Hello dear reader. Welcome back to our blog. Today I wanted to talk about my top five favorite series since Belle has already told you about hers. Without further ado, my list is:
1. Discovery of Witches series
This is one of my all-time favorite series. I have reread it a few times because I have enjoyed it so much. It was written by Deborah Harkness. This series consists of three core books and then one book that explores the past of some of the side characters from the main books. It also has appearances from the main characters of the series. Essentially, this series is a love story between a vampire and a witch. Some people have called it Twilight for grown-ups. I can see the parallels to that. However, I feel like this series is much more than that. Without going too much into spoiler territory, there is a time travel element in one of the books as well as three different classes of supernatural beings instead of there just being vampires or witches. Plus, there are many fun side characters that you also get to learn more about as the story progresses. I highly recommend this series if you enjoy books with magic and romance elements.
2. The Dresden Files
These books were written by Jim Butcher. This is a series of books that broke a pretty severe reading slump I went through a few years ago. A friend of mine recommended the series to me and it also was the first set of books that I listened to the audiobook versions. I spoke much more about how this series started my love of audiobooks, so check out my post on the subject if you haven’t already. This series is about Harry Dresden who is a wizard for hire. He acts more like a PI, but he ends up taking on a lot of powerful creatures to protect the city of Chicago. The world of Harry Dresden is so rich and complex; even though I was a bit skeptical about the series when I first heard about it, I have enjoyed reading it.
3. The Splintered Series/The Looking Glass Wars Series
So there are two series for this entry that are a tie, however, both series have similar premises which makes me equate the series together. The Splintered series is a lot of fun. It is written by A.G. Howard and is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I will say that it probably makes my top list because it does have a bit of a love triangle and it was the kind of story that I enjoyed reading when I was in college. I will admit though that I did not read the novella or the companion novel at the end of the series. I only found out about those two books recently. I did read the three core books of this series. However, it is a series that I cannot wait to reread again and I do plan to try to add the other books that I have yet to read.
The Looking Glass Wars series, on the other hand, only has a bit of a romance in it. It too is an Alice retelling but there is no love triangle and it focuses more on battles and other fantasy elements. Frank Beddor is the author of this trilogy. I have also reread this series but I will say it has been some time since my last reread. However, this series had some very interesting spins on the Alice in Wonderland story.
4. The Hunger Games trilogy
The first series that I re-read. To be fair, I was in the core demographic of this series when it came out, so I enjoyed it. It was written by Suzanne Collins. For those of you who don’t know, this is a series that deals with a dystopian society in which children are forced to fight in an arena to the death once a year. It then talks about the eventual rebellion that takes place in this universe. It is a series that I quite enjoyed even though those kinds of stories normally aren’t the norm that I enjoy. However, this is one series that stands out to me as I have gotten older. It is also not a series that I regret reading and enjoying when I was younger (I’m looking at you, Twilight series).
5. Gemma Doyle Series
Another series that I have read multiple times. These books were written by Libba Bray. It is one though that I have not read for quite some time just because it has slipped through the cracks. This series is a mix of mystery, fantasy, and a bit of romance. Unfortunately, since it has been so long, I have a hard time remembering some of the details, however, I do remember this series being one that made an impression on me as a young reader.
Thank you for joining me in the discussion of my favorite book series. Until next time dear reader.