Monday, 19 December 2011

Best Dozen Series

(What's the plural of series? Serieses? Seri?) Anyway, here are the twelve best out there. I've added a two descriptive words to give you a taste of what each is like. On some I cheated and added three.

Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray (Thrilling and scary)
  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty
  2. Rebel Angels
  3. The Sweet Far Thing
Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale (Magical and slightly romantic)
  1. Goose Girl
  2. Enna Burning
  3. River Secrets
  4. Forest Born (actually I didn't like this one as much as the rest)
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Magical and exciting)
  1. Fablehaven (to be honest this one is horrible, but the rest are so good, just keep reading!)
  2. Rise of the Evening Star
  3. Grip of the Shadow Plague
  4. Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
  5. Keys to the Demon Prison
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Dark and very romantic)
  1. Wicked Lovely
  2. Ink Exchange (this one was meh for me)
  3. Fragile Eternity
  4. Radiant Shadows
  5. Darkest Mercy
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (Witty and fast-paced)

  1. The Scepter of the Ancients
  2. Playing with Fire
  3. The Faceless Ones (the rest kind of go downhill after this one)
  4. Dark Days
  5. Mortal Coil
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott (Lots of magic/myths and fast-paced)
  1. The Alchemyst
  2. The Magician
  3. The Sorceress
  4. The Necromancer
  5. The Warlock
  6. The Enchantress
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Funny, romantic, and fast-paced)

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass (the rest after this seem like they were tacked on)
  4. City of Fallen Angels
  5. City of Lost Souls
  6. City of Heavenly Fire
Pendragon by D.J. MacHale (Imaginative and intricate plot)
  1. The Merchant of Death (Persevere! Persevere!)
  2. The Lost City of Faar
  3. The Never War
  4. The Reality Bug
  5. Black Water
  6. The Rivers of Zadaa
  7. The Quillian Games
  8. The Pilgrims of Rayne
  9. Raven Rise
  10. The Soldiers of Halla
Eon by Alison Goodman (Imaginative and great heroine)

  1. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
  2. Eona: The Last Dragoneye
Swim the Fly by Don Calame (Hilarious and light-hearted)

  1. Swim the Fly
  2. Beat the Band
  3. Call the Shots
Alice, I Think by Susan Juby (Hilarious and light)

  1. Alice, I Think
  2. Miss Smithers
  3. Alice MacLeod, Realist At Last
Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce (Exciting and fierce heroine)
  1. First Test
  2. Page
  3. Squire
  4. Lady Knight
*Note: I left out series like Harry Potter and the Hunger Games because they're already so popular- you don't need me to rave about them as well!

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