between the third book and the release of the fourth was so long that I would have to read the first books again to understand it properly. Lovely blog, new GFC and bloglovin' follower :)

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    1. Thanks for the follow and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who gave up on the fourth one.

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  15. Great topic! I think most often I just don't want to finish a series because then it would be OVER and then I kind of forget about it. Also, sometimes I feel like I have to reread the whole series first(like with Septimus Heap) and so haven't gotten around to it.

    Just saying, you didn't miss anything by not finishing Alex Rider, the series really went downhill and just got repetitive and annoying.

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    1. I totally understand what you mean by having to reread the whole series to finish the last one. I'm thinking of maybe just searching on wikapedia for a summary and then jumping into the last one on a few of these. Thanks for commenting.

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  16. There are series I have started but haven't finished, for various reasons, but I'd still like to: The Selection, Left Behind, and Across the Universe to name a few. Then the one I can think of where I deliberately did not continue the series because I really did not care much for the writing style was The Testing. Good topic!

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    1. I have many series that I haven't finished but still want to. With a lot of these, maybe I will go back and read the final one. It would just require some massive rereading first. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I also read several books from the Alex Rider series, but I think I outgrew them as well. And I'm actually very interested in starting the Inheritance Cycle, but always too intimidated by the thickness. Great list!

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    1. Those are some pretty thick books. I was so young when I started them but I remember thinking that I liked them. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm terrible at finishing series...especially if I have to wait for that last book to come out. Not because I don't like the book, although that happens, but usually because I hate for it to end. If I never read the last book then the series never has to end.

    My TTT is here.

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    1. It's just so hard to remember everything that happened before. And sometimes, it can be very sad to finish a series.

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  19. I had no idea The Notebook had a sequel. I never read The Notebook, and I'm not that big of a fan of the movie. It just makes me really angry at fate and the universe when I watch it or think about it!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

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    1. I didn't either. I don't like the movie either.

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  20. I never finished The Inheritance Cycle. I got sick of the Rosemary Beach Series too, lol.

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    1. We're pretty much in the same boat. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. I haven't read any of these, but I have a hard time with series. I almost always have to reread the first book, so I have to REALLY like the series to continue. Great topic!

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