Something that I’ve gotten increasingly worse at over the years is actually finishing the series’ that I start. I managed to knock several off my list in 2020, but there are still a few that I need to finish for one reason or another 🙈 Some of the series’ on this list are older ones that I just lost interest in as I was waiting for the final book(s) to be released, others are newer but just didn’t live up to the hype for me. A lot of re-reading will be needed in order for me to finish these series’, but I’m okay with that 🤭 Anyway, that’s enough rambling. Here are five series’ that I hope to finish in 2021!
HOUSE OF NIGHT BY P.C. & KRISTIN CAST
Vampires are making a comeback y’all, and I am here for it. House Of Night was one of my favourite series’ back in the day, but for some reason I never finished it – and with only three books left! I can’t really remember much about the plot, but I do remember that it’s a fun YA series set in a boarding school for vampires (sidenote: I also really want to re-read Vampire Academy at some point. That era of YA was just so much fun! 🤭) I have no idea if these books will still be enjoyable to me, but I re-read both The Morganville Vampires and Mythos Academy a couple of years ago and I still love both of those series’ with all my heart. There are also several other YA series’ from that era that I still thoroughly enjoy, so here’s hoping House Of Night can be added to that list!
newsoul by jodi meadows
This is another series that I started almost a decade ago, and I just never finished because… reasons? 🤷♀️ From what I can remember, this is a YA fantasy series set in a world where souls are reincarnated, with the people keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes, essentially making them immortal. Enter our main character. Ana is a new soul and shunned by society. She’s a total outcast. Tired of being treated like a bad omen, Ana ends up on a journey to discover the truth about herself, and shenanigans and romance ensue 😂 Anyway, I finally got myself a copy of the last book, and I’m determined to get this trilogy finished in 2021!
THE CHRONICLES OF IXIA BY MARIA V. SNYDER
Okay, so The Chronicles Of Ixia are actually a collection of three trilogies that are set in the same world with characters that cross over. The first trilogy – Study – is one of my absolute favourite YA fantasy series’, but I remember not loving the first book in the Glass trilogy quite as much. It’s been a while since I read it, however, and I’m willing to give it a second chance so I can finally get back to Yelena and Valek in the Souldfinders trilogy 🤭 I can’t really give a synopsis since this isn’t just a single series, but what I will say is that Maria V. Snyder has created a rich fantasy world with a fascinating magic system, and amazing characters to boot!
CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER
I finally got around to reading the first book in this series a couple of years ago, and while I did enjoy it, it just didn’t didn’t really live up to the hype for me. I also can’t really remember much about the plot at all, but I honestly think it’s better if you go into this series knowing as little as possible so you can fully appreciate the wonders and beauty of this elaborate carnival. I’ve heard that the first book is the weakest of the three, so I’m more than willing to give the sequel(s) a chance. There’s also at least one character whom I haven’t met yet that people rave about, so I’m certainly intrigued 🙉 I’ve definitely lowered my expectations for this series, but who knows, maybe I’ll end up loving Caraval more during a re-read. It’s been known to happen!
THE BROKEN EARTH BY N.K. JEMISIN
So I know that N.K. Jemisin gets a lot of praise as an author, but I can’t deny that I struggled with the first book in this series when I read it last year. Jemisin really stepped outside of the usual realms of fantasy and instead gave us an apocalyptic world and a damn interesting magic system: people with the ability to control the environment, stopping natural disasters… or causing them. It’s such a fascinating blend of science fiction and fantasy, and I loved that aspect of the book. Unfortunately, the writing was what I really struggled with. I can appreciate the author for what she did with the narration, but the shifting between second and third person was super jarring for me. Now that I understand more about this book and the writing style, I do think I’ll appreciate everything more during a re-read. Since people keep telling me I need to read the rest of this trilogy, I guess I’d better get on that soon 🙈
So there you have five series’ that I’m hoping to finish in 2021! Are any of your favourites on this list? Let me know what series’ you hope to finish this year! Until next time, happy reading 😘