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My Unfinished Series: Keep Reading or DNF it #8

Hi guys! How are you doing? It’s been a little while since I did one of these posts, and this is going to be the last one for now. So if I’m going to reach my goal of a 50 series-TBR, it’s gonna have to happen today! Last time number was 53, so….let’s DNF some books y’all.

36. Sofia Khan by Ayisha Malik

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Books Published: 2/2 Books Read: 1/2

Synopsis: Unlucky in love once again after her possible-marriage-partner-to-be proves a little too close to his parents, Sofia Khan is ready to renounce men for good. Or at least she was, until her boss persuades her to write a tell-all expose about the Muslim dating scene.

My thoughts: I loved Sofia Khan is Not Obliged! It was such a fun, diverse contemporary with a great cast of characters and a lovely romance. Which (ironically) is why I have no interest in picking up the sequel, I’m just too happy with how thing ended to risk reading a sequel that could ruin everything.

Verdict: DNF

37. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

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Books Published: 3/3 Books Read: 1/3

Synopsis: The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

My thoughts: I listened to the first book on audio and it was a very enjoyable read. I love when YA Fantasy gives me something different and this is definitley that. I was a little worried the series would lost some tension once the whole who’s who element’s been played out, but I’ve heard so many great thing about the second book I don’t think that will be an issue al all. I’ve also heard the villain on book two is 10/10, which is enough of a reason for me to keep reading! I love villains.

Verdict: Keep Reading

38. The Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove 

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Books Published: 3/3 Books Read: 1/3

Synopsis: Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World, a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself. Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed the first book in this series, it gave me His Dark Materials vibes in a good way and I always love reading about explorers. It also has one of the most unique, cool and original worlds I’ve read about, with each continent being in different time periods. If the second book had been out, I would’ve probably read it right away, but it wasn’t AND NOW I DON’T REMEMBER THE PLOT PEOPLE. I was going to DNF this cause I hate rereading books just so I can read the sequel, but I think I just talked myself into doing it. Which is opposite of what I’m trying to do here, but who’s counting. (Me. I’m counting. 53 series.)

Verdict: Keep Reading

39. Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray 

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Books Published: 3/3 Books Read: 1/3

Synopsis: It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls and their foray into the spiritual world lead to? 

My thoughts: I feel kind of bad about this, but I find this series so forgettable. I kept forgetting about the first book while I was reading it and I’d completely forgotten to put it on my list of unfinished series as well. I don’t dislike this series, in fact I really liked the setting and girl squad, but I literally never think about it – so I don’t think I’ll be picking up the sequels.

Verdict: DNF

40. The Expanse by James S.A. Corey

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Books Published: 7/9 Books Read: 1/9

Synopsis: In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

My thoughts: Leviathan Wakes is a sci-fi book with a noir twist and I loved it. I loved the setting, the characters, the plot, the mystery. It was amazing. So of course I want to say I’m super excited to keep reading this series, but I’m not. My commitment issue just aren’t ready for a nine book series. (I’m sorry, Julie!!!) I hope I change my mind though, cause this is amazing sci-fi.

Verdict: DNF

Total Score – Keep Reading: 21 DNF: 19 My Number: 50

So, that’s it guys! I’m so happy I got my series-TBR down to 50 (My series-tbr, if you’re curious). I know that’s still a lot, but it includes the ones I’m caught up on as well, so it feels a little more manageable. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed making them. As always I’d love to hear what you think! Have you read any of these books? Do you agree with my choices? Have you DNF’d any series lately?

19 thoughts on “My Unfinished Series: Keep Reading or DNF it #8

  1. I read the entire Remnant Chronicles series and thought each book was worse then the one before it 😦 I was disappointed in how the series turned out. Tho I know a lot of people loved the whole series, so its probably just me being weird! If you get around to finishing it I hope you like it!

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    1. I’ve been hearing mixed things too after posting this, but I loved the first book. It’s a lot of fun trying to guess who’s the prince and who’s the assassin and it’s a really different kind of plot from most YA fantasy, more slowly paced, but in a good way 🙂

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  2. I love all your Unfinished Series posts. Your explainations are really interesting and are definetly moving things up and down my TBR. Although, I should really try and cull my series too…

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  3. I’m only familiar with The Remnant Chronicles, I’m glad you’re continuing with this series! Very interested to hear your thoughts I loooved the villian in book two. He’s very much like the Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy. I’m super interested in The Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove, I’m not familiar with His Dark Materials, but I’m always in the mood for a unique world!

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    1. Omg, you just made me even more excited to read the next book! The Darkling is my favorite villain! The world in The Mapmaker’s is so cool and definitley unique, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up 😊

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  4. I had a strange relationship with Doyle’s series. I bing read it in a week, sort of, so I think I liked it at the time, but once I’ve finished it… I forget about it and I didn’t keep something with me from the reading. At all. I was completely indifferent and I didn’t care about it. It was so strange!!!!
    I’ve started Pearson’s series too, and I have read just the first one, but I don’t know if I want to go on with it… I liked the first one but I didn’t love it and I’m forgetting almost all the story. I have to decide quickly!

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    1. That totally makes sense to me, that’s exactly how I feel about the first book. It was easy to read and I enjoyed it, but I haven’t thought about it since. I should read The Hear of Betrayal before I forget the story too, but I probably won’t. I do want to finish that series though, I’m just so slow 😂

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