TOP TEN TUESDAYS | Starting Another Series

I’ve been looking forward to this topic for weeks.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start bu Haven’t Yet.

I’m getting better with the series on my TBR; actually finishing them, back-to-back sometimes. I realized that I enjoy it that way. I get to be in the world for longer and I don’t forget anything in between books. Since I’m super late on this YA train, I have a crapton of finished series that I have yet to start. I narrowed down my ~extensive~ list to ten. Some of these I already own the whole set, some just the first book, and some I’ve yet to own the physical copy. I can’t guarantee I will get to them. That’s just the way it is. But I am interested. Very interested.

(This is a list of finished series. I have more to mention but a lot of them are still on-going.)


The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.
I’ve been intrigued by this since the first book came out. A princess runs away on her wedding day and she’s being chased down by two guys, her betrothed and an assassin. But you won’t know who’s who until the end. So many booktubers sing its praises. I’ve picked up and put down this series so many times – including just now at the Book Outlet sale.

The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu.
My copies of the complete trilogy are all signed. I’m planning to marathon this before the release of Warcross or before the end of the year. I will read anything Marie Lu writes. Anything.

The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen.
At first I thought this was a YA book but I eventually started seeing it shelved with the adult SFF. I honestly don’t know anything about this trilogy but I am interested to read it. I heard it’s high fantasy but still easy to follow.

Starcrossed trilogy by Leisa Reyven.
You will see this trilogy of my TBR until I actually pick it up and start it. I have the whole thing in paperback. Now that I’m getting in to New Adult, I just might pick this up this summer.

Prisoner of Night and Fog duology by Anne Blankman.
When I heard that this was about a world where Nazi Germany won, I put it on the top of my wishlist. When I finally got a copy of the two books, I planned to marathon it. But that didn’t happen. At least not yet. I love reading duologies back-to-back. I will definitely get to this around the fall season.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
I only have book 1 and have technically started it. I think I’m on chapter 2-3? But that was some time ago and I’ve forgotten much of it. This doesn’t have the best reviews but I’m still interested. I won’t go into this expecting a grown up Harry Potter. I heard that if you do that, you’ll only set yourself up for failure.

The Divine Cities trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Again, I have all three books. This has been in my radar since the second book came out. It was offered on Blogging For Books but I didn’t have the 1st one. Then I won an ARC of the 3rd book a year later. I never forgot the blurb for the second book so I then decided to pick up the first one so I can read it.

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of The Grisha trilogy. I was super disappointed, to be honest. But I heard that this duology is way better so I still have high hopes.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
I literally just finished The Scorpio Races on audio about a minute ago. Her writing is magic. I’m debating whether to listen to this series on audio or read it. Or both!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
I was supposed to buy the boxed set today from the Book Outlet sale but in the end, I decided to skip the sale all together. It was $30 for all 4 books in hardcover including Fairest. But no thanks. Not right now. Eventually. Maybe when Winter is released on paperback. I’ve asked my brother time and again if Cinder was worth the read. He always said yes but for some reason, I never followed through. I think it’s about time I do.


I want your recommendations! Which ones have you already read? Which series should I prioritize? What else should I add to this list?

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14 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAYS | Starting Another Series

  1. This is my first time hearing about The Remnant Chronicles, I believe, and I’m so intrigued! That sounds wonderful. I love the mystery element.

    You’re the second person I’ve seen with The Magicians on their list today. I used to have it on my TBR list on Goodreads but ended up taking it off. Another one I’m rethinking now!

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    • It’s sort of an exception for me, The Magicians. I usually don’t bother with books rated less than 3.5 on Goodreads but I am super interested in this. I haven’t even watched the TV show yet.

      The Remnant Chronicles will definitely be started within this year. I’m too intrigued. XD

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  2. I keep telling myself not to even start a series until it’s finished. That way I can binge-read it and not forget what’s happening between books. It’s a good plan, but one I never seem to be able to stick to! Sounds like I’m in good company 🙂

    The Lunar Chronicles is totally worth the read, IMHO. The series gets long, but it’s exciting and enjoyable.

    Happy TTT!

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  3. Queen of the Tearling is on my TTT list this week as well!

    I adored Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle, and the Divine Cities. I think I’ve met only one person who didn’t love Six of Crows, everyone else on my goodreads friend list gave it five stars. I really enjoyed the grisha series but I LOVED Six of Crows. The characters are all really likable, I think it feels more on the older side of YA while the Grisha books are more typically YA with the love triangle aspect, and I found the gritty worldbuilding and way the author maintains tension with plot twists throughout really enticing.

    I’m sure you will love The Raven Cycle too. The magic prose is still there and I adored those characters and found it hard to let them go at the end of the final book.

    I think The Divine Cities is less known and it’s certainly a little denser – with fabulous world building and a lot of in world mythology and history, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I adored the series. The female protagonists of the first two books are some of my favourite characters, and such diversity!

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    • Oh yay, thanks for talking about The Divine Cities! To be honest, I haven’t heard anyone talk about it — even the SFF booktubers, I have started the first book but only a few pages in. I’m a mood reader and I was just coming from a very dense read so it wasn’t time yet. But since I have all 3 books, it’ll be soon. 🙂

      When I listened to The Scorpio Races, I decided that I may have to read it also, to better enjoy it. I’m thinking The Raven Cycle may be the same. So yeah, I think I’ll have to buy the paperbacks.

      I’m still excited about Six of Crows. I have a sort of bookplate from Leigh Bardugo when I met her at another author’s signing. I just did not enjoy The Grisha trilogy as much as everyone else did. But it’s a finished duology so I can see that being binge-read.

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  4. Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle and The Lunar Chronicles are some of my all time favorite series! I reread The Raven Cycle all the time and I love rereading the Lunar Chronicles on audio book while I am working, the narrator is awesome! I would highly recommend all three of these series!

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