Top Ten Tuesday – Series I Quit After the First Book

February 21, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 17 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This is my black sheep post.

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I went into these series with the highest of hopes! Rave reviews, popular authors — for whatever reason I was looking forward to each and every one of these. Many of these are well loved by many but just didn’t do it for me and I liked these far less than I expected. It is what it is.

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Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard [Review]
Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole [Review]
Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows
Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1) by Sarah Fine
The Madman’s Daughter (The Madmanโ€™s Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd [Review]

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The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir [Review]
Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger [Review]
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown

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  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Reno, NV
    Lover of tea. Crazed Bibliophile. Daydreamer.
    I have a ridiculous love for the written word. I read anything and everything: Adult fiction, YA, Middle Grade, even the occasional Non-Fiction.

    When I'm not reading I'm caring for my step-children, drinking obscene amounts of tea and contemplating what life will be like in the impending apocalypse.

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17 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Series I Quit After the First Book”

  1. Tara

    I hear you with the Poison Princess. I keep going with the series but I question my sanity because they make. me. angry. Why do I do this to myself.

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  2. Mariela

    I got Red Rising too in my list! To be honest I only read a few pages and I was not impressed so i decided to put it down. But I am planning on read it another time.
    My TTT.

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  3. Heidi

    I have many of these on my list and others I have completely avoided. I didn’t really love Red Rising, Poison Princess or Incarnate enough to continue either. Great post, Bonnie. Interesting that all of these are YA. I am struggling so much with YA these days that I am getting to the point where I don’t want to pick it up anymore.

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  4. Jessie

    THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER WAS SO BAD. Why did I read the sequel?? You were much wiser than me.

    Prudence and FINNIKIN (!!!) sadden me, but to each their own! (You should still read Jellicoe Road.) I also DNF’d Red Rising, but find myself willing to try again?
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    • Bonnie

      Was the sequel bad too? Lol

      And I know… I think I’ll try Finnikin again one day. I did love Jellicoe Road… really all of Marchetta’s books but that one. Maybe it was my mood. I am definitely NOT giving Red Rising another chance though. hahahaha
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