Series I Want to Read in 2021

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

This post might be a little late, but better late than never, right? Lately, I've been really, REALLY into series. There's just something about spending so much time with characters and stories and different worlds. I never was one for series and it I used to always take breaks inbetween books, but lately, I just want to devour a whole book series in one go. There are some series on my shelves that I've yet to start, or series in which I've read the first book and not finished the rest of the series, so this year, I'm going to make it my mission to read as many series as possible!

After by Anna Todd
I love me some smut (don't judge me) and this one came highly recommended by a friend. This story follows Tessa, who is a very well-behaved and ambitious to do well in life. She also has a sweet, reliable boyfriend and a mother who is intent to keep her good ways about her. Tessa moves away to college and it's there that she meets bad boy Hardin and his crowd of friends and we follow Tessa as she struggles to accept what she really wants in life. The first two books have been adapted into films and I've seen the first one and whilst it was 'okay', I wasn't blown away by it, however, I've heard the books are so much better and I'm excited to see what all the fuss is about.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I read the first book back in September 2019 and I really enjoyed it but never picked up the next two books for some unbeknownst reason to myself. We follow the story of Scarlett and Tella, who live on their tiny island with their abusive father. However, Scarlett dreams of seeing Caraval - the annual, magical performance where the audience participates in the show. The sisters run away to see Caraval, but it seems that this year, Caraval revolves around Tella, who is kidnapped as soon as they arrive and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been warned that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate perfomance but nevertheless, she becomes completely immersed in a game of love, heartbreak and magic. I'm probably going to re-read the first book, as I remember it was very adventure heavy and there's probably some major plot points that I've forgotten, but I'm excited to get through this series as I know I loved the first book.

ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas
This is a series that I've completely fallen in love with. I read the first book at the end of December and have just started A Court of Frost and Starlight (book #3.5). A Court of Silver Flames is due out this month and I'm so excited to continue with this series. I'm listening to the audio book throughout the working day too because I just CANNOT. GET. ENOUGH. This story follows Feyre, as she is is brought into the immortal lands of Prythian after killing a fearie. Her life is forever changed and we follow her adventures as she navigates through her new life. This is a retelling of Beauty & the Beast as well as the lesser known fairytale "Tam Lin" and it's honestly just so, so good and I'm kicking myself for not having picked it up sooner.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman
Again, this is a series I started and never finished. I've read books one and two but will 100% re-read these again as SO much happens and the books are so action packed. I remember exactly how the 2nd book ended and it was such a cliff hanger and I honestly do not have a single reason as to why I haven't picked up the 3rd book yet. Scythe is set in a world with no hunger, no disease, no war, and no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to train to become a scythe under an apprenticeship —a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard) by Scott Lynch
I honestly haven't read too much into this series, all I know is that it follows the tales and adventures of Lock Lamora, who is a talented and infamous thief - and that's basically the extent of my knowledge. Immediately it sounds right up my street and I'm kinda glad I'm going in basically blind to the narrative because I think this is a series that will be highly entertaining and full of action and adventure! It's been sitting on my shelf for a while now and I'm eager to complete this series this year!

Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
I've read the first two books in this series and I recall enjoying them but not being blown away by them and so I'm just going to pick up the next instalment whenever it takes my fancy. This series follows Becky, who is comically bad with money, yet works as a financial advisor. It's your typical rom-com feel-good series that is entertaining and laugh-out-loud at times. If I'm blown away by a series, I will typically binge read them but this one is a 9 book series (which is a lot of books for one series!) and I don't feel the need to read them all in one go but instead take my time with them, so I'll be picking these books up throughout the year!

What series are you looking forward to reading this year?

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