September 13: Favorite Unfinished Series (either you haven’t read all the books or series that aren’t complete yet)
This one will be kinda short. When a series is recommended to me, I try out the first few books. If I don’t fall in love it that’s where it stops, so those would be my unfinished series for today, but the problem here is that bookstagram almost never steers me wrong. And when I love the first few books in a series, I go a little bibliophile and read ALL THE BOOKS. Bingeing is pretty much my regular reading mode and I’ve finished all the series I’ve started lately.
So really this is a list of series that aren’t complete yet and I’m sorry to drag you into the wait with the rest of us.
Immortals After Dark, Kresley Cole 15 books, waiting on the 16th
Seriously, has anyone physically checked on Kresley Cole lately? Is she okay? Signs seem to indicate something awful happened and I wish we could offer her some support through whatever it is.
Ice Planet Barbarians, spinning off into Icehome Series, Ruby Dixon 15 book series, 7 in the spinoff
Ice Planet Barbarians is finished except for little fun novellas for holidays (Bek and Elly got a Christmas special and I about died of sweetness). Ruby releases about a book a month (HOW? she is amazing) and I will read ANYTHING she releases, whether it has to do with my favorite blue barbarians or not. She’ll keep going with the Icehome series as long as readers stay interested she says so DO THE THING, READERS.
Maiden Lane Series, Elizabeth Hoyt 12 book series
Just recently started this one. I’m skipping the first few books (not going to apologize or go back and read them, either) because the tropes are just not my thing, but I started with Darling Beast and it was exactly the Beauty and the Beast story I wanted. I will be finishing this one!
Maybe an e-mail to her publisher is in order. Maybe they can shed light on her unexpected absence. I too was surprised by her sudden push of her release of Munro. A month before hand she promised to have the cover out. Her newsletter came and only said it wasn’t good and that she was fixing issues. I do know that her book before that was also pushed back but there she claimed a broken leg the culprit.
Not only Munro was delayed but the final book in her Arcana Chronicles is too and she stated that it would not be released before Munro. Still waiting with baited breath.
I will never, ever say I “expect” an author to have a book done. If she needs a writing break, that’s more than fair! A book or two a year could definitely lead to some burnout. I just wish she’d speak frankly to all of us fans if that’s the case. We want to be there for her and lend our support, whatever that looks like.
I’m in the minority here when I say that I am not a fan of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series? I recently read A Hunger Like No Other and discovered that I had read it before and basically erased it from my mind because I hated the heroine. LOL
I recently started Ice Planet Barbarians and I am loving it! I started book 2 but I am not a fan of bingeing so I will probably go slow on this series.
Possibly the minority with Immortals After Dark, but not everyone can like the same things and that’s okay! You’re allowed to like and dislike whatever you want 🙂 That said…I’m super incredibly excited you’re liking Ice Planet Barbarians!! There’s no such thing as loving Ruby Dixon too much, in my mind. LOL!