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It's Freebie week so I can choose whatever I want. I'm going to choose something that will hopefully make me more productive but probably not because lazy is my middle name, my parrot's name and probably my phone password too.
There are people who marathon an entire series and then there's me with a whole pile of forgotten sequels or finales sitting in a dusty corner. Okay, it's not that bad. I do keep them on a shelf but I just can't find the will to grab them and read them. Most of the time it's because I didn't quite enjoy the first book but it can also be because I have way too many shiny new books to read and I have weird priorities. So let me reveal my shame and maybe it'll help me get started ~
1. End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee - The reviews for this finale have started coming in and gosh darn it, THEY ARE MIXED. Some people loved it and some people didn't feel a single thing. Now I'm scared that I'll be in the latter group because I have the heart of an ice queen so I'm holding this off until I'm in the sweetest mood ever. I love this series and I really want to love the finale.
2. The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski - I didn't like the first book as much as everyone else and that's probably because the romance was going well and then suddenly tipped into insta-love, which was disappointing. I also didn't understand why Kestrel barely cared about her people, like yeah they're slaving shitheads but apart from her 1 friend, she would leave the rest to the wolves for all she cared (despite being the daughter of a general). It would have been more emotional if she initially cared about them but knew they were wrong. Maybe that'll be addressed in the next book, maybe not, but I'll read it one day or another.
3. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas - I was not at all a fan of Celaena Sardothien in the first book. She ate mysterious candy when people were being murdered around her, she could do literally anything like dancing/archery/playing the goddamn piano and it felt Mary Sue-ish since it was never shown how exactly she learned all that, and she was just so arrogant. I managed to like a bazillion arrogant characters but Celaena was so bad she grated on my nerves with each chapter. I couldn't even finish it and I don't plan to because what I predicted came true according to another reader. Despite all that, I will be picking up the second book someday because everyone seems to agree that it's way better. Do you? I don't know but I want to love this series because I adored Chaol and Nehemia and although the world is barely fleshed out, I'm hoping it will develop.
4. Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles #2) by Melina Marchetta - For something so wordy, I expected to take ages to read the first book but I was actually really addicted to it and finished it in a few days. The only thing stopping me from reading this book are the evil shiny, new books.
5. Rebel Heart (Dust Lands Trilogy #2) by Moira Young - Meep. A lot of people who loved Blood Red Road hated Rebel Heart and y'know how I am. I get swayed into uncertainty so easily.
|not official cover|
6. The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by George R.R. Martin - Pffffft, I'll never read this because it'll never be published.
7. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan - I've been reading this since October 2014 and I STILL HAVE NOT FINISHED. It's so long-winded and boring and not at all like the previous books. There's not enough life in it, there's not enough Percy in it, there's not enough I don't know. I just feel like it's way too long but I'll get around to finishing it one day or another.
8. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater - I loved The Raven Boys so why am I being so lazy and not picking this up? Especially when it's centered around Ronan the badass cucumber that cuddles baby birds? I don't know, I don't know.
9. Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen - The first book wasn't that bad, I was just being mean on Goodreads with my 2 stars. Or maybe it was bad and I'm being too nice right now. I don't remember but I remember that I knew the world was going to develop and that's what I hear happens so I'm interested in finding out what the authors do with the magic system since that was the best part of the first book.
10. Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy #2) by Karina Halle - I thought Sins & Needles blew me away with how tense and scandalous it was. At one point, I had to do math homework to calm down. So I JUST DON'T KNOW why I don't have the second book in my possession.
Basically, I know nothing. I am Jon Snow 3.5. I should probably get myself this t-shirt:
|And put my face on it maybe|
Do you guys have any sequels that you really need to get started on? And do you have any idea why you haven't started them because I sure as heck don't.