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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

tell me something tuesday


Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Question: What series that you tried this year will you continue?

Answer:

The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black ~Goodreads

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On a whim, I borrowed The Cruel Prince from the library in February. I’m not a fan of the fae but I loved Black’s stand alone fae story – The Darkest Part of the Forest.

The Cruel Prince was not perfect. I had quite a few issues with it (my review) but I was completely captivated by the vulnerability and fierceness in the heroine, Jude. A human, and out for revenge, Jude navigates and tries to outsmart the fae on their own turf.

“Once upon a time, there was a human girl stolen away by faeries, and because of that, she swore to destroy them.”

I picked up book #2 - The Wicked King at ALA and HOLY SHITBALLS! Talk about reader whiplash and WTF-ery. (you can read my Friday 5 fangirling for TWK here)

I loved it and January 2019 sounds like a lifetime away before the final installment, The Queen of Nothing, comes out.

I am ALL IN!

Other than this one, I’ve pretty much stepped away from series – or at least I’m able to read one and move on without being too invested.

What series have you started this year that have you hooked?

43 comments:

  1. I haven't started this series yet Karen it's been hard not to pick it up but I'm waiting until book three to be released. Usually I start a series and never finish it, so really want to absorb myself in Holly Black's world. I'm stoked it's coming out next month, it feels like the series was released not too long ago. Fingers crossed the finale is just as explosive!

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    1. There be big ass cliffies so you might have the right idea there lol

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  2. I read and enjoyed The Murderbot Diaries, did a full series read of the Carrie Vaughn Kitty Norville books and started the Greta Helsing, Montague & Strong and Extinction Trials series, all of which I enjoyed!

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    1. I might give series a go again in 2019. I gave them up a few years ago when I was juggling at least 40 of them!

      I think I just need to be more selective.

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  3. Loved The Cruel Prince!! Cant wait for The Wicked King. The Jenn Bennet UF series is one I started and liked this year.

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    1. GRACE!!! Wait till you read it! Gahhhhh! lol

      And I've already told you the Bennett series is one of my faves.

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  4. Hmm...I'm not sure if I've started many new series this year. I'm really trying to finish series, and then start series that are already finished or have been out for awhile (especially since I have the first book in a variety of series that I need to actually start reading).

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I've read a few first books but nothing I feel compelled to stick with. I'm more drawn to companion novels if I do.

      This is the only one that has me hooked.

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  5. Yaaay, I love when a sequel is better than the first! I haven't had much luck with series lately..at least series that are continauations of a plot and not companion novels like adult romance).

    I read a lot of first-in-series and never pick up the second book.

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    1. Nothing is making me feel that I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS thing - except TWK.

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  6. Hehe, I had a few more, all from this fall, which is weird cos this fall sucked

    Must get this one from the library!

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    1. I'd be interested to see what you think of this series. It could go either way lol

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  7. wow I've seen so many mixed reviews about this series, I'm still debating picking it up but the sequel being amazing may convince me.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. The first had a lot of good thing but quite a few annoying things as well. I'm glad I stuck with it thought because the second book was WOW.

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  8. Well now you have me curious. I want to know what happened in book two that impressed you so much!

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    1. EVERYTHING happened lol There was so much that left me with my jaw dropped!

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  9. I have been reading the Matthew Corbett series by Robert McCammon. I usually don't get into series but I love this one. Only problem is waiting for the next one to come out.

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    1. The struggle is real waiting over a year for a book.

      I was reading so many series a few years ago that I forgot too many things while waiting. That's why I'm picky now.

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  10. So many people love this series. I have not read any Holly Black, but she is well loved by the other WLABBers. I have not been starting too many series lately, because I have been reading mostly contemporaries. Those are more companions than series, but one series I did fall in love with this year Chloe Snow's Diary. Love her and the books were fabulous.

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    1. I bet you would like her Curse Workers series Sam. I don't know why I like this one since I don't like the fae, but I do.

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  11. I want to read these- I like a fae story once in a while, especially if they're on the dark side a bit, and this sounds like it totally delivers in that sense. I just need to get to 'em.

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    1. I think this one is so heavily centered on being human in a fae world so I like it.

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  12. I have a few series that I've been reading for years but haven't found any lately that I want to continue.

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    1. I've really tried to avoid most series lately so it's hard to find one that will get me hooked.

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  13. I haven't started (or finished) any series this year. I'm the worst at series!

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    1. Me too! I pretty much gave up on them the past few years.

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  14. I so wanted to read The Cruel Prince but I held off. Then it went on sale and I snapped it up but still didn't read it. Now, I'm waiting on the next book coming out so, if I like it, I don't have to wait to see what happens next! I'm terrible for doing this...

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    1. There are some big cliifhangers so that might be a good thing lol

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  15. I haven't started this one yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

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    1. The characters are pretty messy and flawed so I thin you would like this one.

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  16. I have heard wonders about this series! So I hope to start it next year! I would love to continue with Year One :)

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    1. The first was just ok for me but I LOVED book #2. I'll have to look up Year One.

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  17. NNNOOO! Sworn off starting any books that form a series unless I already have them in the house or they are sent by an author/publisher for me to review (and even then I think twice), I may well have to add these to my Wish List.

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    1. I agree. I've been avoiding them myself. Even if I read a first book sent by a publisher, I can let it go pretty easily.

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  18. I have heard that this series is really good and I need to try it! I've only read the Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black. I just started both Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa and Red Rising series by Pierce Brown and loved both first books so I can't wait to read more :D

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/12/the-dream-thieves-book-review/

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    1. I had been reading so many series (at least 40) that I was forgetting things and not getting to any other books so I quit them all but I might delve back into a few next year.

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  19. I keep putting off reading this series and I don't know why!!

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  20. I really loved The Cruel Prince, but found The Wicked King to be just okay. I'm really hoping the third book blows me away!

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    1. See, I was the opposite. I found TCP ok - but loved TWK. I have NO idea what the hell will happen in book #3 though.

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  21. I should be starting The Wicked King tomorrow! I've finally caught up on all of my other reviews -- phew! I can't wait!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  22. That's quite the reaction difference between the two. lol

    Denise Grover Swank hooked me completely this year.

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  23. I cannot wait for the next book in this series! The first book was so so good and I'm so ready for the next one. It's not often I read the first book in a series and remember it so well and am still as excited to read the next book now as I was when I first finished the last one.

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