This week’s Top 5 is a freebie, so I’ve decided to talk about young adult book series that I have given up reading. I’m sure other people have enjoyed and loved these series, but they just weren’t for me. In some cases I knew from the first book I wasn’t going to complete the whole series, but for others I started out enjoying them but ended up disappointed. T5W is a group hosted on Goodreads, if you’d like to participate check it out here.
1) Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – There are four books in this series and I read the first three. Having enjoyed the first two, book three was a complete disappointment. I found Silence boring and frustrating. I ended up abandoning the series and never read the last book, Finale.
2) Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory – I only got as far as book one here. As Gregory is such a big name in the book world, I was shocked by how bad this book was. I went in really wanting to like it, but I just couldn’t. After reading Changeling I thought I might give the second book ago in the vague hopes it might improve. But I’ve decided I’d rather spend my time reading something I’m more likely to enjoy.
3) Halo by Alexandra Adornetto – I read the first two books in this trilogy a long time ago now. Back in the days when paranormal romances were all the rage. Frankly though, this series wasn’t great, and I didn’t bother finishing it.
4) The Maze Runner by James Dashner – I have included this series on this list with a heavy heart. The first book in the series was great, and I also liked the second and third books in the main trilogy. But then came the prequel The Kill Order, which really wasn’t very good. Unfortunately I’ve lost faith in the series as a result, and doubt I will be reading The Fever Code.
5) The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa – I gave the first book in this series a 3.5 star rating, which looking back I think was quite generous. While it wasn’t a bad book, it wasn’t memorable. It had weak characters and little original plot. I had planned to continue reading the series, but it’s now five years (I cannot believe it has been so long!) since I read the first book, so I don’t think I will be coming back for book two now.