What do you mean, “there is more than one book” ? a.k.a me ranting about book series

Something happens to me fairly often whenever I find out about new books. I either add them on Goodreads, buy them online or just on a whim, whenever I can go to a fabulous English bookshop a couple times a year. I read their synopsis, I fall in love with their covers, I hear amazing things about it all over the blogosphere.

Then, I realize that it’s book one in a series.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against book series. Most of the time. Some of my favorite books of all times are part of a book series. Yet, book series are so complicated.

  • They’re long. I mean, there are duologies and trilogies for sure, but then there are series that just grow and go on and on and ooooooon.
  • When you start them, they’re not finished and / or the next book is not even written yet. Or you just don’t have the money yet / they’re not available at the library for you to read them RIGHT NOW.

Instead of screaming about how complicated, annoying and beautiful book series are, how the world is magical, well-built and we end up living with the characters for so many years that we just feel like they are part of us, how we scream about 99% of the time about book series we have yet to finish, the ones we completely forgot about and the ones we’re like, lying awake at night thinking about, because let’s face it, WE ARE kind of crazy….

I decided to break things down and talk about some book series I’m reading, loving, hating, the ones I forgot about and the one I desperately need you to make me finish RIGHT NOW.

Fabulous book series I discovered thanks to book blogging

If the book blogging community has given me something, it’s amazing recommendations. It made me read books I did not expect and series I did not expect to love, either. I could go on and on with these, but I’m just going to try and pick three okay.

Thoughts on Cinder: Yeah so that’s quite different and why am I loving it so much???
Thoughts on: The Wrath and the Dawn: I AM OBSESSED.

Book series I was tempted to read because of the hype

The hype is scary, guys. It’s like a monster coming from you with the voice of a thousand book bloggers, shoving books in your face until you finally read them. I could probably come up with a couple titles here, but as always, I’ll try and keep it short and sweet.

Thoughts on Caraval: yeah, so that was cool, but I think I missed something here…. it wasn’t as fabulous as I expected it to be.
Thoughts on Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: not what I expected at all. That was bloody kind of cool.

Book series I regret committing to for so long

Only series I could come up with here for now is the Pretty Little Liars one. Why are there so many books?!

Underrated book series

I don’t know how underrated old book series are, but right now, two series come to mind. Okay, I kind of scrolled down on Goodreads for a couple of minutes there, but my memory sucks #sorry.

Thoughts on Awaken: this is very fun and the concept and technologies and old me loving dystopia will always be fond of this.
Thoughts on Unremembered: that book reminded me of the show I loved, Kyle XY and the concept was pretty cool.

Book series I just waited too long for and now… yeah, can’t remember a thing about it

“Waited too long” is… well, don’t take this literaly, too long can be two weeks or two months or two years, I have the memory of a goldfish anyway.

Thoughts on The Girl From Everywhere: I genuinely don’t know why I forgot about this book until just now. I regret it, it was pretty cool.
Thoughts on The Knife: Did not get used to that writing style. Still not over a certain someone NOT being here anymore. Will live in denial and try and forget about it forever.

Book series I’m scared to continue because… what if it’s bad?

Maybe “bad” is the wrong choice of word here. I enjoyed these books, I’m just hoping they will deliver more in their sequels than they did in the first book so… I’m scared.

Thoughts on The Winner’s Curse: read the first two books, had a hard time getting into both, liked it by the end. Forever pushing away the moment I will buy the last book, but still want to know how it ends. STRUGGLE.
Thoughts on Legend: was fun but maybe too quick – I expect too much from the rest to pick it up right away. Ooops.

Book series that I’m just done and over with once and for all because no no no no NO

Yeah I’m kind of exaggerating here, the books I am thinking of weren’t THAT terrible, just… I don’t know, not for me.

Thoughts on Splintered: Gorgeous cover, weird words inside. All the bugs and I don’t know. I didn’t get it? Me confused.
Thoughts on Magonia: GORGEOUS cover once again and weird inside.. yeah, no.

Book series I still need to finish but I’m scared because SCARY AND EMOTIONS OKAY

Thoughts on everything: basically, for these three, I’m just like: THESE BOOKS WERE GREAT but what will happen to my babies, I want to curl up under my covers and cry about it.


