Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A World of Series

I love a good series, and if I'm being honest, I don't mind a half decent series if I fall in love with the characters.


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
J.R.R. Tolkien: Fantasy
  • The Lord of the Rings


YA SERIES:

Kristin Cashore: Fantasy
  • Graceling
Cassandra Clare: Fantasy, Paranormal
  • The Mortal Instruments
Suzanne Collins: Dystopia
  • Hunger Games
Becca Fitzpatrick: Paranormal Romance
  • Hush, Hush
Stephenie Meyer: Paranormal Romance
  • Twilight
Lauren Oliver: Dystopia
  • Delirium
Victoria Roth: Dystopia
  • Divergent
L.J. Smith: Paranormal Romance
  • Secret Circle
  • Vampire Diaries (I read 3 of the books. A world apart from the show.)
Maggie Stiefvater: Paranormal Romance
  • Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls)
 
MG SERIES:


Brandon Mull: Fantasy
  • Fablehaven
  • Spirit Animals
Sarah Prineas: Fantasy
  • The Magic Thief
Rick Riordan  (You name it, I love it): Fantasy
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief series
                -Demigods and Greek Mythology
  • The Heroes of Olympus
                  -Next Generation of Demigods and Roman/Greek Mythology                                                            
  • Kane Chronicles: Brother and Sister, Egyptian Mythology
J.K. Rowling: Fantasy
  • Harry Potter  (PURE AWESOMENESS)




NA SERIES:


Bella Forrest: Paranormal Romance
  • A Shade of Vampire
J.R. Ward: Paranormal Romance
  • Brotherhood Series
  • Fallen Angels


What series are your favorites?




Write on,
Kim