I have started 10 YA (young adult) and Middle Grade series this year, here are the ones I’m most excited to finish:
It’s confession time. I have not read the complete Harry Potter series. Please don’t un-follow me. I have read the first three when I was pregnant with Mays and life happened and I have not finished the series. I have seen all of the movies and that makes me even more excited to complete the book series over the next couple of months. I love the world that J.K. Rowling has created and I can’t wait to see how much better the books are than the movies. I plan to finish them before Christmas because Mays and I always have a themed Christmas and this will be the third year for Harry Potter theme.
I read The Raven Boys for emojiathon and fell in love with Maggie Stiefvater’s writing, characters, and atmosphere. I am interested to dig deeper into the “the raven boys” and Blue and see how it all plays out. I absolutely cannot wait to finish this quartet.
This is a new middle grade series written by Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone. It follows three foster siblings, Jack, Ava, and Matt. Ava and Matt are geniuses and Jack is just a “regular” kid. I have done a full spoiler free review of this book. I know you all are probably sick of hearing about this series but I just loved the first book so much and the second comes out in September. This is a series that I know Mays and I will read until they stop making books.
4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I really enjoyed the first two in this series. The political intrigue is interesting and fun. While these are not the best written stories ever, the fairytale re-telling elements are enough to keep me engaged. I read Cinder, book 1, in physical form and read Scarlet via audiobook. The audiobook was fantastic and I sped through the physical book. I would recommend consuming these books either way because you will love them. I’m excited to get to Cress because I heard that this was the best one in the series and I really love Thorne’s character.
I listened to the first book, The Diviners, and I fell in love. The audiobook narrator is fantastic, she is a very talented voice actor. As far as the writing, Libba Bray is an intelligent and thought provoking. I felt like I was dropped in the middle of the 1920’s. I could feel the excitement and social change of the time. Libba Bray’s commentary on society and religion was surprising and clever. I cannot wait to read the second book and then read the new book when it comes out later this year.
While I don’t expect to complete all of these series this year, I do hope to make significant progress in them. Which one of these did you enjoy?