At that point, it’s just me screaming about books. Sorry.

Thoughts on Warcross: I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING okay.
Thoughts on The Book of Dust: I need more Lyra in my life.
Thoughts on Restore Me: HELLO JACKIE I need to read this to scream with you about it.
Thoughts on The Belles: that was cool and I’m eager for it to get even darker. WHO AM I.

Yeah so… basically, I scream a lot about book series and I probably forgot thousand of books there, but I did my very best, so… it’s your turn to scream books, what do you say?

Do you have a nervous breakdown as well whenever you realize the book you picked up is part of a book series??! Or are you happy about it?

What are some series you can’t WAIT to read? Some sequels you are eagerly anticipating?! Series you’re scared to finish?

Any book series on here I need to get to as soon as possible? Or do you have other book series suggestions for me? Let me know all your thoughts in comments!

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132 thoughts on “What do you mean, “there is more than one book” ? a.k.a me ranting about book series

  1. Book series are something but I must always know it’s a series FOR I MUST OBSESSIVELY RESERCH ALL THE THINGS before buying a book. Or the chance that I’m just buying the first book because what if I love it and I need the others but what if I buy it all and I HATE IT?? These are the true questions here.

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    1. OH YES, that’s so terrifying, I am scared of getting a full series and just hating it… that’s why I ONLY buy the first book, EVERY TIME, I never buy a series all at once. But… after, it’s very frustrating when I end up loving the book and am left having to wait for the next books to be there hahaha.
      Thank you so much for your comment!! ❀


  2. Oh gosh, whenever I read about an awesome book and then find out it’s a series? Ugh, it’s the worst. I am not a series person anymore because I have horrible between-books series amnesia, unless they’re all already out and I can binge them. The worst though is when a book is slated to be a single book, then it’s decided later on that there will be more books. Or when a series you think is done comes back, like the Shatter Me books, which I just had to reread because I couldn’t remember what happened because the series ended four years ago.

    I have to say I am very glad The Belles is going to be a series though. In general, however, I am pretty anti-series, as you can probably tell from this comment, lol.

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    1. Oh I completely understand that haha – sometimes it is SO very frustrating whenever you expect a book to be a standalone, or a series to be over, then, SURPRISE, there is more. That’s soooooo annoying at times haha, especially since I get amnesia as well and can’t remember a thing about series sometimes πŸ™‚
      Oh I’m so glad you’re talking about The Belles, I really enjoyed the first book! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! πŸ™‚


  3. Hahahah awesome post, Marie! I personally love discovering series since I know there’s always something to look forward to, especially if I love the first book. And it’s also probably cause I’m only 23 and I have my whole life to complete these! Good thing I do reviews that I could easily revisit if I forget what I thought of a book hahah It does become crazy overwhelming when you realize you’ve made 0 progress in some series… when you ADORED the first book. I mean… GIVE US MORE TIMEEEEE TO REAAAAAAD! 🀣

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    1. Oh thank you so much! You’re so right, there are so many books to discover and it is pretty amazing when we know there is more to look forward to, in a series πŸ™‚
      We DO need more time to read haha, there are WAY too many books that I want to read and… I don’t know when I’ll ever get around to reading them πŸ˜›
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! πŸ™‚ x

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    1. Oh I get it, it’s such a struggle, we can never be sure about series, how can we know if we’ll love it, hate it, or something in between? It’s such a commitment, too, haha.
      Thank you so much for your comment, Carrie πŸ™‚


    1. YES YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK OF DUST. I’ll read Six of Crows when you read that one hahaha. Kidding, I’ll try to get to buy it soon haha. πŸ™‚ thank you!! πŸ™‚ x


  4. I love series. I admit that sometimes I get relaxxed to know that I’m reading a standalone, because I tend to start many series, too much series, and then it’s too late. Books to buy everywhere as much as you unfinishing stories.
    Yet, I like the possibility to see much more of the world, meet new characters and even see more of secondary characters I felt in love with (it’s a thing of mine. Don’t know why I keep doing that.)

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    1. Oh yes I get it – we can’t help ourselves, there are so many books being released and sometimes they’re just sooooo tempting. Having to wait and thousand more books to read afterwards, now that’s a problem πŸ˜…
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment πŸ˜€

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