Ok. So I’m cheating a bit because I separated my series books into a different category as my Top 10 Reads of 2019. When I compiling my Top 10 I realized that I was over 5 books, and since these books happen to be books in a series that I finished and really enjoyed, I decided to put them in their own separate category. Please be aware I didn’t actually read all the books in this series in 2019, but I did finish it in 2019.
I won’t really go into details about each series, but I will include a link to any reviews I’ve done for them, if any. This is no particular order and so here I go.
Monsters of Verity by Victoria Schwab
This is actually the first series of Schwab that I finished and like it a lot. I didn’t enjoy the second one as much as the first, but I think they’re both really well done. I really enjoyed reading this book, even though the ending broke my heart, I think it was still well written. I especially love her characters and how she brings life to them. I won’t mind reading more of this world.
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
I have to admit, I didn’t really like the second book as much as the first, but I think the sequel ties up everything very nicely. I may not have loved this as much as their other trilogy, but this still deserve to be on my top list for 2019. The one good thing that came out of Undying is that I started loving Mia as a main character. On Unearthed she kinda got lost for me, but by the second one, I did a whole turn around. I really can’t wait to read more books from these two.
The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I guess this is another series of Amie Kaufman that I really enjoyed. I just really love how they write science fiction. I wasn’t a fan of the first book, Illuminae, but by the second and third book I was definitely hooked. I really enjoyed everything about it, even the different types of media format that they use. This is actually one of those books that you need to try on audiobook and follow along with a physical one. The audio and the book go so well together that you can’t help but feel immersed in the world. I definitely started their new series and loved that as well.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
I was so hesitant to start this series let alone finish it. The covers may be very pretty, but for me it looked too pretty, but I heard nothing but good things about this trilogy so I had to pick it up. I’m so glad I did because I loved everything about it. I haven’t done a full series review on it since I just finished the third book in December, but I’ll try to get around to it before the 2020 is done. Anyways, like I said, I enjoyed everything about this trilogy. The world is so beautifully done, the characters are well developed, and that ending was so bittersweet. It’s definitely one of those series that you’ll want to read over and over again.
Jackaby by William Ritter
This is definitely one of those series that became my favorite instantly. I loved everything about it, the world, the characters, everything! Although the ending did confuse me a bit, I eventually started to understand it and I enjoyed it even more. I hope that Ritter will continue on with this series with a different twist. I’ll definitely keep my eye out for this author and his future books. To be honest I don’t even know why the rating is low on Goodreads, because its a pretty good series.
So that’s it for my top 5 series of 2019. I’ll definitely be posting my top 10 read in the next few posts.