These books doesn’t necessarily mean that the books got worse with each book, some actually became better, and then got worse. This is actually difficult for me to compile because I don’t usually finish a series if the first or second book is bad, but I do have a couple.
All of these books I’ve at least read the first book, some I read all the books and others I’ve read the first book and tried the second but just couldn’t even endure the reading process. I have a similar post that you can find here.
Asylum Trilogy by Madeleine Roux
I actually finished this trilogy. I disliked the first book, enjoyed the second and hated the third. I’m actually going to posting a series review on these books in a few days. I feel that these books had a potential to be great, but the execution wasn’t all there.
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
I know these books are really great and gets better and better with each book, but not for me. I really enjoyed reading Legend, but as the series continued, I just couldn’t stand the hero/heroine. I just finished reading Champion this month and I’m still not sold with the whole series. I feel like the first book had such a great start and everything just fell for me on the second book.
June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier
I have to admit I bought the first book in this series because of the cover. Look at the covers, they’re so beautiful. I enjoyed the first book as much as I hated the last book. I actually forced myself to finish this trilogy only because I really wanted to know the ending, unfortunately the ending was actually horrible.
Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
Matched by Ally Condie
I first read this book during the dystopian craze phase a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, this is one of those trilogies that I couldn’t even pass the second book. I wasn’t a fan of the first one and tried the second book just for kicks, but I actually DNF the second, which is really rare for me. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the world and it wasn’t my cup of tea.
In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
Razorland by Ann Aguirre
So, this is actually another book I read during the dystopian phase, and another book that I dislike. I actually had high hopes for these books because of the synopsis. Enclave wasn’t as bad as I claim it to be but I just couldn’t stand the characters when I tried to pick up the second. Unfortunately I didn’t finish this trilogy and most likely wont.
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters–or Freaks–who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight–guided by Fade’s long-ago memories–in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.