I spent a month being too daunted by the idea of getting stuck into a book series. Now that I am in the midst of one I don’t know why I was so hesitant. I am currently reading through Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters Chronicles. After that I intend to make a dent in some other series I’ve put off reading for far too long. Here are five popular book series I haven’t read yet!
Caraval By Stephanie Garber
Welcome to Caraval, Where nothing is quite what it seems…
Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.
With the release of the third instalment, Finale, I have seen this book raved about all over the book community. The story sounds very captivating and I think it is one I will be able to relate to a lot. Caraval is definitely at the top of my series TBR.
The Cruel Prince By Holly Black
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .
I have heard so so many amazing things about this trilogy. The Folk of the Air is the epitome of popular book series. It is probably one of the most raved about series I hear about on a daily basis on social media. I can see why, it sounds really interesting! I love princes and fairies and all that stuff so I definitely think this is something I’ll enjoy reading.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold – a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite – and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.
I feel like the only person on the planet who has not read this yet! Everyone raves about Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Verse and the amazing characters and stories she’s creating within this fictional world. I own King of Scars but I dare not dive into that having not read any other books. Ideally I’d like to start with Shadow and Bone trilogy. Then onto Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom and lastly, King of Scars. I am not entirely sure if it matters for spoilers though? As far as I know they are individual stories but don’t quote me on that!
A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas
Feyre’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.
Similarly with Shadow and Bone I feel like I am so late to the party with this series! I see it all over Instagram and I need to hurry up and get my hands on it! It’s not as long as some of the other series on my TBR. Because of that, I think this will be one that I read before the others. Though I will say, I have heard mixed reviews about A Court of Frost and Starlight. I am still interested to see what my experience with it will be though.
The Red Queen Series By Victoria Aveyard
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
With the very recent release of Broken Throne, I am being reminded more than ever that I really need to get a wiggle on and start this series by Victoria Aveyard. I have heard from a few people that it wasn’t for them, even a DNF here or there but I am determined to give this a try. I’d also still consider it a widely popular book series. It sounds like something I’d like and the covers look ever so pretty in hardback format!
Those were just five of the popular book series I haven’t read yet! Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!