This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is Favourite series. For this I’m only including series I’ve finished which should limit my options as I’m bad at finishing series.
Going through this I’ve realised I mostly love a series based on the characters which is probably an incentive for continuing with the series and therefore finishing it. There is one series on here due to the world but the rest is purely favourites due to characters.
Let’s dive into the list of my 6 Favourite series.
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
How can this series not be on this list?!? A part from Nancy Drew, this was my first ever series and probably the only series I read from start to finish. I grew up with these weirdos 🙂 I had all the emotions along with them. My first obsession 🙂 I loved and still love everything about them ❤️
A Court of Thorns and Roses & Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I love both these series but I couldn’t choose which one to have here so I picked both. Of the books, I prefer the story in Throne of Glass but I prefer the characters in ACOTAR I think. The story in ToG is immersive and snowballs from book to book. ACOTAR has a fairly simple story line which is very connected in all three book. ToG has another level in each book. When it comes to the characters I love the inner circle in ACOTAR ❤️ yes I love the characters in ToG and Aelin, but the banter around the table with the inner circle is gold!
Great. I now have an intense need to revisit ACOTAR and re-read the trilogy…
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again it’s all about the characters in this book. I love them all! I love the interaction between them. It’s easy to tell there is a long history between them in the way they behave around each other without it being explained to you. I loved Kaz’s ice cold lead, his shadow, Inej, that he relies on more than his cane. Nina and Mathias and their banter which goes from cruel hatred, to mocking, to teasing, to loving 🥰 And then there is Jasper and Waylyn and their angsty behaviour. Though for Jasper it’s more of a breeze than anything, or he at least pretends too.
Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
First book is Sabriel and it’s just so different from anything else I’ve read. Firstly it had a badass woman in the lead, and secondly she was a necromancer. The complexity of the world’s intriguing, but Sabriel sells it. She doesn’t need anyone else (just the cat). And then there is the house she lives in, situated in the middle of river with secret passageways and bridges.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
There is something about this world that I just love! When I started reading the series I enjoyed it, but I think when the book turned to the afterlife, I turned to loving this series. The way the authors have pictured the afterlife and they way they’ve done, it was perfect. I think that’s the point, I went from liking to loving it. I also find the characters sweet and charming. The magic is classic urban fantasy, but with twists and I love that aspect.
It’s been years since I read these books, but from my mind the most memorable background thing is the pies Ethan’s maid/cook/help (whatever she is) makes for some reason. So random…!
The Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Yes this series has issues. I’ll say that straight up. It has issues. But I love it! There is something about shape shifting into a tiger and fighting a magician for 100s of years, that really draws me in. There is also the swoon romance and the Indian myths and Hindi mythology. This is were my passion for international fantasy started, but in comparison to this book, I learned to pick books by own voices authors and native authors to make it feel more authentic.
What do you think?
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