Series I want to read in 2015
This year is going to be the year of the series for me. Hopefully. After watching a shit ton of booktubers, I've added so many books to my to-read list that it's getting out of control. I know I won't be able to start and finish every series on my TBR this year (even though I'm hoping to at least start them all), but I wanted to give priority to the ones that I'm most excited about. So, here I have 2 series that I have started and want to finish, and 5 I definitely will start and hopefully finish this year. Lets get started!
First are the 2 series that I have started and need to finish:
Of course, the epic by George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire. This series has been on my to-read list ever since I started watching the TV show. This year I'm definitely planning to put a decent dent in it, if not finish all 5 books that are currently out there. I own the box set, so I have no good excuse to not read it! I'm about halfway through the first book, so I have a long way to go! I'm aiming to at least finish the first two books before the next season comes out in April.
I've already completed the first book (Unwind) and novella of the Unwind Dystology series and I'm eagerly waiting for my Book Depository order to show up so I can continue on. This series... is so good! I will definitely review this in an upcoming post, but here is the premise. Abortion, as we know it, is illegal. Instead, parents can choose to "unwind" their children at the age 13. Unwinding is scientifically and morally ok (in their society) because they can use every single body part as transplants, thus preserving the soul of the individual. Messed up, right? The first book had some seriously creepy parts and I'm excited to see what happens!
Now, onto the series I want to start this year:
Everyone in the booktube community has a hard on for Brandon Sanderson and I'm FINALLY going to read something by him. I've heard the Mistborn Trilogy is absolutely amazing. I think this will be the next series I read after finishing up the Unwind Dystology. Honestly, I do not even know what it is about, but I think it's okay to go into this series not knowing much. Seems like it is too difficult for people to summarize all the epicness that is in this trilogy, so I will just trust people when they say that it is among their favorites.
Again with people naming this series as their favorites from 2014. I'm behind the times, man! The Lunar Chronicles is a retelling of fairy tales. Cinder is based on Cinderella, Scarlet on Little Red Riding Hood and Cress on Rupunzel. Apparently there are also sci-fi elements to this series, as in, Cinderella is a cyborg... I'm really excited to try it out and see what the hype is about.
Next up is The Darkest Minds Trilogy. My bestie Marianna is currently reading this series and has been telling me I need to start this. She recently reviewed the first book here and it sounds so interesting! This series is a YA Dystopian about teenagers who are put into concentration camps because they have superpowers. I really don't know much more about the series, but I'm intrigued.
Patrick Ness's name on the cover was enough to convince that I should read the The Chaos Walking Trilogy. He's the author of A Monster Calls, which I reviewed not too long ago. This series is about a guy and his dog who live in a fairly normal town. One day they stumble upon a secret, which results in them having to run for their lives. It seems extremely action packed and I'm interested in seeing how it turns out. I already own the first books, so I'll be giving this a go soon.
I've already bought the first book of this series, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but I haven't read it yet. A ton of people had this on their favorites list of 2014 as well. Apparently it is about a girl who wakes up in the hospital one day with no memory. She's been in an accident where all of her friends died. She begins to think there was more to it than that, so this is her trying to figure out what happened that day. I'm a little worried about the love story in this book. I know there is one, which makes me cringe a little. We'll see how it goes.
Phew! That's a lot. What series are looking to start (or finish) in 2015? Do you have any recommendations for me?