Nine times out of ten, when I pick up a book it’s part of a series. I love when a story continues on past the last page of a book, the anticipation of its release date, and building relationships with both characters and authors. Here is a list of 5 book series that I’d highly recommend you start, if you haven’t already! Some of them are completed, while others still have books coming out!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This book series is all wrapped up! There are 4 novels, starting with Cinder, 1 bound novella (which is basically just a 5th book), and 1 novella collection. That’s a lot of storyline! Each book is a fairy tale retelling set in a futuristic world where there’s a colony on the moon! There’s international disease, war, scandal, secret princesses, “magical” powers, and more and more and more. These are some of my favorite books!
So far, Cassandra Clare has written 1 full series, 1 complete trilogy, 2 novella collections, and has started another trilogy. AH! So many books in the same world! There’s even a TV show on Freeform that’s based on this series. There’s everything – love, joy, hate, tragedy, drama, comedy, and so much more. I keep picking these books up every time Clare releases them. I’m so invested!
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
I know, I know…this series gets a lot of hype…which is WELL DESERVED. So far, there are 4 books out and 1 novella collection. My friends, countrymen, and fellow citizens of the universe – you want to get in on this action. The characters have so much depth and the world is rich and constantly developing…I’m obsessed and so in love. Jump on this crazy train and hold on tight. There are still (I believe) 3 more books ahead! And when you get all caught up, jump on over to her other series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and you’re welcome.
The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen
The only reason I picked up the first book was because Emma Watson recommended it. That was literally all I knew about it. I ended up flying through the first book and then I hate to wait a bit for the second, then flew through that one. The premise is SO interesting and different from all other YA fantasy genre hybrids out there. I was gripped, friends. The third book will be released this year!
Books of Arilland by Alethea Kontis
I really love fractured fairy tales (see The Lunar Chronicles love above). These books pile a lot of fairy tales into one series and it’s tastefully done. Some references are subtle and others are obvious, but in the end, I love the characters and the writing style. I genuinely enjoyed reading these books and found them to all be quick, easy reads.
- Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (4 released so far, 1 coming out this year)
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (1 released so far, 1 coming out this year)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (3 books released)
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (3 books released)
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (3 books released)
- The Grisha and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (the first has 3 released, while the second has 1 released and 1 on the way)
What is a series that I should start? Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading! – Caitlyn