I honestly thought that I would only be able to fill one or two posts with the series that I haven’t finished because I’m stubborn and don’t give up easily. Well apparently I don’t know myself very well because this is now the third post and I could probably fill three more.
Let me know if you also have a lot of series that you never finished or don’t plan to!
The 100 by Kass Morgan
I think where I went wrong with this series was watching the TV show first. I really enjoyed the show, up until like season 4 or something and then I gave up on it, and the book just did not garner any interest from me.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad book, and who knows maybe the entire series is actually really good, but I just never and thought about picking up the second one. This is definitely not a series that I would ever consider trying again, not for any particular reason other than I just don’t want to.
Goodreads synopsis: “No one has set foot on Earth in centuries—until now.
Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents—considered expendable by society—are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.
Clarke was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. Wells, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves—but will she ever forgive him? Reckless Bellamy fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And Glass managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.
Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.”
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
This is a bit of a sore spot for me. I remember getting this book way back when it had only been out for a year or so and oh god was I excited for it. I had heard so many beaming reviews and had a few people recommend it so of course, I was excited. But do you think I could get into the story at all? The answer to that is a big fat no.
It took about three attempts but I finally finished reading the first book, and then I just didn’t continue with the rest. Now, this is a big thing because I already had the second book at this point and I hate not reading something if I’ve already brought it, but no I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
I’m still going to check out the Netflix adaptation though…
If you think I’ve made a huge mistake with this, please let me know. But honestly, I think it’s way too late to give this series a second chance.
Goodreads synopsis: “Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever….”
Mist by Kathryn James
Mist is another one of those books that I found on my Goodreads shelves which I didn’t know was apart of a series or didn’t remember reading. Now I do kind of remembering reading this…well I remember the cover at least. So there was really no hope of me finishing a series that I didn’t even know existed.
Goodreads synopsis: “Midnight: a mist-haunted wood with a bad reputation. A sweet 16 party, and 13-year-old Nell is trying to keep her sister, spoilt birthday-girl, Gwen, out of trouble. No chance. Trouble finds Gwen and drags her through the mist. Only Nell guesses who’s behind the kidnap – the boy she hoped was her friend, the mysterious Evan River.”
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
I actually really enjoyed the first book in this series, but it was at that time when I didn’t have my own money for books and buying ebooks was like a sin to me. Just like in my last post 2020 me is laughing hysterically at this as I now have almost 40 pages of ebooks on my Kindle.
Even though I did enjoy the first book I still won’t be continuing with this series as I read it so long ago (2015) and I don’t remember the plot at all. Yes, I am too lazy to re-read it, we all know this by now.
Goodreads synopsis: “Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from all but one human: Echo, a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market.
The Avicen are the only family Echo has ever known, so when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act. Legend has it that to end the conflict once and for all, Echo must find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.”