Tuesday, April 15, 2014 21:48
Mission impossible: Tackling series (update 2)
It’s time for an update (thanks to Siiri for reminding me!) If you don’t know about this mission, you can read all the details in my Tackling series introduction and my first update. With this mission I'm trying to cut down the huge amount of series I'm reading.
These are the 12 series I decided to finish this year:
1. Gail Carriger - Parasol protectorate (Heartless & Timeless)
2. Rae Carson - The bitter kingdom (novella's optional)
3. Juliet Marillier - Seven waters (Flame of Seven Waters)
4. Jenni James - Fairy tale collection (Rumpelstilskin, Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Snow white, The frog prince & Twelve dancing princesses)
5. Adam Gidwitz - A tale dark and Grimm (The Grimm conclusion)
6. Dan Wells - Partials sequence (Ruins)
7.Marie Lu - Legend (Champion)
8. E.D Baker - The wide-awake princess (Unlocking the spell)
9. Mary Pearson - Jenna Fox chronicles (Fox Forever)
10. Lauren DeStefano - Wither (Fever)
11. Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood (Girl of nightmares)
12. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy (Shadow kiss, blood promise, spirit bound, the last sacrifice)
These are the series I already finished:
-Juliet Marillier - Seven waters (Flame of Seven Waters)
-Adam Gidwitz - A tale dark and Grimm (The Grimm conclusion)
-Dan Wells - Partials sequence (Ruins)
-Julie Kagawa – The forever song (Blood of Eden).
-Veronica Roth - Allegiant (Divergent)
The only problem is that, according to my statics, I started 14 new series. 4 of them are DNF series though and there is one series I can finish because it’s already completely published: Kristin Cashore – Graceling Realm.
Looking at all these series and the different lengths, I wonder what is your favorite amount of books in a series? Do you prefer the new trend of duologies, the always existing trilogies or do you prefer more books? For me, it really depends on the story and the characters. Sometimes I have a feeling a story can't be told in just two or three books. A perfect example is Harry Potter: it wouldn't have been the same without those 7 books. Sometimes I have a feeling authors are spreading too little plot and story in too many books. I think that's why the second-book-syndrome exists. It's only there to make it a trilogy, but it has no value for the story-line. Sometimes I've grown too attached to characters and I don't want to let them go - or I hate them and I can't wait for it to be all over. So, it's hard for me to pick a favorite amount of books. I just want it to be right for the story.
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.