Hello there my loves! Today’s blog post will be all about finishing series. As you me know it’s one of my 2021 book related goals to get my ‘currently reading series’ down to 15. I’ll need to finish more than five series for that, but these five series have the highest priority to be read in 2021. So, let’s go!
1. The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
The Broken Earth Trilogy consists of The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky.
I’ve read the first two books so far, I did start 2021 with only the first book read. It’s such a clever series. Considering I only have one book left, I really should be able to finish it in the next 10 months.
Premise of The Fifth Season:
This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.
2. Grace & Fury duology by Tracy Banghart
The Grace and Fury duology consists of Gracy & Fury and Queen of Ruin.
It’s been over a year since I read the first book but I do remember flying through that book and thoroughly enjoying it. I’ve also owned the second book for about a year now, so it’s really time to read that this year, for sure considering it’s on my March TBR. Although I’ll do have to refresh my mind a bit on the things that happened in the first book…
Premise of Grace & Fury:
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
3. Cursebreakers trilogy by Brigid Kemmerer
The Cursebreakers Trilogy consists of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Heart So Fierce and Broken and A Vow So Bold and Deadly.
Once again a series where I only have the last book left to read. The books in this series are so easy to get through and very addicting. I even preordered that last book, so there’s really no excuse for me to not finish this series in the upcoming 10 months.
Premise of A Curse So Dark And Lonely:
Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom. Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.
4. Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab
The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab consists of A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and a Conjuring of Light.
Would you look at that, a series of which I’ve only read the first book. On top of that the second and third book in this series are quite chonky. But I have high hopes that I can finish this series in 2021 because Schwab’s books are so easy to read. On top of that I have the second book on my March TBR, so it will happen.
Premise of A Darker Shade of Magic:
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.
5. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
A Song of Ice and Fire consists of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons. The last two books The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Sping haven’t been published yet and also don’t have an official publication date.
Let’s save the best for last, or rather the longest. I’ve been reading this series since mid 2017, so I guess it really is time to finish the books that are out. I have two books left, well technically three since with the editions I have the last book is split into two books. I would say I procrastinate finishing this series almost as well as George RR Martin procrastinates writing the last book, but that’s not true, A Dance with Dragons came out 10 years ago, so he wins. Anyway I NEED TO FINISH THIS SERIES.
Premise of A Game of Thrones:
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
So that’s it, my top priority series to finish this year. Let’s see if I finally finish A Song of Ice and Fire because it’s been a goal to finish that series for the third year in a row now… Oops?
What’s a series you hope to finish in 2021?