Series I’ve finished In 2018!!

I’m still shocked at how many books and series I’ve managed to read this year.  Typically, I read around 40 books on average, so nearing the 60 book mark feels extra special, and likely a unique achievement (maybe I might hit 50 next year??).  For now, here’s a list of the series/stand alones I’ve read.  If anyone wants to see a full listing of the books I’ve read in 2018 I can do that for my Goodreads challenge post in January (with links to my reviews if wanted).  Without further ado here’s the list of series I’ve finished in 2018! (With maybe another addition if I can get my butt in action and finish Queen of Air and Darkness this weekend.  Maybe??)

  1. The Red Queen Quartet by Victoria AveyardImage result for red queen series

  2. Wintersong Duology by S Jae-Jones

    • Review from Goodreads: I don’t know why it took me a while to pick up this book, it had some of my favorite book elements; fairy tales, the Fae (goblins though), imperfect heroines, and addictive page turning. What made this book even better was that Liesl doesn’t use weapons in her defense but words and intelligence, giving her a unique characteristic among most of my favorite females of ya lit. I’m excited to see where the next book takes us and what happens with the goblin king!
  3. A Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab

    • Review from Goodreads: (Review of Gathering of Shadows) Yet again, V.E. Schwab leaves me wanting the next book with a heart breaking, and also hopeful ending. When I picked up a Darker Shade of Magic I had no idea what I was walking into, but I love every minute of reading her stories, her characters as magical as the world they inhabit. Cannot wait to pick up the next, and final book in this series!
  4. Modern Faerie Tales Series by Holly Black

    • Review from Goodreads: I picked up this and the rest of the trilogy after the high of reading Black’s The Cruel Prince. I still loved her take on the world of the Fae, but I think her newer ones will be my favorites. There was quite a bit of drinking and drugs in this book and it’s sequels, enough so that that’s the tone the book begins with. Getting past that though is a great trilogy and set of characters. Kaye is of course my favorite , and Roiben right behind her. If you like your characters having rough edges, then this is a great series for you, and if you need a book about the Fae then as always Black is the queen and you must pick up any one of her books!
  5. Carve the Mark Duology by Veronica Roth

    • Review from Goodreads: In comparison to Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, I found this novel to be a lot more mature in both its writing style, and characters. Our main characters Akos and Cyra both have their own issues in the story, and have to work through them not only together, but on their own to grow. I’m not going to point out what their flaws or weaknesses are (that would be a blatant spoiler), but I will tell you that these were well thought out, and showed a deepness to her characters that I loved, and made me want the next book (I still want it, can I have an arc?) badddd. I know that when book 2 comes out I will be running to the book store, picking it up, and possibly not talking to anyone for a bit.
  6. Flame in the Mist Duology by Renee Ahdieh

    • Link to Goodreads Review: HERE
  7. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J MaasImage result for Throne of glass series

  8. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

    • Review from Goodreads: I’ve been in the mood for a great contemporary with lots of emotion and this one more than fit that bill, and then some. There’s something about each of the characters that make you fall in love with each of them, good or bad. From the cute but scary Kitty (Lara Jean’s younger sister) to Peter Kavinsky, who is like one of Lara Jean’s cakes, lots of layers. This book was amazingly cute, emotional, and filled with a whole host of people who made me laugh, want to cry, and gasp in shock. I. am. marathoning. this. series. Bring on them emotions!
  9. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin KwanImage result for crazy rich asians book series

  10. Reawakened by Colleen Houck

    • Goodreads Review Link: HERE 
    • Series Review on Blog: HERE
  11. Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

    • Goodreads Review Link: HERE
  12. Warcross Duology by Marie Lu

    • Review from Goodreads:
      Okay, that was an awesome read. I’m still reeling with the shock of finishing this book, and how quickly it flew by. I have never read any of Marie Lu’s work, but I’m really considering it now, especially ith the book hangover I’m about to have. I worried that ending was coming, but when it did I feel like it was so much worse than I imagined, not in terms of writing (her writing was amazing), but my emotions. Her antagonist was also unbelievably well written, going so much deeper than the typical ‘I hate everyone, so let me threaten them’ concept. Gosh I really want that next book now, I can’t take waiting to see how Emika is going to work to her next big challenge!

      Stand Alones:

  13. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

  14. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret RogersonImage result for an enchantment of ravens

  15. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

    • Goodreads Review Link: HERE

 

So, were any of these series on your finished list this year? When it comes to wracking up books for your challenge are you more of a Series person or stand alone?  Let me know if you guys want a full breakdown of the books I’ve read this year, and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow my blog!

 

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