Monday, October 12, 2015

Series I am not going to finish (part 1)

Let's start off with the more popular series. 
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I know this is a very popular series but because I made the huge mistake of watching the movies first I just can't get into the series. I have read the first book, the hunger games, however like many movie adaptions, so much is just thrown into the air and it's just not the same. 
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth 
I really enjoyed the first book in the series, I originally read it in preparation for the release of the movie. However there was something about the movie that put me off on the series as a whole. It's not that I don't like it, it's more that I am just no longer interested. 
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass 
Like Divergent, I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I was excited to read the second, however something about the tidles of the books took away form it. I mean, let's be honest, we all knew America was going to win, but they could have made us question it a little more, or at the very least, had a little more to the story. That and America was just up and down on my like scale, sometimes I thought she was being a little overdramatic/crazy/needed to be slapped and than there were times that I could really understand her struggle. 
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 
Well all know the world has a love hate relationship with this series. Personally I'm in the middle somewhere. I can see why this series is very popular, but I just couldn't take it. The romance was cute, kinda creepy, but cute nonetheless. My biggest problem was that a lot of it was over descriptive and very unrealistic (yes, I realize that vamps and werewolves are not real, but I'm referring to the insta love and the relationships between everyone in general) 
5. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater 
Maggie Stievfvater is an incredible writer and I have loved every book of hers I have ever read. The only reason this series is on the list is because I long time ago (2011) when I was in California she was at a book signing in a small bookstore and my friend got signed copies of the three books. I read them and I loved them, it was a great series for me at the time, especially considering I wasn't that big of a reader at the time. Now I had no idea that she wrote a a fourth book for the series recently, I would read it but I would have to reread the first three books to know what was going on and that is just in no way going to happen considering I have so many books I have never read that I would rather get into. (E.g. The rest of the Raven Cycle series) 

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