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today’s topic is: Series That Got Better
Alrighty, I checked back to see the last time I partook in a Top 5 Wednesday post and it was… January. JANUARY!! That’s actually pretty crazy.
I really liked today’s topic to it seems to be a quite a good time to step back into the swing of things. 🙂 This week it’s all about series that got better. Now, believe me, this is actually quite a tricksy topic because I can bet a lot of people may not necessarily continue on with a series if they didn’t enjoy/felt meh about the first book.
I can be really bad a reading the next book in a series even when I loved the first book/couple of books so this topic is… challenging for me (but that just makes it all the more fun in my book). 😉
1. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
I enjoyed the first book well-enough but it wasn’t until the second book that the series got real interesting for me. The plot was far more involving and the characters more engaging – everything was just better overall. It definitely was a winner in my eyes. *insert groan here* 😉
2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
This is now one of my favourite series but it didn’t start off that way. The first book wasn’t bad per se, but it wasn’t anything I hadn’t already seen before. It wasn’t actually until the end of the second book that it really hooked me in – now it is one of my top fantasy series and I am champing at the bit for the next (and last *sobs*) book.
3. Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer
I enjoyed the first book a lot but I definitely thought this series got better with each book (and it was already so good). I was sad when it ended but I enjoyed the journey a heck of a lot while it lasted.
4. Soul Screamer series by Rachel Vincent
This is a funny one because I tried reading the first book when it initially came out and just could not get into it at all. I was encouraged to go the series another go though when I saw rave reviews for later books. I definitely have never regretted it and it is one of my all-time favourites (and it does indeed get better but on re-visiting I actually thoroughly enjoyed the first book as well).
5. Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat
I saw so much love around the blogosphere for this series so when I started reading the first book I had super-high expectations. That was probably the reason why I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would. Book two was a totally different story – I was captivated (hehe) right from the start and I am so glad I didn’t allow my somewhat mixed feelings on the first book to stop me from going further with the series.