A Series is like shopping. When I go to the store, I like to run in, get what I need, and get out with little or no thought. I don't like to look around. I don't like seeing what new products are out there. I want to get what I need and go. (Unless, of course, it's a book store, than all bets are off.)
And that's why I love a Series. In the first book, I meet the characters and if I find them mildly entertaining, I am ready to follow them on their journey until the Series ends.
I HATE it when a great series ends. After Deathly Hallows, I felt so sad and empty, I reread the entire series again, but it only made the emptiness worse.
(Note: I re-read each book in the series, every time a new one came out, so yes, I am a Harry Potter geek. Actually, I tend to do this with every series if I have to wait more than a few months for the next installment.)
I also read the Twilight Trilogy several times. I loved escaping into another world without too much effort, and I had a difficult time finding another series that filled that desire to read amazing stories.
(Note: At the time, I wasn't aware of the whole new world of YA and NA and paranormal and dystopia just waiting for me to discover. Remember, I was a literary fiction snob for many years.)
Here's my list, I divided into YA, NA, and MG (middle grade). I lean towards fantasy and dystopia. There are loads of decent Contemporary Fiction series out there. It all depends on what you're looking for, and at the moment, I don't LOVE any as much as my fantasy, dystopias, and paranormal romances. (Just wait until Starr Fall comes out, that'll be a Contemporary Series, you will LOVE:)
**Disclaimer: I did warn you that I will read a series even if it's half decent, because I love the characters. So, if you read it and don't like it, sorry. Reading is subjective.**
NON AGE-GROUPED SERIES:
C.S. Lewis: Fantasy
- Chronicles of Narnia
- The Lord of the Rings
Kristin Cashore: Fantasy
- The Mortal Instruments
- Hunger Games
- Hush, Hush
Stephenie Meyer: Paranormal Romance
Victoria Roth: Dystopia
- Secret Circle
- Vampire Diaries (I read 3 of the books. A world apart from the show.)
- Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls)
Brandon Mull: Fantasy
- Spirit Animals
- The Magic Thief
- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief series
- The Heroes of Olympus
- Kane Chronicles: Brother and Sister, Egyptian Mythology
- Harry Potter (PURE AWESOMENESS)
Bella Forrest: Paranormal Romance
- A Shade of Vampire
- Brotherhood Series
- Fallen Angels
What series are your favorites?