This is part two of the book series I need to finish that I really want to get to! I posted part one on my blog yesterday so if you have not read that one, yet you should go check it out! I’m going to get right on with today’s post so enjoy!
Monsters of Verity by V. E. Schwab
This was a lockdown read for me last year. It’s a duology which features This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet. I loved the first book. I thought the entire world building and the characters were perfect. The fine line between good and bad as well as the monsters within the world were written amazingly. I can not wait to get to the second book this year!
This book follows a young man and woman and their decision to be good or bad. Both of them heirs to a war-torn city; Kate who wants to be just as ruthless as her father and August a monster who wants to be as good as his human father. When August is offered a chance to protect Kate with his weapon of music, he jumps at the chance but when they are both nearly assassinated, they must decide where their loyalties lie.
Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu
Monstress is a graphic novel series with breath-taking artwork and a dark, in-depth story. I have read the first two and I am really looking forward to diving into the story more although I always put off buying graphic novels. The characters are ones that you hate to love apart from the little cinnamon roll Kippa.
This is set in Asia with a teen girl who is struggling with the repercussions of war and is somehow connected to a monstrous being. But this connection causes consequences with both humans and monsters alike who are hunting them through the world.
Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
Another lockdown book series that I started last year and loved. This series is a trilogy featuring Nevernight, Godsgrave and Darkdawn. I know this is a lot of people’s favourite book series and I can see why. The first book ended up on my favourite books of 2020 list and I already own the second book, so I am really excited to get to the rest of them.
This is about Mia Corvere who is a daughter of an executed traitor who joins a school of assassins in order to get revenge on those that killed her family. She is entered into a competition in order to defeat the rest of the students in challenges to become a Blade of the Lady of Blessed Murder. Alongside her shadow cat Mr Kindly, she must figure out the answers to the tasks and find out who is murdering her fellow students.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I read the first book in this series a few years ago and I thought it was okay, but I was not as obsessed as everyone else. However, I do want to give the series another try eventually to read all four because I know this is another one of BookTubes favourites. Some of the aspects I enjoyed like the friendship between the boys as well as the setting but for some reason I could not get into it fully.
This is about Blue who when she kisses the love of her life he will die. Every year her and her mother go to the graveyard to see the soon-to-be dead, but Blue has never seen one until a young boy approaches her. Gansey is a student at the privet school near her house who seems to have everything. But the two are drawn to each other and Gansey is on a quest with his raven boys. As their lives become intertwined the two realise more sinister things are going on.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
This series is a graphic novel series which I read the first book years ago and really enjoyed. I never got around to the rest of the series even though I did love it, but this is mainly because graphic novels are expensive, and I don’t often get to them.
This is about two soldiers from two sides of the war who fall in love. It results in the two having a child and fleeing from the opposing sides who are after them both. Alana and Marko are running from everyone across the galaxy to protect the one thing they love more than each other.
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
I began reading this series as a child and is one of the series that got me into reading. I read most of the series when I was younger, but I ended up falling behind as I grew up and I now have around five unread. Currently I am doing a readathon of the series which I am loving, and I am hoping to finish them all before the end of this year.
This follows a skeleton detective in a world of magic and his sidekick Valkyrie Cain. They both use elemental magic in order to figure out who is trying to end the world. Both must work together in order to defeat a threat from Skulduggerys past who wants to rebuild the world in his image.
Systems Divine by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
I read the first book in the series when it came out in 2019 and love it. This series has got two books out so far; Sky Without Stars and Between Burning Worlds and the third book Suns Will Rise is coming out in August this year. I had the sequel pre-ordered and it has been sat on my shelf ever since. I will definitely be getting to the second book before August so I am ready for the third book which I will hopefully read as soon as it released.
This is a Les Misérables retelling which follows three perspectives five hundred years after hope was promised to the planet. It is now ruled by the high class and the poor are left to starve. But the rebels are coming back in the shadows. A thief who will do anything to escape her life agrees to spy on the grandson of the most powerful man. An officer who is being taught to command the governments army. A girl who protects the underground library is brought to the surface after twelve years due to a murder.
The Blood of Stars by Elizabeth Lim
This is another duology featuring the books Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk. Once again, I read the first book in this series during lockdown and loved it. I immediately ordered the second book but for some reason it did not turn up for months and I had gone back to my university address before it arrived. Over Christmas I managed to pick it up, so I am going to read it very, very soon.
Spin the Dawn is a Mulan retelling about a young girl who loves to tailor clothes. However, in their world girls are supposed to marry and have children; not make clothes. Maia decides to take her fathers place when a royal messenger delivers a message about a competition to become the royal tailor. Posed as a boy she risks everything in order to save her family from ruin. But when the challenges get increasingly harder, she realises that achieving her dreams is harder than it seems.
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
I picked up the first book in this series after watching the Netflix TV show last year. I am obsessed with the TV show; I have watched it three times since it has been released and I really enjoyed the book too. The only reason I have not read the second book yet is that my aunt has my copy of the second book and has not finished with it yet. It is translated from Polish, which is really interesting to see, and I can not wait to get to the rest of this series.
Geralt is a Witcher; a being whose magic has been enhanced. This makes him an excellent assassin, but he targets specific monsters that plague the land. This is a collection of short stories that are set before the official series and this and Sword of Destiny are the books that the first season is based on.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I have tried to finish this series twice now and I can not get passed the third book. Although I love the first two books and the prequel Assassins Blade for some reason, I can not get into the third. However, I do really want to finish this series and I am planning on trying to read one book a month this year to try and get through it.
I’m sure most people know what this series is about but in case you do not; it follows Celaena Sardothien who is offered her freedom from the horrific salt mines on the condition that she fights for the Crown Prince as his champion. She must compete in a condition to find a new royal assassin against other assassins of the world. But when champions start turning up dead, she realizes something a lot darker is occurring in the palace.
You by Caroline Kepnes
This is another book I picked up after watching the Netflix show like a lot of people. I am obsessed with the TV show and even though I do prefer the TV series I still want to finish the book series. This is written in a really creepy way where it feels like the narrator is watching you instead of the main character.
When Guinevere Beck walks into Joe Goldberg’s bookshop, she does not realise her life is about to change. After he googles her name, he begins to find out everything about her through her social media account. He begins to take control of her through stalking her in order to become her boyfriend. But things get darker when Joe begins to take everything that gets in their way and destroys in.
This is the end of my list of series I need to finish. One of my goals this year is to try and finish some of these series which I know that I will achieve because I am so excited for most of these series! I hope you enjoyed this post, please comment down bellow a series that you need to finish this year! Please follow and I will see in the next post!