Firstly that title is really long wow.
Secondly, get ready for a throwback in this post because these reads will bring you back to 2015 bookstagram).
I am very often late to the hype.
I see the hype. I hear the hype. But I don’t listen to the hype until several years later, and sometimes never.
So in today’s post, I thought it would be fun to chat through the YA series (fantasy specifically) that I’m not at all interested in reading, but also others that I kind of want to read because I’m only human and the hype is calling me.
So you guys get to help me decide!!
[Insert any book] by Cassandra Clare
This was actually the inspiration for writing this blog post because of the book that got leaked and everyone talking about her books and the longest series ever on my Twitter feed.
I actually did read City of Bones (from The Mortal Instruments series) and was kind of enjoying it (I was going to give it 3 stars so I definitely didn’t get the hype, even before the plot twist) but then the whole incest thing happened??
And just, no??
Personally, I didn’t really like that being used as a plot device and even though (spoiler for the series) they’re not actually siblings in the end (yes, I googled it) I just wasn’t wanting to read about them dealing with the ‘the guy I almost (or did I don’t remember) kissed is actually my brother oh crap’ storyline.
Also the covers are ugly.
Sorry not sorry & I definitely won’t be carrying on with that series!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I just didn’t get the hype around this series?
I read book #1 and it was okay but kind of not all that great? Just not for me and I didn’t even want to finish book one (but this was pre-DNFing everything days so I powered through) let alone finishing the series.
I remember seeing this all over bookstagram when I first joined the community (I used to have a bookstagram fun fact back in 2015 (?) and the series was EVERYWHERE so the hype tempted me here and it was not worth listening to :)).
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas
I did not know that this was also by Maas so I feel bad including two of her series.
I’m sorry? This series was just everywhere back in my bookstagram days so it’s always one of the first hyped books I think of?!
I don’t even know what this series is about but I know Rhysand (not sure if that’s the spelling I haven’t checked :)) and the girl (I want to say her name begins with an F but I don’t remember) were everyone’s OTP. I’m just kind of curious about it even though I probably will never read it.
Update: I just researched the book and I don’t really like the premise so yes. I will not be reading this series, sorry hype. I did get her name right though!! It’s Feyre.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
With this one I need you guys to help me decide whether or not to read it because I can’t decide?
The reviews for this one are always super mixed and I’ve heard that it’s not the best but also an enjoyable quick read?
I just want to see what it’s about so I might try this one, if you guys convince me it’s good. I know Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink loves this series but I just don’t know?? Fantasies are always so hit or miss for me so I never know whether I’ll like it or not.
I also can’t decide if I like the covers or if they’re awful. I’m just indecisive really :)).
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Honestly Cait @ Paper Fury is the sole reason I want to read this series.
I don’t know if the plot really appeals to me (again because I’m so picky with fantasies) but I’m just kind of curious??
I think it’s one that I’d just have to force myself to read just to see but I don’t know?? Again, please help me decide.
Shout at me in the comments (like you did with Six of Crows and you were so so right so I trust you all) if you’d like. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I read the first book (Red Queen) in 2014 I believe and I did really love it. I remember being super shocked at the ending and being so excited for Glass Sword but I just never got round to it? And now I don’t know if I want to continue it?
If I do continue the series I would have to reread Red Queen (am I in the mood for a reread, not really no) but I just am not sure??
[All books other than SoC which I’ve already loved, read and reread] by Leigh Bardugo
The Six of Crows duology is beautiful and I really adore it and the characters so so much. I have never had such an emotional reaction to a book?? I was so connected to the characters honestly and I will recommend that series over and over.
But I haven’t actually read anything else by Leigh Bardugo and I want to!
Especially Shadow & Bone (the Grisha series) because I believe that series is a prequel/related to SoC because of the Grisha?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The This Savage Song duology is really incredible.
The world building is stunning, I loved the plot and the characters are soft cinnamon rolls (I wonder where that phrase came from).
But again, I haven’t read anything else by V.E. Schwab! I think it’s because I’ve heard that her other books are more adult (not sure if it’s actually YA now that I think about it) but I kind of want to read it still because Schwab’s writing is amazing.