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The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb
Read Oct 16, 2016 – July 30, 2017
2324 pages
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This review has been a long time coming. I feel like this series has twisted my emotions into knots and then twists those knots into bigger knots. It’s been a while since I’ve read a series the whole way through and had it be so consistently good throughout – at no point was there bad writing or bouts of characters being out-of-character. It was all so consistent and persistent.

This series I buddy read with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks, and we’ve been both going back and forth now for months – we’ve been through a tornado of plot, character development, tragedy, action and emotional trauma. It’s been intense. So many messages back and forth full of nothing but capital letters and incoherent shouts (well… the in-coherency has been mostly me, hawhaw). But it’s been a lot of fun. :”D I totally recommend buddy reads.

The series starts off with the Vestrit family as they all gather around Ephron Vestrit, an elderly man whose life is about to fade away. This is an important event, as he will be the last of the three generations needed to pass away to cause the family’s Liveship – a ship made out of a mystical wood called wizardwood – to ‘quicken’, or come alive. With three generations of lives absorbed by a liveship, the figurehead on the front of it will awaken, retaining all the memories of those who have died on its decks. The Vestrit’s liveship, Vivacia, only needs Ephron’s passing before it can quicken.

So this is where the story opens – the family is rather large with various personalities contained within. Each character at the beginning is honestly a bit grating on the nerves, but each one (with… the exception of one) goes through major character development over the three books. Basically everyone that I loathed I ended up really liking by the end.

The world this series takes place in is the same one that Hobb’s Farseer trilogy does, but you don’t need to read that one to read this one if you don’t want to. The country that Farseer occurs in is mentioned a couple times but no background knowledge on it is really needed to understand what’s happening in this current series.

Otherwise, the world in this series starts out somewhat small-feeling but it quickly grows to encompass multiple cities, a satrapy, and a slew of islands. Each area has its own politics, sometimes ‘politics’, motivations and ways of life. I think the world is one of the strong points of the book – random POVs that seem just that come to light as to why they were even included later in the series. Everything pulls together so, so nicely without anything seeming forced. It’s really cool – really well thought out. I enjoyed it immensely.

The characters, as I mentioned above, feel like real humans. Each one has positive and negative traits – even the characters I loathed I could see their points of view and see their reasoning behind their actions. Most of the time, at least for the characters I hated, I totally couldn’t understand them… but I could at least understand them, if that makes sense. Sympathize vs Empathize, ya know?

Aside from the world and the characters, the most poignant part of this book is just the series of events that happens to these poor characters. This is not a light, fluffy book. Hardship after hardship happens to the Vestrit family and after a while, I found myself seriously rooting for them. Total mental anguish, man. It was so, so worth it though. I’ve said a billion times now that endings make or break a series for me, and this one totally made it.

I think the only thing I have to complain about in this series, the reason why it’s not five stars, is pacing. It’s all good writing but occasionally I found myself wondering why this scene or that scene was included at all. It dragged sometimes, particularly in books one and two. But like I said, it was all good, just… fast, then slow, then fast… then slooooow. A small thing, but once I noticed it I couldn’t not notice it. It was there, gah.

But overall, I generally love Robin Hobb’s writing and I hope it continues to be as wonderful as I continue through her Realms of the Elderlings saga. I plan to continue in September after I’ve had a decent amount of time to emotionally recover from the stress this trilogy put me through. Yikes yikes.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

 
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Posted by on 08/09/2017 in Books, Review

 

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Top 5 series that got better

Series that got better T5W

Happy Wednesday! (whop whop) This week’s topic is series that got better. This is an interesting topic because usually it goes the other way, haw. I’ll have to dig to see if I can come up with five. ūüėõ

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5 – Losing It trilogy by Cora Carmack

Faking It (Losing It, #2)I’ve only read the first two so far, but the second one is my opinion is much better than the first. Not saying the first was bad persay, it was just kinda… bland. The main character didn’t really have much personality other than ‘stereotypical super-shy virgin’, which in itself isn’t a bad thing, but hey, you need to have hobbies or a personality other than that one trait, man. Humans have that stuff, this character didn’t. The couple the second book Faking It focuses on is a lot more developed personality-wise and I enjoyed their dynamic a lot more. This is a new adult series so beware of boobs and wiggly bits if you’re a youngin’.

4 – The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)This is another one I’ve only read the first two of (I’ll get to the third here pretty quickly) but the first book was just okay for me I think. Nothing really stuck out as interesting or unique and the goofy love-triangle they threw in there was a bit tiring honestly. It’s definitely still there in the second book, but the world itself is more fleshed out and I really, really liked the direction it took. The second book along with the world building, had better characterization as well. I think the ‘middle book syndrome’ that most series get was actually present in book one for this series and had solved itself by book two. I’m hoping book three will be even better.

