When writing the first post of this series I genuinely struggled to think of series that I never finished. I took a look through my Goodreads a few weeks ago and honestly if I did that in the first place I definitely would not have struggled. Turns out there are quite a few series that I never finished reading.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
This is probably quite a shock for some people as I know that The Selection series is very beloved by a lot of people. Honestly, I would probably be one of those people if I could be bothered to finish this series, however, I cannot.
I genuinely have nothing against The Selection, I actually really enjoyed the first two books. Which means you probably wondering why I didn’t continue. Well, the simple answer to that is I borrowed them from the library a good few years ago and I don’t want to have to read them again. So basically I’m lazy.
Goodreads synopsis: “For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
This is probably the most shocking on this list. Yes, I have never read the entire Vampire Academy series. This being for the same reason that I never finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, I didn’t earn my own money back then so I didn’t have the means to buy the rest of the books.
I do remember enjoying the first book, I gave it a four-star rating on Goodreads, but it took me a very long time to get through it and that really ruins the experience for me.
I don’t think this is a series I will ever pick up again as I would need to re-read the first book and I’m not sure I’m interested enough in the series to want to do that. Do let me know your thoughts on this!
Goodreads synopsis: “Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger… and the Strigoi are always close by.
Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever…”
The Witch Hunter by Michelle Krys
Now, this is definitely not a popular series and I have never seen anyone talk about it online. If I’m being completely honest I don’t remember a single detail from the first book and had no idea that it was a series. I suppose reading it back in 2014 doesn’t help.
Goodreads synopsis: “If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.”
If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
Again I had no idea that If I Stay was part of a series, well a duology. I also read this back in 2014, however, I do have some recollection of what the book was about.
I do think I enjoyed the first book however I had no desire to read the sequel. Yes, it was sad and sometimes a little cliche but it was not gripping enough that I really cared about any of the characters.
This was around the time that the film came out and I’m almost certain I only read the book because I wanted to watch the film and I’m the type of person who likes to read the book first. Funnily enough, I still have not seen the film and really don’t care about seeing it.
Just as a disclaimer, I am by no means hating on the book or the film I’m just not interested in either anymore. I actually gave If I Stay a four-star rating on Goodreads at the time.
Goodreads synopsis: “Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.”