I’m definitely the type of person who falls for hype, and reads everything I see on bookstagram that is relatively talked about. So, if you ask me about popular series, I’ve probably read them – but I sadly haven’t read them all, and here’s a list of them:
City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
If I had a penny every time someone mentioned this book/the shadow hunter saga.
This series is so, so popular and I always feel like I’m missing out when it’s in subscription boxes and on Twitter.
As I mentioned, I really like to read Hyped books as I love to connect with other people who’ve read them and loved them.
I plan to binge this series hopefully in August!
Caraval – Stephanie Garber
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
During the release date of Finale, everyone was hyping this series. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen bookstagram freak about a series more than this one.
This is a YA Fantasy set in a Carnival, which instantly gives me horror movie vibes. I hope the characters don’t get butchered at the Cotton Candy stand.
This is the June pick for my bookclub, so I’m happy to say I’ll be delving into this next month!
King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
I’ve owned this book since February after finishing and loving the Grisha Trilogy – then I read Six of Crows as I heard that a character from Six of Crows is going to be in King of Scars, and after reading so much GrishaVerse stuff, I wanted to take a break and since then I’ve never gotten around to it.
I hope to get to this book this summer as I love Bardugo’s worlds and her writing is so beautiful!
The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.
First of all, this is a brick so you can’t blame me for not reading it yet.
I feel like I would need to dedicate two weeks/ a month to this book. It seems just like the book I would love to immerse myself in and never want to leave.
I hope to be in the mood for this giant eventually, but right now I’m more into series!
Illuminae – Jay Kristof & Amie Kaufman
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
Firstly, this series’ covers are amazing. They’re shiny and look beautiful! Which means, I have an even bigger inclining to pick them up!
I’ve heard of this series so much, and that it’s written very interestingly, but my only barrier to it is that it’s Sci-Fi and I don’t normally enjoy Sci-Fi.
I think me starting with their newest book Aurora Rising will push me into beginning this one!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I’ve realised that I haven’t actually not read many popular series/books which makes me happy. let me know which of these to jump into first and what popular books you haven’t read! thanks for reading – nick