3 – A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)I feel like this one is going to be very popular on this week’s list for YA readers. It’s like the quintessential ‘was sucky and then ended up less sucky’ series. The first one is okay – I actually thought it was a decent book. I saw its issues but overall the book was not bad. The second book ended up being one of my favorites of this year, one of my favorites ever, which is strange since neither books 1 or 3 came anywhere¬†near¬†my favorites list. I think it was just so polar opposite from the first book that I couldn’t help but love it.

2 – The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)Let me start by saying that this series is amazing the whole way through. The only reason it’s on my list is because for me, the first book was about 4 stars and the last two were 5 each. Technically, it means the series got better as it progressed :”D

If you haven’t read this one yet, do it.¬†Do it.¬†It was super popular for a while a couple years ago, but it has earned all the notoriety it has received. AHHHH read it ‚̧

1 – The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)I think this series has the most pronounced improvement of all the ones on my list. Note, I am about 100 pages away from finishing at this point, so it’s the most fresh in my mind as well. The first book¬†Ship of Magic¬†is good – I gave it about four stars, but the characters in there are all really grating on the nerves and emotionally, the series is exhausting…. well, that second part never really goes away. It’s consistently emotionally exhausting. But! The character arcs in this book are fantastic. I went from barely liking anyone to really liking (or in some cases¬†really, really loathing) almost everyone. Seeing the development really made me fall for this series and made reading it a more intense and absorbing experience. It’s just so good.¬†It’s so good.¬†


And that’s it! That’s it for me this bleary Wednesday morning. Happy reading! :”D

 
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Posted by on 07/26/2017 in Books, Top 5 Wednesday

 

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks | Blabber

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
The Lightbringer series, book 1
Fantasy
Listened on audiobook Dec 29, 2016 – Feb 2, 2017

No spoilers this time around. Safe to read.

The Black Prism¬†is the first book in the currently-four-book Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. I had heard of the author before, but I hadn’t read anything by him until now.

Let me tell you man, I’m a fan. From what I’ve heard, his writing is polarizing in a way that you’ll either like his style or you won’t. Well, I like it. I really like it, actually. After I finish this series, I’m going to go hunt down his other one.

This series follows the Prism, a man named Gavin Guile who can fracture light into its individual colors and then draft those colors into physical matter called luxin, which can then be used like any other building material. This magic system is unique in that the more the wielder uses it, the faster it brings him or her to death. I’ve never read about a system that kills someone as they use it before. Other people in this world can use the magic as well, but most can only draft one or two colors. Some, superchromats, can draft more than that, but only the Prism can draft them all. I love the way Weeks described the magic system – I understood the mechanics of it without having to think much about it. It just flowed naturally into the story.

This book follows Guile along with three or four other characters, shifting perspectives as needed. I think this is the first time I’ve read a multiple POV book where I was interested in each character. None of the chapters were boring, none of them left me wondering if they were necessary. Each character contributed to the storyline and each one was understandable if not likeable.

Another main character in the story, Kip, Gavin Guile’s bastard son, was probably my favorite character. He was just so¬†funny.¬†An overweight teenager, his story begins in a small village where he’s being bullied daily by other boys living there. The story takes off quickly, him coming to interact with the other main characters and not feeling sure of himself while he does it. So what does he do? He resorts to humor to help himself cope. Kip is hysterical and I feel like I’d find him as a good person if he were to magically appear in front of me as a real human. Sure, he has the mind of a stereotypical hormonal teenage boy at times and the reader sees that when reading from his POV, but he’s not wholly crude and him noticing girls is also dotted with humor. He was just entertaining¬†to read all around and I really enjoyed it.

The¬†Black Prism¬†aside from having humor and fantasy elements also has war and political intrigue elements. The Seven Satrapies, the land where this story take place, has a bloody past that’s not quite settled, leading to tension and torment and warfare. Each Satrapie has a unique culture that’s highlighted throughout the book, lending to the world’s fullness and development. And there’s a magic school! Well, it’s there. The book isn’t focused on it, but it’s there. Still enjoyable to read though. :”D

Overall, I loved this book.¬†I loved this book.¬†The audio narration just made it all the better, too. This is the first time I went out of my way to find out the name of the narrator and see what else he’s narrated so I can listen to him more. The version I listened to was narrated by Simon Vance. I know there are other narrators for this book who apparently aren’t that great, so if you decide to try out the audibook, get the Simon Vance version!! ūüėÄ Oh my gosh, I’m smitten.

