One of my challenges for this year, and even last year, was to finish off as many series as I can before the year ends. Last year was a total bust, but this year I’m actually ticking off more books from my ever growing TBR. Even if I do have tons of books lined up for years to come, I’ve been eyeing a lot of series/trilogies that I want to start. I’m really the type of reader who doesn’t power through books, but I would prefer if all the books are all out already. Cliffhangers doesn’t really bother me, but I would prefer to know the endings of the series/trilogies I read. Yes, I’m that type of reader!
Here are some series I will be starting. Most of these books have already been released, while others, the last book will be released either this year or beginning of next year.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.
But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
I’ve heard so many good things about this trilogy and I just can’t help myself but add it to my list of things to read. The last book will be released this year, March 2016.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
I read and really enjoyed Stiefvatter’s Scorpio Races. I’ve been wanting to read more of her works, unfortunately her Shiver Trilogy never enticed me. So when I heard so many good things about this series, I just had to add it to my list.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost, Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself may crumble and fall.
I’ve only recently heard of V.E Schwab/aka Victoria Schwab and ever science I’ve been wanting to read something of hers. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this duology, but it really does sound interesting for me.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.
I’m actually still on the fence with this book. I’ve heard tons of great things about it, but I’m not really a fan of ‘adult’ books. The suspense of not knowing just how good the book is, is killing me. So I might, might, most likely, grab the first book.
The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Evidently enough with my reviews, I’m the type of person who enjoys being spoiled with endings. I actually like knowing the ending of a trilogy/series before I go into it, not the whole story, just the basic ending of who gets together with who and who dies in the end. I’ve been hearing different things about this trilogy tho. I want to read at least the first and then take it from there.
***That’s it for now. Those are the series that I am planning on starting this year. Hopefully I’ll get around to them once I’ve finished off more of my series. Hopefully, the book community stops making more great books. hahahah…kidding! Keep them coming!
Comment down below if you think I should start a series that you enjoyed and love. Also if you want to start any of these, then let me know, maybe we can buddy read ^_^***