Grumpy Book Grrrl

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is series I’ve given up on.

  1. Undead (aka Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson ~ I read books 1-11. At first the series was a funny paranormal romance. After a while the vibe changed. It wasn’t funny and it got weird.
  2. Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill ~ I read books 1-5. Merit, the newly turned vampire, was smarter and more capable than all of the old vampires. She was too special. I hated all of the angst with her and Ethan. The series had young adult feel to it.
  3. Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa ~ I read the first two books. I’m way too old for this. The target audience is very young adults. There was way too much drama. The main character was TSTL but everyone loved her. There were easy to spot loopholes in the rules that supposedly wise people couldn’t figure out.
  4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare ~ I read books 1-3. It was entertaining. There was a love triangle which was resolved at the end of book 3. I decided to give up on the series when it was apparent there was serious relationship drama coming in the next book. There had been enough of that already.
  5. Greywalker by Kat Richardson ~ I read books 1-4. The world building in this series was great which was why I read as many books as I did. The style was unusual. The books were slow moving. The writing was flat. I felt emotionless and disengaged while reading.
  6. Study by Maria V Snyder ~ I loved the first book and hated the second. Brilliant characters became idiots. The romance dissipated. Certain elements of the plot in the second book were absolutely ridiculous. I never went from loving to hating a series so quickly.
  7. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin ~ I read the first two books. I liked them, but it was a struggle for me to get through them. Epic fantasies are not usually something I like to read. This series had so many characters that I couldn’t keep them straight in my head. Someone told me this is why there are wikis, but when I read a book I don’t want to consult other sources to completely understand what’s going on.
  8. The World of Lupi by Eileen Wilks ~ I read books 1-5. Honestly I don’t even remember exactly what it was I didn’t like about this series. I remember being really irritated with it. I think it had something to do with the side characters.
  9. Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter ~ I read the first three books. Some things about this series were really cool. The world was different and original. I hated the relationship drama with multiple love interests especially when none of the guys were appealing.
  10. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness ~ The first book was alright. The second one was one of the worst books I’ve ever read. It was pointless filler. It was one of those books where I wished I could have gotten back the time I spent reading it.

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Given Up On

  1. Mike Finn says:

    I agree with 2,4, and 10. I think Jane Yellowrock got better but it took a while. I prefer the Soulwood spin off. The rest I haven’t tried and now I’m forewarned. Thanks.


    1. I’ve heard good things about Jane Yellowrock from a few people. I’ve been meaning to read the spin off but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ll have to bump it up on my massive TBR list since you said it was better.

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  2. I gave up on Chicagoland Vampires too. The relationship drama was just too high school besides the always smarter than the old vamps MC.


    1. I agree. It’s too bad there was so much childish drama because there were some things I really liked about the series.

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