Favorite book of the year so far, I think. It’s tied with A Court of Mist and Fury.¬†It was just so wonderful. I need to get a physical copy so I can reread it and love it and scribble in it and love it and love it.

Rating: 5/5 stars 

 
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Posted by on 02/07/2017 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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My Slightly Overwhelming List of Unfinished Series

Hello! The other day, I made a post about all the series that I don’t plan on continuing. Today, I’m going to post the ones that I’m in the middle of and do plan on finishing. Let me tell you, before making this list, I had no idea it was going to be so big. I think I need to add a ‘Concentrate on finishing series’ resolution to my 2017 Reading Goals. I mean goodness people.

For the series below, I’ll list what they are and how many I’ve read out of how many that currently exist – this means that incomplete series that I’m caught up on won’t count, trilogies that only have two books out so far will be counted out of 2, not 3, etc etc. I’ll also post if I¬†own any of the books in that series. For the sheer amount of books going to be listed, I’m just going to link their goodreads pages instead of going through the plots. This post would essentially be a book of info if I did that.

Buckle up, it’s gonna be an ordeal.


Books

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)

Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons Р1/4 read (1 owned)

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin Р4/5 read (5 owned)

Contours of the Heart series by Tammara Webber Р 2/4 read (2 owned)

The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey – 1/6 read (2 owned)

The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen – 1/3 read (1 owned)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)Walk on Earth a Stranger  (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas – 3/5 read (4 owned)

Snow Likes Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch – 2/3 read (0 owned)

The Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson Р1/2 read (1 owned)

An Ember in the Ashes quartet by Sabaa Tahir – 1/2 read (1 owned)

The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey – 2/3 read (2 owned)

Losing It (Losing It, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

Losing It trilogy by Cora Carmack – 2/3 read (0 owned)

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – 1/6 read (6 owned)

Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown – 1/4 read (0 owned)

The Diviners quartet by Libba Bray – 1/2 read (1 owned)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams – 2.5/5 read (0 owned)

Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)

Bas-Lag trilogy by China Mieville – 1/3 read (2 owned)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor – 1/3 read (2 owned)

The Monstrumologist quartet by Rick Yancey – 1/4 read (2 owned)

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik – 4/9 read (7 owned)

Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke – 2/3 read (3 owned)

Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

Shanghai Girls duology by Lisa See – 1/2 read (2 owned)

Millennium series by Stieg Larsson Р 1/4 read (0 owned)

Ship of Magic trilogy by Robin Hobb – 1/3 read (3 owned)


Manga and Comics

Attack on Titan, Volume 1Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to LovecraftIkigami: The Ultimate Limit, Volume 1 (Ikigami, #1)Trigun Maximum Volume 1: Hero Returns (Trigun Maximum, #1)InuYasha: Turning Back Time (InuYasha, #1)

Attack on Titan series by Hajime Isayama – 10/20(21?) read (14 owned)

Locke & Key by Joe Hill – 2/6 read (2 owned)

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit by Motoro Mase – 3/10 read (6 owned)

Trigun Maximum by Yasuhiro Nightow – 3/14 read (3 owned)

Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi – 18/56 read (23 owned)

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 1: The World's Greatest Team (Dragon Ball Z, #1)Rave Master, Vol. 1Demon Diary, Volume 01Priest, Volume 1. Prelude for the DeceasedY: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned

Dragonball Z by Akira Toriyama – 4/26 read (4 owned)

Rave Master by Hiro Mashima Р 3/35 read (3 owned)

Demon Diary by Lee Chi-Hyong – 3/7 read (4 owned)

Priest by Min-Woo Hyung – 2/16 read (3 owned)

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan – 6/10 read (0 owned)


Aaaaaand I need to sort out my priorities, apparently. Happy reading! :”D

 
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Posted by on 01/05/2017 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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Series I Won’t Be Finishing

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Hello, Happy New Year! What I’ve decided to do this year is continue going through my owned books and my goodreads shelves and figure out what I want to read and what I don’t. I’ve been adding books to my goodreads ‘to read’ shelf for nearly 5 years now and it’s currently sitting at over 1000 books. Obviously, I won’t be able to read them all before I die of oldyness. (Hopefully I die of oldyness. You never know I suppose). So I’m periodically scanning and purging books – today I’m going to talk about series I’ve started and am not going to finish either from dislike or disinterest. For all the series mentioned, I’ll be removing the remaining books from my goodreads shelf (and if I own a physical copy, I’ll donate them or turn them in at HPB or somethin’)

So here we go. :”D


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine‚Äôs Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine‚Äôs Peculiar Children, #1)I read the first one of these either in late 2014 or early 2015. At the time I had rated it 3 stars – it was decent, I liked it. I didn’t stick out to me as anything special though. And what really sealed the deal on this one honestly was today I was at an overstock bookstore and found Hollow City in hardback for $2… and had no desire to buy it. There you go, I suppose. So this one can be marked up as ‘can’t be bothered’.

