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Question: What series do you absolutely love, or can't get of?
There are a lot of series that I completely love. I mean, I enjoy a good stand-alone novel, and I admit, I don’t tend to read series books one after the other, sometimes I like a break in between. And I know there are some series’ which really shouldn’t have been series’, and of course, spin-off series (I stand by my view that they’re rarely good, more of a fan service, really). I also have a horrible habit of starting a series, and then forgetting about it.
That all said, there’s nothing like getting a new book, and revisiting a world you’ve already fallen in love with – it’s kind of like slipping on your comfy slippers and settling in for the duration.
I think one of my all-time favourite series’ has to be the Harry Potter series. Unoriginal, yes, but true nonetheless. I feel I grew up with these books, and I’ll always love them. I think my personal favourite has to be The Chamber of Secrets, and in terms of characters, I will always love The Weasley twins.
I also really loved The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan, which was 12 books long. Admitted, it was split into several trilogies for different parts of the main character’s life, but it was all essentially the same story, so I’m not sure if that was actually necessary.
I should also profess my love here for The Hunger Games (movie next week – I am so excited!) I didn’t think it’d be something I enjoyed, but I literally ended up reading them back-to-back, which as I’ve said it unusual for me.
And obviously, I completely loved The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I'm definitely Team Ash, and whilst I'm sad it ended, the ending was definitely good for me.
I admit, I have a list on my desktop of series I’ve started and not finished – maybe I should make that into a book challenge – the series-clear-out challenge? What do you guys think?