Book Confessions: Series I Never Finished #4

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the series I never finished but since I’ve been organising my Goodreads lately I’ve realised just how many more I have. I used to pride myself on being the type of person to always finish a series, but apparently, I was lying to myself. 

Anyway here are three more of the series I never finished, and potentially never will. 

Beautiful Dead by Yvonne Woon 

The biggest reason why I didn’t finish this series is purely because of the fact that I didn’t know it was a series. 

I read this book when I was like 10 so I didn’t even comprehend the fact that it had a cliffhanger ending. Now it’s been over 10 years and I can’t even remember what really happened. Something to do with Latin and dead people who aren’t really dead.

A few years ago I brought the other two books in the series but I’m yet to read them. I think because I need to re-read the first book I just haven’t thought about finishing the series. I will get around to it at some point…maybe. 

Goodreads synopsis: After Renee Winters discovers her parents lying dead in California’s Redwood Forest in what appears to be a strange double murder, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine, a remote and mysterious high school dedicated to philosophy, “crude sciences,” and Latin: the Language of the Dead. It’s here she meets Dante, a dark and elusive student to whom she feels inexplicably drawn.

As they get to know each other better, Dante can’t seem to control his attraction either, and their desires gradually deepen into a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret. A secret so terrible, it has him fearing for Renee’s life.

Dante’s not the only one with secrets, though.

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…

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 about 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….

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