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)This is one of those ‘post Hunger Games’ books I read when I was chewing at the bit for dystopian novels. I read the first one, found it decent, and then was majorly spoiled for the last two books before I could find copies and read them for myself. I’ve been spoiled so badly that I feel like I know everything that’s going to happen already… and therefore have zero desire to actually read them. My copy of Divergent has since been exchanged at Half Price Books. Hopefully someone who doesn’t know the entirety of the series already will enjoy it.

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched (Matched, #1)This is one of those series I picked up out of hype. There will be a few on this list – needless to say that’s why my resolution for 2016 was to avoid doing that anymore so less books will end up on lists like this one. This book was just okay. I’m not a fan of love triangles especially when they’re the major plot point of the story. Next.

 

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1)This is a book I picked up based off a recommendation from a friend – she told me it’s just like Supernatural, a TV show that I adore. Well. It kind of was. It was lacking a lot of character development and honestly plot. It was based around a beautiful and attractive teenage girl that tropily thought of herself as plain. Honestly didn’t dig it and after two books, I’m tapping out.

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)I’m afraid this book has ruined me for any of her other books. I really disliked this book. It was essentially Twilight with werewolves instead of vampires. The characters were flat, the plot was choppy… it just wasn’t good. I’ve heard that The Raven Cycle is supposed to be a really amazing series but like I said, this series has made me weary. If you’ve read The Raven Cycle and this series and can vouch for the newer one, please do tell me.

Graceling by Kristen Cashore

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)When I first read this, I rather enjoyed it. I liked the main character and the plot. When I picked up Fire however, I noticed that the same overall series of events kinda happened. Main character has neato powers, main character meets dude who butts head with her at first but then they get along… blah blah. I actually ended up putting the second book down before finishing it because I felt like I was reading the same book over again. Haven’t touched the third one. But like I said, I liked the first one. I just… want to read different books instead of the same thing again.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Another ‘hype’ book. Honestly I liked the first one – I gave it four stars I think. But the idea of continuing it for four or five more books didn’t sound too appealing to me. So I decided to put it off… and then I forgot what happened in the first book. When I came to the conclusion that I didn’t want to reread book 1 so I could read book 2, I decided to just drop the series. I’ve already given it away in its box set to a friend – hopefully she’ll like it and finish the whole thing.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)This is actually the first book I ever reviewed on this blog. At the time, I really enjoyed it. I ended up giving it a 4 star rating. And I gave it a decently positive review as well. Though by the time the second book came out, I feel like my feelings towards it had soured. I can’t put my finger on why – I’m thinking it’s to do with the premise. I’m not sure. All I can say though is that when I found book 2 for cheap, I didn’t bother getting it. So maybe I’m missing out, who knows. But buh, no interest.

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)I’m thinking that I’m just too old for this series. It seems rather plain to me. That said, I also don’t understand the fascination with middle grade literature on booktube and sometimes in book blogs. Like, I don’t. Nothing about a middle grade book appeals to me. I have no desire to read about a 10 year old having an adventure for 10 year olds.

I had picked this up – you guessed it – due to hype. I got what… I think 5 volumes in and was still horribly indifferent to its plot and characters. So I’m dropping it. If you’re a huge fan of middle grade literature, please please tell me why you enjoy it so much. I’m not trying to say it’s all bad – I’m not. I’m honestly just curious and I would love the opinion of someone who sees what I don’t. I mean sure, I can see why kids enjoy it. But as a 26 year old, stories about kids doing kid things just do nothing for me – so like I said, if you enjoy it, please tell me what about it sparks interest for you that I’m obviously not getting. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1)This series I enjoyed up until I didn’t. I got through the second book and then something happened towards the end of that book that screamed ‘Here the main plot is done but I’m gonna drop a plot device so I can write a third book’. And I didn’t like it. It made me interest in book 3 drop to zero. Buh, it’s a shame. I liked it up until then. :/

 

Addicted by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)This is a wildly popular series that I feel like I just didn’t cling to. My main problem with this series is the characterization. Both of the main characters are their addictions and nothing else. Like, they’re walking talking mental illnesses. Neither one of them seem human to me. I feel like they were written to serve a single purpose and other than that purpose – personifying their respective addictions – I know nothing about their personalities. Like, I feel nothing towards them. I feel like I don’t know who they are as characters aside from a single facet. So yeah, not continuing this one. It didn’t jive with me. If you like it, more power to you.


