Series, trilogies, sagas are all huge commitments for readers. Deciding to read a series means that you are putting off other books and series for weeks or a month or so, depending on the number of books. You are allowing your imaginary world to be all consuming for awhile, at least that’s how it is for me.
In the midst of the last two years I’ve been an avid reader, I’ve had to make decisions on which series to read, and sadly I’ve had to put some on hold, ones that I really want to get to!
5. THE MAGICIANS BY LEV GROSSMAN
Have you watched The Magicians television show?? I wanted to read this series before they turned it into an insane show, but now it almost hurts to wait. Judging by the show, it might not be YA, it’s pretty grotesque at times, but I think I’ll enjoy the magic of it all.
4. LEGEND BY MARIE LU
I’ve never read a Marie Lu book and it’s almost embarrassing to say that. The Legend series just seems like a great world to get lost in, and from what I’ve heard, Lu does such a great job of story telling. I also don’t want to read The Young Elites until I’ve read this series first, it just seems right.
3. TALON BY JULIE KAGAWA
If you can’t tell, I love Julie Kagawa. The Iron Fey series, next to TMI, were the books that taught me I loved YA fantasy, they really set the bar for the kind of books I enjoyed reading and writing. I also met Julie a couple of weeks ago at a book signing, and the way she talks about Talon made me mad I hadn’t gotten to them yet. I think I will wait for the release of Soldier in April to start, that way I can read straight through.
2. VAMPIRE ACADEMY BY RICHELLE MEAD
I never wanted to read Vampire Academy. Not even a little bit. People would recommend it and I thought it sounded like a bunch of teenage girl drama, except the teenagers were vampires. But then last Christmas I watched the movie just as something mindless to do while wrapping presents and I was in love. I watched it a second time right after and ordered all the books. I loved Rose and I’ve heard she’s even better in the books, so I’m dying to read these.
1. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE BY LAINI TAYLOR
I’m going to be honest, I have no idea what this series is about. I like to buy books based on the description, but I enjoy forgetting which book is about what because I like the suspense. I can tell you that seeing so many people claim this series as their absolute favorite series, and from the specific people who have recommended that I read them, I can tell that has to be good. Like, really good.
So those are my series that I just can’t wait to get to. Have you read any of them? Do you recommend any others? What series are you dying to read?