Ten Series That I Have Quit!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten bookish things we want to quit, or have quit. We could be creative with this list, but all of my creativeness has seem to have disappeared! I thought I’d look at ten series that I have given up on. Me being me, I’m quite happy to be persuaded to continue if it’s really a book series you love…so let me know!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

Matched- Ally Condie

Matched (Matched, #1)

I started the second book in the trilogy, but I just couldn’t get on with it. I found it unoriginal and not very exciting to read.

Eve- Anna Carey

Eve (Eve, #1)

I thought this book was okay, but I’m not excited enough about it to continue reading.

The Pledge- Kimberly Derting

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)

Again, another series I could take or leave, so I decided to leave…

Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

I’m sorry! I know this series is really popular but it just didn’t do it for me. I don’t think I could commit to the rest of the series when I found the first book a bit dull.

Across The Universe- Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

I thought this series was going to be my kinda thing, but it wasn’t. It was okay, I’m just not inspired to continue.

The Darkest Minds- Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

I really wanted to like this series too, but I didn’t connect with the characters at all.

The Selection- Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

I was happy with it finishing with The One, I just have no interest in the rest of the books!

The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

The 5th Wave took me ages to get into and then hasn’t really stayed with me, so I’ve decided not to continue!

Partials- Dan Wells

Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1)

I remember liking Partials but it’s been so long since I’ve read it that I’ve lost interest in the books!

Rebel Belle- Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)

I enjoyed Rebel Belle but I’m not really interested in the next book, especially after very mixed reviews!

Do you think I should continue with any of these series? Which bookish things have you quit? Feel free to leave me your Top Ten lists and I’ll stop by!

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Top Ten Favourite Books With A Dystopian Setting

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Favourite Books With A X Setting. I have decided to pick my top ten books with a dystopian setting, as I’ve been into my dystopian reads recently! These books aren’t necessarily in order. I find it way too hard to judge my books against each other.

These settings are dystopian settings I enjoyed reading about. Click on the book image to take you to the Goodreads page for the book!

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UgliesScott Westerfeld-  I started this series before I became a book blogger, although I have reviewed Specials and Extras on here. Specials was one of my favourites of the series. I found Extras quite pointless and missed Tally. I loved the dystopian setting in this series.

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Matched- Ally Condie- I haven’t finished this series yet, but aside from the pretty covers I think it’s quite a ‘nice’ dystopian read. It’s not the best written series in the world, and there are far superior dystopian reads but I think it’s certainly an interesting concept if not the most original!

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The HostStephenie Meyer- I thought this book was far superior to the Twilight series. I really liked the world that Meyer created.

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The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins- This is another series that I read in my pre-blogging days. I loved Katniss being such a kick-ass female character. The dystopian setting freaked me out a little bit, but it’s intriguing for sure.

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The Chemical GardensLauren Destefano- I haven’t finished this series yet, but I absolutely LOVED the weird Science-y Dystopian setting.

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Under The Never SkyVeronica Rossi- I haven’t read Through The Ever Night yet, but I loved the setting of Under The Never Sky. It felt like I was right there in the action.

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Shatter MeTahereh Mafi- I love this series and the setting that Tahereh Mafi has created. It’s very creative. The covers are beautiful too, although very similar. The third and last book in the series is going to be called Ignite Me. I can’t wait to see what happens!

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The Lunar ChroniclesMarissa Meyer- I love retellings of fairy tales and The Lunar Chronicles, is so far, very unique.

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PartialsDan Wells- I haven’t started Fragments yet, but I have it ready for me to read. I really like the concept of it and hope to read Fragments soon..

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DeliriumLauren Oliver- I’ve still got Requiem to read, but I’m putting it off because a lot of people haven’t enjoyed the ending at all. This makes me so nervous as I really like this series!

Please feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten lists. I’d love to know what setting you’ve picked this week!

Partials

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How did I get it?:
I bought it.

Synopsis:

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials–engineered organic beings identical to humans–has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what’s left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them–connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question–one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.

Thoughts:

I have really mixed feelings about this book. I thought it was an interesting read but it also took a very long time to get going. During the first half, I was seriously considering giving it up, but I had heard that it got better and I have Fragments to read too, so I persevered. I’m glad I did because it did pick up and became much more exciting towards the second half/end. The first half does start slowly, it gives you the background information in what seems like incredibly long chapters. It’s worth sticking with though as when the action increases it becomes intriguing.

The characters are good, but they take a while to develop. Kira is a fantastic strong female lead. I loved her passion for fighting for what was right. I think I expected there to be more romance in this story. I kept reading how much Marcus and Kira loved each other but there didn’t seem to be a solid connection between them. Then I thought that Samm and Kira might have something, but that didn’t come through. I guess it’s refreshing to see a dystopian/young adult read that’s not overly romanced based.

Partials is an enjoyable read. It takes a while to get into but it has some intriguing ideas and I think Fragments will be one to look forward to. It has much scope to be action packed and exciting.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
Scarlet- Marissa Meyer