I would like to start out by saying that I don’t usually enjoy series… especially in movies. More often than not, they disappoint me. BUT! There are a few book series that I really want to read this year. All three of the series below I have started reading but never finished.
p.s. If you want to buy any of these book series, the images are also links to Amazon! Check them out and add them to your TBR!
First and foremost, A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin. I have read the first one and have heard people rave about the show and the books alike. This is going to be the first one on my list of series to finish. Originally this was 3 books, then 5 books, but currently has 7 books in the series. I am waiting until summer when I can purchase these and have endless amounts of time to sit and be immersed in the world.
If you haven’t heard of Game of Thrones, here is my brief synopsis of what you might be missing out on.
“There are three principal storylines in the series: the chronicling of a dynastic civil war for control of Westeros between several competing families; the rising threat of the Others who dwell beyond an immense wall of ice that forms Westeros’ northern border; and the journey of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of a king who was murdered in another civil war fifteen years previously and now seeks to return to Westeros and claim her rightful throne. As the series progresses, all three storylines become increasingly interwoven and dependent on each other.” (Taken from https://iceandfire.fandom.com/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire)
Next up is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass. I read the first book in this trilogy and fell in love with the world and the story line. My friends have told me that it only gets better! Sarah J. Mass has recently put out another book – Crescent City – that is getting lots of good press.
A Court of Thorns and Roses dealt with the main character Feyre. She becomes intertwined with the High Fae species after unknowingly killing one of them who had shifted into beast form. Forced to move and be away from her family, Feyre struggles to understand her new world and deal with the guilt of leaving her family abandoned – the family that she had supported for years before her capture.
Because it is a trilogy and I loved the first one, I know that I can easily fall back into a groove with this series and hopefully get my hands on book two and three very soon.
The last series I have started and still not finished (which is ridiculous because I own these and they are not big and daunting like the others) is The Earthsea Cycle trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin. David Mitchell (author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks) wrote that this series was a rival to Tolkien and Martin! (Read that article here.) I did read the first book in this series and I was blown away at the intricacies and depth of the story from the get go.
Ged the Wizard, formally known as Sparrowhawk, sets off on a journey through the archipelago (Earthsea). Along the way he meets many people from the islands, masters the words of power, tames a dragon, and crosses death’s threshold.
A great way to start a series and one I definitely need to revisit… and soon!
I am realizing now that all of these series are fantasy series… If you have any series suggestions that you would recommend, comment below and let me know!