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Top 5 Wednesday: Series that got better

Getting back on track and trying to write my reviews for the three books I’ve read in the next few days! There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment so I do not expect a lot, but I should be able to have at least one review up by the weekend. Note: as I’m typing this, it’s Wednesday night (and it’s 3am oops), and just a day ago on Tuesday I have broken up with my (now ex) boyfriend so I’m not really completely back from that yet.

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

— We’ve talked about series that went downhill with each book, but talk about series that are worth pushing through the first (or first few…) books to get to the good stuff!

This will be quite a hard one because usually when I read series, I like all the books! However, I did manage to find some 🙂

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1. Legend series by Marie Lu

Gods, I loved this series with the first book, but the second and third were even better! Although there was a little bit of a love triangle, not much happened at that point, which was amazing!

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2. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

Ahhh of course, Richelle Mead in the list. I absolutely adored the first book, but when this series went on it just got better and better and better. So many new things were happening and it was so good! I still have to finish it someday but I since I recently bought both Vampire Acacademy and Bloodlines, I might as well start them all over again :p

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3. Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa

While this series also started off great, much more things happened when this series continued. I’m still sad that this series ended after three books though

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4. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

I must admit, when I first started reading Shatter Me, I honestly didn’t know what to think of it. A girl who can’t touch anyone…. but one person? Who she also seems to hate??? Or not???? However, as the books went on the plot got better and better

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5. Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee

Although I haven’t read this series yet (still missing the third book), this is another great series with a great start and a great middle and as far as I know, a great ending. There is actually no love triangle so far so that’s an amazing thing

 

Honorary mention: Percy Jackson series (and everything else) by Rick Riordan

This is honorary because I already had 5, but also because I didn’t like any other book more than the first one, it’s just that they all are so great! Seriously I can’t tell you enough how much I adore the entire Percy Jackson world ❤

-Luci


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T5W: Favorite polarizing books

I’m incredibly tired, since last Monday (January 16th) was my birthday and I slept for about 5 hours and then had to work half of the day and had a concert during the evening and got home at 2 am. However, I’m still alive, the concert was incredible and I had an amazing day 🙂

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.

  1. Legend series by Marie Lu8f7c8bc2f2dd5effae2cf0c6ae84f30e

As far as I know, this is one that everyone just loves. The only slightly negative comments I’ve seen were about some typical YA cliches (love triangles and such), so that’s good! I absolutely loved this trilogy (I reviewed them here, here and here)

 

2. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

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Here, the opinions are more diverse. We have one part (that I’m with) that loved the series, and the other part just hated it. I can kind of understand them though, if you don’t like these kind of books, this is a no-go.

 

3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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Here, the opinions are, again, diverse. But now we have one part that loved it but though the last 3 books were unnecessary, the part that thought all 6 books were awesome, and the part that thought none of them were awesome. I personally was about to give up at the 4th book because I absolutely couldn’t get through with it, but at the end I was glad I went on. This series was quite amazing. Maybe a bit cliché at times, but hey, you can’t have everything, right?

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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This is the book that almost everyone loved… Almost. I read a lot of comments that said this book was far from the truth and that the writing was terrible, as were the characters and how this book shouldn’t even be ranked so high (I’m sure there will always be comments like that, which I don’t understand. Why so much hate? Why won’t you just let people enjoy something, even if you don’t like it??). I think those people thought this book would make them feel like they were reading about themselves (like a lot of people had), but that wasn’t what happened. Or it was something else I don’t know. However, I really liked this book. I reviewed it here.

5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Now this book was kind of hard to read at the beginning because the writing style was completely different from what I was used to. But once I got through that, this book was really enjoyable and I liked it a lot…. And then came the end and I screamed because I had definitely not seen that coming. This is a book that you can either love or hate. There’s almost no “I did like it, but not that much” possible. I have a feeling the one side is like me, completely in shock and the other side is like “… I have no words for how much worse this book got after that plottwist” (at least, that’s what I heard and read). I reviewed it here.

 

Did you love these books or did you absolutely despite them? Please tell me, I’m really curious! 

-Luci


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