Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Series I’m Never Going to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish.” This week’s topic is so timely as I’ve been planning to do a book unhaul, so this week’s list out to inspire me to get rid of these. Hoping all that extra room doesn’t tempt me to buy more books. I do not need them. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh – I really wish I had liked this one more as I’m a big fan of The Wrath and the Dawn duology. I have no plans to pick up the sequel, so it might be time to let this one go.

2. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock – The second book in this series really made me mad (reviving a love triangle I could not stand) and I haven’t even thought about reading the final book as a result.

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs – I liked the first book in this series and have the rest of the books, but it’s been years and I’ve lost interest. Might keep these on my shelf for little longer for my nephew though.

4. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – I wanted to pick up the sequel and have had it in my Book Outlet cart several times, but never followed through. I think it’s time to let this one go.

5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – I really really like the first two books in this series, but put off the third and then came across a major spoiler, which made me put it off even longer. The third book is huge and really, I don’t recall the first two too well, so I think I’m going to call it quits with this one.

6. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron – I really liked this first book, but I’ve owned the second for years and have very little desire to finish the duology. Time to bid them farewell.

7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – The second book really ruined this series for me, so much so that I haven’t felt the need to read the third book at all.

8. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison – I loved the first two books in this series. They are so funny, but I’m less inclined to pick up the third book. No specific reason other than there are so many other books that I’m interested in.

9. The Enemy by Charlie Higson – I didn’t realize there would be so many books in this series. There are seven. I read the first three and kind of forgot about them. I dread having to revisit these first ones in order to understand the rest.

10. Skylark by Meagan Spooner – Looking back, the first two books in this series were decent enough, but I have a feeling I’d be harsher with the final book now that I’ve read more of the genre. Will be skipping it after all.

Have you read any of these? Any of these series you stopped reading as well? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

65 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Series I’m Never Going to Finish

  1. I thought Flame in the Mist was better than Smoke in the Sun, although I liked them both.

    I agree with you on The Fifth Wave. Normally, when I write a list of the top books I read in a year, if I read more than one book of a series in a year and they’re both good, I will lump them all together. For my favorite books I read in 2016, I specifically mentioned that only the first book of the Fifth Wave trilogy made the list. If I ever decide to read it in Spanish, I will only get the first book. It’s a shame too, because the first book was really good.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I have the last book in the Kiss of Deception series, but I’m not sure I’m that bothered about it anymore. I can see why you wouldn’t want to finish these. Great list!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve heard lots of good things about Mary Pearson’s series, so I’ll confess, I’m curious about it. Also, those ‘Fairy Godmother’ books have always looked super cute, but I’ve never read them! Perhaps someday when I want a fun read, I’ll give them a chance. 🙂

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday, Alicia.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Flame in the Mist and Miss Peregrine are two I am unlikely to continue as well. Especially Flame in the Mist as I didn’t really like it.
    And I understand what you mean about second 5th wave book. It sucked so much. I did finish the series and enjoyed the second book.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs…. If I ever had any interest I’ve lost it all over the years. It’s like I deleted this series from my brain completely, lmao.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I do want to read Miss Peregrine someday. Their gothic cover seems really intriguing! I have the same problem where I leave book two unread for months and then completely forget about how badly I had wanted to read them haha

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I read the A Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy several years ago. Honestly, the premise was so weird and out of my normal reading sphere that I don’t remember the details, but I do remember that there was a LOT going on in the third book. I guess I’m glad I finished the series but it obviously wasn’t a memorable one for me.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I recently finished The 5th Wave series and it was meh. I didn’t care about the ending to be honest. I ended up not really falling in love with Miss Peregrine’s as much as everyone else. So after finishing the first book, I just decided to not continue in general.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I read the first book in the Miss Peregrine’s series, but never got around to the rest. I have a friend who read them all and loved them though. I have the book A Great and Terrible Beauty and keep meaning to read it. I thought it was a stand alone though, so yipes another series. Maybe I’ll wait till she is done with her Diviners series first.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A Great and Terrible Beauty is a series and the last book is so big (819 pages!). I won’t be reading it, but kind of wonder what the heck happens to justify that length. I’ve only read the first book in her Diviners series, but wasn’t a fan of the protagonist. I’ve been thinking of giving it another try though because I love the era and it’s the kind of book I should love, but am not sure why we didn’t connect in the first place.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Wow I had no idea the last book was that long. I’m glad I haven’t started the series now. Evie is annoying in Diviners, but the next books bring in more points of view and I really like the other Diviners. Evie gets a bit better as time goes on too.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. I read Hemlock when it came out but I don’t know if I even realized it was a series – or I forget at least. Not interested in continuing, though I liked Hemlock. I read the first Miss Peregrine and enjoyed it, but I don’t really need to finish that series either.


    Liked by 1 person

  11. I am a Peculiar Children fan, and was really happy with the ending, but I have not finished A Great and Terrible Beauty. I liked the first book, but it’s been so long, I am not sure about picking it back up.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Quirk books sent me the first three Peregrines in paperback, but I have yet to read them. I have seen so many people say they didn’t càre for the second one. I might donate them for the library’s used book sale. 🙂


  13. I really liked the Miss Peregrine’s series, but I still haven’t read the third book (Library of Souls) and I do want to finish the series, but realistically I don’t know if that will actually happen since it’s been FOREVER since I’ve read the second book. I actually enjoyed the first two books in the 5th Wave series but that third book was so freaking horrible!! I couldn’t believe it. I was so disappointed.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. I haven’t read these, or even heard of all of them, but you and I have discussed series many times. After a conversation we had last summer, I ended up buying a twelve-book series! Ack! I still haven’t started it, but I have read three of the books in the past and loved/were crushed by them. Are these all series of books that you OWN and are going to get rid of, or are they at the library, or…?

    Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear from you. Share your thoughts here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.