So I recently did a post about the book series I've been wanting to start reading, but then I got to thinking…there are a couple of series that I haven't even finished yet! I figured it'd be best to finish those before I begin a new one. I stopped reading these for a variety of different reasons: got into a reading slump, lost interest, didn't have access to the sequels, etc. I'll be sure to explain the scenario for each and give my opinion of the series' so far – up until the point I have read at least.
1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
I left off at about the middle of the second book, Pretties. I enjoyed the first one enough to purchase the second, but I found that I just did not have enough interest in the story. I didn't fall in love with the characters, I wasn't crazy about the plot… Don't get me wrong, I think the premise is great but the execution just isn't in my tastes. I'd like to get around to finishing the second book and hopefully the whole series one day.
2. Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
I absolutely loved Clare's The Mortal Instruments series; I've read all of them and am excited to see the first movie (even if the actors they cast are not my favorite) when it comes out soon. However, I had more trouble getting into this series. It's basically the same world and mythology just several years earlier. Some of the same characters are present in this series as in the Mortal Instruments, but none of my favorites. I think I've read the first two in the series, but because of a combination of reading slump and loss of interest never made it to the third. One of the other things I've noticed about series is that I'm much more likely to forget about them or lose interest if I have to wait months or even years for the next sequel to come out.
3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I've read the first two books and really enjoyed them, and I own the third one but have not gotten around to reading it yet. It's the conclusion of the series and I'm excited to find out what happens, but for some reason I just have not been in the mood to pick this one up. Hopefully I will be soon.
4. Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray
I have only read the first book in this series. I had heard good things about it so I picked it up, but I ended up being a little disappointed. It definitely was not what I was expecting nor it is my typical taste in books. I'd like to finish the series one day though, just to see how the story ends!