And that’s it! It’s always fun putting controversial opinions on the internet. Happy reading! :”D

 
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Top 5 Wednesday: Series that got worse with each book/season – Blogmas 12/14

Hello! Happy Wednesday! If my wordpress scheduler is working correctly, this will be posted at 10am on Dec 14th (so if that day’s off, my bad yo) and I’ll be floating around in Malaysia!

As I’m writing this, it’s December 4th. Pre-writing, yay!

As always, if you’d like to join in on top five wednesday, here is the group to do so.


5. House

Image result for house tv showThis show is eight seasons long and I got up through about six or so before I quit the thing. I really liked it up ’til then, but there were relationships that changed or developed that I didn’t find very believable and it kinda made me not want to watch anymore. Maybe I’ll go back and rewatch it one of these days. Who knows.

 

4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)This series started out really strong and by the end of it, it just kinda… lacked. It wasn’t bad by any means. But it’s like it popped into the air, and then fizzled out before it should have. I was able to finish it though, which is saying something. If it was actually bad, I would’ve just dropped it.

 

 

 

3. Legend series by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1)This series, as above, started off strong – and then the conditions of the book struck me as ridiculous. The positions held in the military or whatever it was were filled by teenagers. Like, teenagers. Nothing against teenagers, but they’re not gonna be leading forces, dude. And then, and then the main part of the conflict was wrapped up by book 2 and for book three they stuck in a ‘Oh hey! Here’s this thing that you didn’t account for that has nothing to do with the original plot!’. They threw that in in the last five or so pages of the second book. I didn’t even bother picking up the third one. I need to make a ‘series I’ll never finish’ post, goodness.

2. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)This series was one of my absolute favorites growing up – the first half of it or so still is. But around book 5 or so, I started getting the ‘Are you sure you wanna take the plot this direction, ARE YOU SURE? ‘ feeling and by book six, I was in denial. I didn’t finish book seven, nor did I bother touching book 8. I think there are only 8. I stopped paying attention, honestly. The first three though are solidly good. Book 4 is decent. 5 is weird. Not gonna admit the rest exist in this world.

 

 

1. Lost

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WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU BABY. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

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And that’s it! :”D Happy reading!

 
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Top 5 Wednesday: Series You Wish Had More Books

Top 5 Wednesday

Look, I’m making a T5W post on Wednesday. Small miracles. T5W was created by Lainey and here is the full list of posters if you’d like to join. This week’s topic is series you wish had more books. There are lot. So not gonna dawdle and jump right into it:

Saga by Brian K Vaughn
I fully realize there will be more volumes. My problem is there aren’t more volumes right now. Volume 5 is set to come out in September I believe, so it’s close. So I’m sitting over here like

Relic Master by Catherine Fisher
The Dark City (Relic Master, #1)This was originally a four book series and honestly wrapped up rather well. The reason I want more books though is because I miss the world. It’s well-written, interesting, unique… I think if we get more books in this series, they should be more like spin-offs set in the same universe instead of a continuity of the main characters. I feel like that would be a better idea for sure. So yes. Ms Fisher. Help a pal out here.

I’ve said this before and I’ll keep saying it: I think this is a highly underrated series. If you’ve read Incarceron, you know this author’s writing style and know it’s super neat. So read this. And then be rabid with me and demand more books in the series.

Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)This is another one that I feel actually tied up and ended really well. But like the prior choice, I just miss the world. There are more things that haven’t been covered yet in this trilogy that could potentially make another book or two. Fingers crossed and staring creepily at Patrick Ness. Come on man. Throw me a bone.

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Deepgate Codex by Alan Campbell
Scar Night (Deepgate Codex, #1)This is one of my favorite series Ever. It’s so well thought out, it has so many interesting characters… it takes place in a city being held up over an abyss by chains for goodness sake, what’s not to like!! I loved the first book. I LOVED the second book! I… liked the third book. The ending was so open-ended that I couldn’t bring myself to love it like the first two (but the amount I loved the first two still makes it one of my favorites) so I feel that another book or two will really help to fix that vague ending. I wants it. I NEEDS IT.

And finally…

Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I feel like there won’t be a single list today without this series on it. Because let’s face it, our souls all ripped a little bit when we realized there would be no more. So here, have a happy thing:

 
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