I recently shared all of the book series that I am in the middle of and want to continue on with, so today I am talking about all of the series I have decided to DNF. I just have to many series on the go to commit to a series I am not invested in!
I actually really enjoyed The Knight of Never Letting Go when I read it years ago, but something happened that made me so mad and broke my heart. I haven’t been able to continue on with the series and I know I never will at this point. It is being adapted, which I am a little bit weary about but I am also very curious. I will have to look up some reviews of it before watching!
A Darker Shade of Magic
I don’t know what it is but there is just something about V.E. Schwab’s writing that I don’t connect with. I absolutely loved the premise of A Darker Shade of Magic, but I never found myself deeply invested. The books are just way to long for me to end up just thinking that they are okay.
Another series from Schwab! In theory I should love these books but City of Ghosts was not my favourite. I loved the setting, the atmosphere, and the characters, but again I just think it is something about the writing style that doesn’t work for me.
The Lunar Chronicles
The Lunar Chronicles is another example of loving the premise more than the execution. A SciFi retelling of classic fairytales has so much potential, but I never connected to any of the characters. I read both Cinder and Scarlet before realizing that the series was ultimately not for me.
The Raven Cycle
Ah I know that The Raven Cycle is so beloved and many people’s favourite series, but Maggie Stiefvater is another author whose writing style I cannot get into for some reason! That pains me because I love the idea of The Raven Cycle and I also read The Scorpio Races where I had similar feelings. I really should sit down and explore why certain writing styles don’t work for me!
The Simple Wild
I know that this is going to be controversial because I see The Simple Wild everywhere but I really did not like it, especially as a romance. I was more intrigued by the setting and the main character’s relationship with her father than I was by the love story. I thought that it was an example of hate-to-love that went too far!
Stalking Jack the Ripper
As much as I did enjoy Stalking Jack the Ripper, I am happy to think of it as a standalone! I don’t think I need to read more from this world or these characters.
While I did enjoy The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue when I first read it, the author has since done some things that I am uncomfortable with and I don’t think I am missing anything by choosing to DNF the series!
I recently unhauled Carry On, which pained me because of how beautiful the cover is! However, I just did not enjoy this book at all. I struggled to get into it and is one I probably should have DNFed. Safe to say I never planned on finishing the series!
All the Stars and Teeth
What is it about mermaid books that always sound so good but rarely ever work? I wouldn’t have read All the Stars and Teeth if it were not for a buddy read on Instagram, and, sadly, none of us enjoyed it. It is one of those books that I forgot about as soon as I was finished!
The Belles had such a great premise and I did think the book was good, just not memorable enough for me to want to continue on with the series! There are so many series I am in the middle of, so I need to make sure I focus on the ones I am most interested in.
I love the concept of the DC Icons series and thought that Bardugo did some interesting things with Wonder Woman as a character, but I think I am realizing that I don’t care to read about superheroes! I will stick to the movies!
I absolutely adore Marie Lu, but I think I came to the Legend series too late. I would have loved it if I had read it when it came out and when everyone was raving about it! It is a series that feels very much of its time.
I actually read the first three books in this series and own the fourth book, but War Storm is just so long and I am not sure that I care enough about the characters to want to spend that much time with them.
This is a series that I could be convinced to carry on with, but I would have to reread A Great and Terrible Beauty. I love the setting and the atmosphere, but the books are huge! It would be quite a time investment!
Tiny Pretty Things
Tiny Pretty Things is a duology, so I really should read Shiny Broken Pieces at some point. I thought the first book was fun and dramatic, but I am not sure I will ever actually prioritize it!
So that is it! Those are all the series I am giving up on! I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these!