There are so many hyped teen and YA books series, many of which I’ve read, however there’s a few that don’t appeal to me for various reasons, so I thought I’d go through the book series I won’t read. There are also a number I’ve started but don’t plan on finishing, but I think I’ll save those for another post.
1.`Fallen series by Lauren Kate
I did used to own the first book in this series – I think I bought it for about 50p in charity shop – because I had heard quite a lot about it, and at the time it sounded interesting to me, however over summer when I did a big sort out and unhaul of my books I decided that it just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. It’s the sort of thing I would have liked as a young teenager, but just isn’t the type of thing I’ll ever read therefore I’ll never read the series.
2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Steifvater
I bought the whole series for quite cheap during the Twilight era when werewolves were big (and also because the covers were pretty…). A couple of my friends read Shiver and said it was okay (they didn’t rave about it but I think they quite enjoyed it) so I contemplated reading it, but then they read the next book – Linger – and they both hated it. One hated it so much that she couldn’t bring herself to finish the series, and one finished but reluctantly, but either way it seriously put me off reading it. So, about 5 + years later I still haven’t read them, and unhauled the series a few months ago. Werewolves aren’t my thing anymore anyway.
3. Castor Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I heard about this series mostly when the Beautiful Creatures film came out, and I heard quite a few good things about it but it just really never appealed to me. I can’t put my finger on why but I just never had any inclination to read the book or watch the film, and even less so now, so for that reason I pretty positive I’ll never read the series.
4.Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This is a very popular series – probably one of the most popular I’m talking about – but as with Beautiful Creature I can’t put my finger on why exactly but it just doesn’t appeal to me. I think possibly because it sounds very creepy, and that really isn’t my thing I don’t like things that are scary particularly, especially not supernatural (I’m not sure because I don’t know all that much about it so forgive me if I’m wrong, but it think it maybe has supernatural elements?). Either way, something about the book just doesn’t seem like the sort of thing I’d enjoy, however this is probably the one out of all the books on the list I’m most likely to change my mind on.
5. A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin
This is probably an unpopular opinion because the TV show is so popular, and maybe it’s just because I don’t watch the show that I’m saying this, but I have no inclination to read Game of Thrones. Everyone tells me I should watch it – and I do plan to at some point – but the books are so long, and there are so many I just don’t think I’ll ever be bothered.
6. Gone by Michael Grant
This is a series that seemed popular a few years ago, I never knew a lot about it and couldn’t tell you to this day so many I’m being judgemental but realistically I just know I’ll never read it because there are so many amazing sounding books and series that I want to read.
7. House of Night by P.C. Cast
There was time (once again, Twilight era) when I considered reading this series, but I never got round to buying them because there were just so many of them, and now I kind of out of the vampire phase, it just doesn’t appeal to me anymore so I just know realistically I won’t want to read them.
8. Lorien Legacies by Pitticus Lore
I keep repeating myself, so as you can see the common theme here is that the series just really doesn’t appeal to me. I know these books were fairly popular – enough so that there was a book made of the first one (I Am Number Four) – and my brother had and enjoyed the books, however neither the book nor film ever intrigued me enough for me to pick them up, and why this point I doubt I ever will.
9.Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
I loved the TV series for the Vampire Diaries series a few years ago (however I stopped watching so I haven’t finished the last few series) and I think the reason for this is just that my tastes have changed and, as I said previously, vampire stories don’t appeal to me so much anymore. I did have some of the books, but I unhauled them a while back because they were just sitting on my over-cluttered shelves unread.
10. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I feel like I’m becoming very repetitive so I’ll keep this short, but I did own the first one, and around the time I was into vampires I thought I’d like angels, but now it doesn’t interest me so I unhauled the book.
11. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I never really knew a whole lot about the series, but I got a lot of them cheap (3 for £5) in The Works, so I just kept buying the series, but they sat there for a long time, so when I did my big unhauling over summer I thought it was about time to give someone else a chance to read them rather than leaving them to gather dust on my shelf.
12. Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This ones slightly different, because it’s not on here because it doesn’t sound good or it was sitting on my shelf for too long, because it does sounds interesting and maybe I would like it, however there are so many other series that sound so amazing and that I can’t wait to read I just can’t see myself investing my time into reading this series.
13. Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Finally, is the Gallagher Girls series, and this one is similar to the last one. I did own the first one, and it does still sound like it could be good and maybe in the future I might try it, but it was sitting on my shelf for so long I decided to unhaul it for the moment, and there are a lot in the series which also put me off.
As I mentioned for a couple of them, this isn’t set in stone, it’s just how I feel at the moment, and maybe in the future I will change my mind, but as it stands these are the books I don’t think I’ll read. These are just my opinions and other people may love the series I’ve mentioned so I don’t mean to offend anyone.