Finish Those Series Challenge

This is the page where I list my series in progress and my completed series with a brief opinion/conclusion.

SERIES IN PROGRESS:

These are the series that I fully intend on continuing:

Bardugo, Leigh – The Grisha Trilogy
1. Shadow and Bone – read: Sep 18 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Siege and Storm – TBR
3. Ruin and Rising – TBR

Jordan, Robert – The Wheel of Time
1. The Eye of the World – read: Aug 17 ★★★★★☆☆
2. The Great Hunt – read: Oct 17 ★★★★★★☆
3. The Dragon Reborn – read: Nov 17 ★★★★★☆☆
4. The Shadow Rising – read: Jan 18 ★★★★★☆☆
5. The Fires of Heaven – read: Apr 18 ★★★★☆☆☆
6. Lord of Chaos – read: Jul 18 ★★★★★☆☆
7. A Crown of Swords – read: Sep 18 ★★★★☆☆☆
8. The Path of Daggers – read: Nov 18 ★★★★☆☆☆
9. Winter’s Heart – TBR Jan 19 (re-read)
10. Crossroads of Twilight – TBR (re-read)
11. Knife of Dreams – TBR (re-read)
12. The Gathering Storm – TBR (re-read)
13. Towers of Midnight – TBR (re-read)
14. Memory of Light – TBR (re-read)

Kristoff, Jay – The Nevernight Chronicle
1. Nevernight – read: Feb 18 ★★★★★★☆
2. Godsgrave – TBR
3. Darkdawn – to be published in 2019

Marillier, Juliet – Blackthorn & Grim
1. Dreamer’s Pool – read: Feb 18 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Tower of Thorns – TBR
3. Den of Wolves – TBR

Rowling, J K Harry Potter series 
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’ Stoneread: Jul 18 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsread: Aug 18 ★★★★☆☆☆
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanread: Oct 18 ★★★★★★☆
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Jan 19 ★★★★★★☆
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – TBR
6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – TBR
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – TBR

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FINISHED SERIES: 

Arden, Katherine – Winternight Trilogy
1. The Bear and the Nightingale – read: Sep 17 ★★★★★★☆
2. The Girl in the Tower – read: Sep 17★★★★★★☆
3. The Winter of the Witchread: Jan 19 ★★★★★★☆

This series is just magical. I love the setting, the atmosphere, the characters. I loved all three of the books, but I feel the writing improved as the series went on. Definitely a series I will re-read in the future.
Overall rating: ★★★★★★☆

Brooks, Terry – The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy
1. Wards of Faerie – read: May 18 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Bloodfire Quest – read: Jul 18 ★★★★★☆☆
3. Witch Wraith – read: Sep 18 ★★★★☆☆☆

Terry Brooks has always been comfort reading for me. His books/series follow a familiar rhythm that I enjoy. I enjoyed this series, but wish the final book was a bit stronger.
Overall rating: ★★★★★☆☆

Hobb, Robin – The Farseer Trilogy
1. Assassin’s Apprentice – read: Jan 18 ★★★★★★☆
2. Royal Assassin – read: Jun 18 ★★★★★☆☆
3. Assassin’s Quest – read: Aug 18 ★★★★★☆☆

I really enjoyed this series. I love Hobb’s characters. The main niggle I had with it that it was much longer than it needed to be, especially the final book. However,  I definitely want to read more Hobb in the future.
Overall rating: ★★★★★☆☆

Siddoway, Derek Alan – The Gryphon Riders trilogy
1. Windswornread: Jun 18 ★★★★★★☆
2. Windsweptread: Sep 18 ★★★★★★☆
3. Windbreak – read: Nov 18 ★★★★★☆☆

I really enjoyed this series. It took me by surprise and I really enjoyed the ride. The writing is really solid, the plot is great and I love Eva, the main character. And it’s got gryphons! Although the last book did not quite do what I wanted it to do, overall I think this is a really excellent series.
Overall rating: ★★★★★★☆

Tolkien, J R R – The Lord of the Rings 
1. The Fellowship of the Ring – read: Aug 18: ★★★★☆☆☆
2. The Two Towers – read: Sep 18 ★★★★★☆☆
3. The Return of the King – read: Oct 18 ★★★☆☆☆☆

I am glad I re-read The Lord of the Rings series, but I did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped. Although I admire how revolutionary it would have been, I struggled with the first and third books in particular. I really enjoyed the overarching story, but I am not the biggest fan of Tolkien’s writing.
Overall rating: ★★★★☆☆☆

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DNF:

Brown, Pierce – Red Rising
1. Red Rising – read: Mar 18 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Golden Son – read: Apr 18 ★★★★☆☆☆

After reading the first two books, I decided this series simply is not for me.

Taylor, Laini – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – read: Aug 17 ★★★★★☆☆
2. Days of Blood and Starlight – read: Aug 18 ★★★★☆☆☆

I simply lost interest in this series. There was a year between reading the first and second book and I simply do not feel like carrying on this series.

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