Series I Want to Catch Up On This Summer

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With only one test left in my current schooling career, I am happy to say that my reading life is slowly getting back to normal! *YAY*

With that, I am going to take full advantage of my time off from working the next few months to be able to study for boards AND read a TON of books. Literally, this sounds like heaven to my ears.

So one of my main goals is going to be to catch up on all of the amazing books that I have started over the last few years. I’ve noticed that one of my quirks in the realm of reading is that I am horrible in concluding series. And one of the worst culprits is the two stories from Sarah J. Maas.

Even though I loved reading the books, I have progressively noticed over the last two books I’ve read that I have NO IDEA what has happened in the stories. SO to help fix this, I am going to dedicate this summer to re-reading AND catching up on various series that will be wrapping up in the upcoming months.

I have made a list of eight series that I am planning to complete this summer. So it’s time to grab my stack of books, head outside, and not only relax but also hopefully get a decent tan! (AKA, another reason reading is the best way to spend your day)

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

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a court of thornsFeyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.”


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Published Beginning: May 5 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: New Adult Fantasy / Re-Telling / Romance

Books in the Series:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1) *I Stopped Here*
  • A Court of Mist and Fury (#2)
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin (#3)
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight (#3.1)
  • Untitled Novella #2 – COMING SOON!
  • Untitled #4 – COMING SOON!
  • Untitled #5 – COMING SOON!
  • Untitled #6 – COMING SOON!

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

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throne of glassIn a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”


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Published Beginning: 7 May 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Books in the Series:

  • Throne of Glass (#1)
  • The Assassin’s Blade (#0.1-0.5)
  • Crown of Midnight (#2)
  • Heir of Fire (#3)
  • Queen of Shadows (#4) *I Stopped Here*
  • Empire of Storms (#5)
  • Tower of Dawn (#6)
  • Kingdom of Ash (#7) – COMING SOON!

The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer

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cinderSixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.

But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.”


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Published Beginning: 3 January 2012

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction

Books in the Series:

  • The Little Android (#0.6)*
  • Cinder (#1)
  • Glitches (#0.5)*
  • Scarlet (#2)
  • The Queen’s Army (#1.5)*
  • Cress (#3) *Currently Reading*
  • Carwell’s Guide to Being Lucky (#3.1)*
  • Fairest (#3.5)
  • Winter (#4)
  • Stars Above (#4.5)
  • *Novellas Based on Author’s Suggested Reading Order

Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes

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falling kingdomsIn the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….”


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Published Beginning: 11 December 2012

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Books in the Series:

  • Crimson Dagger: Parts 1 & 2 (#0.1)
  • Falling Kingdoms (#1) *I Stopped Here*
  • Rebel Spring (#2)
  • Gathering Darkness (#3)
  • Frozen Tides (#4)
  • Crystal Storm (#5)
  • Immortal Reign (#6)

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

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shatter meJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.”


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Published Beginning: 15 November 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Books in the Series:

  • Shatter Me (#1)
  • Unravel Me (#2) *I Stopped Here*
  • Ignite Me (#3)
  • Unite Me (#1.5 & 2.5)
  • Restore Me (#4)
  • Untitled (#5) – COMING SOON!
  • Untitled #6) – COMING SOON!

A Darker Shade of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

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a darker shade of magicKell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.”


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Published Beginning: 24 February 2015

Publisher: Tor Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Books in the Series:

  • A Darker Shade of Magic (#1) *I Stopped Here*
  • A Gathering of Shadows (#2)
  • A Conjuring of Light (#3)

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs

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miss peregrinesA mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.


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Published Beginning: 7 June 2011

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Paranormal

Books in the Series:

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1)
  • Hollow City (#2) *I Stopped Here*
  • Library of Souls (#3)
  • Tales of the Peculiar (Standalone Novel)
  • A Map of Days (#4) – COMING SOON!

The Grishaverse Series by Leigh Bardugo

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shadow andSurrounded 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.”


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Published Beginning: 5 June 2012

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Books in the Series:

  • The Demon in the Wood (#0.1)
  • The Witch of Duva (#0.5)
  • Shadow and Bone (#1)
  • The Tailor (#1.5)
  • Siege and Storm (#2) *I Stopped Here*
  • The Too-Clever Fox (#2.5)
  • Little Knife (#2.6)
  • Ruin and Rising (#3)
  • The Language of Thorns (#0.5, 2.5, 2.6)

What series are you excited to read this summer? Catching up on a jaw-clenching, heart-throbbing series? Let us know in the comments below!

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