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Top 5 series I will finish* in 2023

Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 series I will finish* in 2023!!

* And by “finish”, I mean “at least get caught up on”. You get a pass if the author releases more books.

Because last week we did books series we are going to START. And if you want to start new ones, you need to finish, uh, something. Otherwise we’re all just running around (or crushed under our TBRs) in the middle of 800 series. And no one needs that kind of chaos in their lives.

I, for one, can’t even remember the convoluted plot of FBAA 4 and will have to go read spoiler recaps before I start the next one because… Well, that was a poor example because honestly, that plot is so far fetched I’m not sure Hansel and Gretel could follow it back with a trail of glow-in-the-dark fluorescent boulders marking the way. But still, we can’t all remember every plotline.

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top 5 series I will finish* in 2023

The Dreamer Trilogy — Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

To be fair, I haven’t actually started this trilogy… but I really, really want to. I just have such high hopes for it that I’m genuinely terrified to read it, you know, in case it won’t be amazing (although I’m also certain it will). The thought of reading this is giving me a complex.

But 2023 is the year I will read it, now that it’s completed. I just also really want to do a reread of The Raven Cycle before I start this, so I can immerse myself back in the quest for lost kings and lost dreamers, and found family.

The Winternight Trilogy — Katherine Arden

I have read the first book! I fact, I LOVED The Bear and the Nightingale. Loved it so much I then didn’t read either of the books after it.

I know. I’m like the perfect target audience for these. A trilogy not only influenced by Slavic mythology, but brimming with characters and lore directly from it. And yet, I still have not finished this. I am ashamed. And mildly confused by my own actions.

But in 2023, we will remedy this. Maybe.

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Crave — Tracy Wolff

Cherish by Tracy Wolff

Honestly, if Cherish is NOT the last book in this series, I may scream. Because I just need it to be done now.

I thought Charm was going to be the saving grace (hahahaha) of the series, but alas, it was not what I wanted it to be. It was just as weird as Court. And that would have been fine, EXCEPT, it was supposed to be the Grace and Hudson love story for the ages, and I felt WRONGED.

So anyway, I just need a conclusion now. And this comes out in May. So it better have a conclusion!! *shakes fist (non-threateningly) at Tracy Wolff*

The Montague Siblings — Mackenzi lee

Another series that I have just read the first book in. I mean, I also read the novella, so I guess I’m technically 1.5 books in. Which means I still have two books to go.

And both of the other books are sitting on my bookshelf. I have zero excuses. Also, I quite liked Felicity in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. So I assume I will continue to like her in The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Plus, we all need a little 1800’s neurodiverse feminism in our lives.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Serpent & Dove — Shelby Mahurin

Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin

Oh look, ANOTHER series that I’ve only read book one in. Is anyone else starting to see a pattern??

To be fair to myself, I have started Blood & Honey. But I really didn’t love the three chapters that I read. So I put it down in pursuit of shinier, more engaging things.

And it’s not really Shelby Mahurin’s fault. I read an interview she did not long after Serpent & Dove where she said it was only going to be a duology, and then her publishers pushed for a third book. So I am expecting this to be filler. And all reviews I’ve read so far agree the second book isn’t great.

But the problem is that I need to read the second book to start the third (which I have heard great things about). So, back onto the list this one goes.

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Jillian the Bookish Butterfly
The Punk Theory
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Wicked Witch’s Blog
Your Book Friend
Less Than Three D
Books Are 42
Kerri McBookNerd
Becky Bookstore
Hanna Reads
Books Less Travelled Reviews
DB’s Guide to the Galaxy

What top 5 series will you finish* in 2023?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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