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This weeks topic is: Series That Got Worse with Each Book/Season
This took quite a long time to remember… as it always seems to do 🙂 For me, usually I drop series after the first book or I drop them and plan to come back later– to read other series not because I don’t like it. I dug through my Read list on Goodreads and I’ve come up with 5 I think fit this bill.
Alright, I’m taking you all back to when I was in high school when this series had first come out. As a teen this book hit all the right buttons. Vampires, secret romance, mysterious feelings, danger… I didn’t look too deep. I’m a little upset with my teenage self for liking this book. What I’m happy about is how wrong I still felt about New Moon. Those blank pages for the months?!? Nearly killing herself ?! Oh, OH I was NOT happy. Then Eclipse… I honestly can’t remember, but Breaking Dawn was set up for a huge battle which didn’t even happen…. so, the Twilight series definitely got worse for me.
Anita Blake series
Believe it or not, I’m still talking about books from high school here. I really read anything about vampires and kick ass women I could get my hands on. And Anita Blake is amazingly kickass. (*sidenote: I’m reading the Kate Daniels series and the badass-ness of both these female kinda overlaps…)
Anyhow, I absolutely loved the first book. There was everything I wanted. I understood why there were a ba-jillion books in the series. About… 5-6 books in it started losing me. Nothing could beat that first book and then there was So. Much. Sex. I know some people love it, but it just isn’t my thing– not that much. So, I had to give it up.
Might go back one day, see if it wasn’t as bad as my teenager- self remembers.
Okay, this is a series I picked up this year. I gotta say, I’m still on the fence. I’ve read 11 out of…. 15 I think. I didn’t think about not reading more until I saw the books while searching for candidates for this post. Honestly, I’m not sure I wanna go back. Every books has the same set up and that gets boring. The overarching plot inches forward the tiniest bit in each book. I like romance, but I usually like more than just romance. Especially if I’m reading a fantasy novel. So, wow… I think I’m dropping this series.
My ending feeling is that I’m just tired of it….
All Souls Trilogy
I read this series this year too!
The first book AMAZING! Oh man, I was ready to sing high praises and shout the book’s name from the rooftops. I was deeply in love.
Then I read the second book… it seemed to drag on and to be quite honest I have a huge problem with time travel and this book played into all the reasons I dislike it. The third book, again I felt it dragged. The romance and love between the main couple was something I didn’t care about anymore because I had stopped liking them. I stopped liking many things about the series which was really sad.
I wanted to love this entire series SO BADLY, but that didn’t happen.
Stephanie Plum series
My last pick is one I’m actually not done reading yet. Have I picked it up in years? Nope, but school gets in the way! *lying to myself*
Am I tired of the same routine? Yes, but I absolutely love the humor. Lola and Stephanie’s grandma make me smile.
Am I exhausted by a love triangle I didn’t even see coming?? ….yes -_-” We all know Stephanie and Ranger just don’t go together. Morelli and her just makes sense.
Do I still think about reading this series? All the time!! I almost started re-reading again this past summer, but I had many other things to read. ONE DAY I’ll READ IT AGAIN!!
Here is my list 🙂 let me know what you think and if you agree with anything! Also, feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll check it out!!