Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Top Five Wednesday: Least Favorite Books in Finished Series

 Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I will be participating in the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday hosted by Lainey from gingerreadslainey on youtube! If you want more info about the group, check out our goodreads page here!

So this week's topic was actually our least favorite books in our favorite series. However, I wanted to switch it up and featured instead my least favorite book from my finished series.

5.) Defy by Sara B. Larson
Defy is the opening novel of Larson's series with the same name. The fantasy trilogy follows Alexa, the best fighter of her kingdom who just so happens to cross-dress as a boy so that she won't be put into breeding houses. One fateful night leaves her captive with her best friend and the prince, and things take off from there. This is my least favorite of the series because Alexa is a much more whiner and weaker character than she is in the books. However, I am really happy that I continued with the series, because it kept on getting better as it progressed. Here is my review for the series.

4.) Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Evil is also an opening novel of Higgins' Sweet trilogy, which just so happens to have a fourth book that is in Kai's (the male protagonist) point of view.  When I read Sweet Evil, Anna's voice really irritated me, especially because she seemed holier than thou. I really warmed up to her character as the series progressed and ended up really loving the final two books. Here is my review of the fourth book in the series!

3.) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I'll just put it out there: Daemon is a douche canoe in the first book and I couldn't stand him. I warmed up to him (just like Katy did) in the later books, but his character made me not like the first book as much as I wanted to. 

2.) Of Neptune by Anna Banks
Of Neptune was the third and final book in Banks' Serena Legacy series. Unfortunately, I didn't really see the point in this last novel. The second book concluded the story pretty well and Of Neptune didn't add to the world at all. In my opinion, the series should have been a duology.

1.) Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Girl of Nightmares is the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, and is the concluding noel of the duology. Much like Of Neptune, I didn't see the point to this. The story dragged for me and did not peak my interest. I would've much rather read the first book and left it at that.

So that was my T5W post! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. Haha! You got that right about Daemon! I really enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood so it's disappointing to know that the sequel wasn't that great.

    1. I really like him by the third book though! Unfortunately, the sequel didn't hold my attention at all. :( Thanks for visiting Lauren!

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  3. I really didn't like Daemon in the first book either. I could understand that he wanted to protect the family he had left but he seriously needed an attitude adjustment! I'm glad to hear the Defy series gets better! I've been meaning to read it for some time and I suppose it's good to have a weak first book so then the author can finish the series out strong! Great list, Genni!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Yeah he could have pushed Katy away and still be nice about it. Like, she was never interested in Adam and he wasn't overly rude to her. Then again, they weren't attracted to each other! :D What made the Defy series stand out was its vast improvement! Thanks Laura! :D

  4. LOL @ Sweet Evil! I actually like Anna but I find her better on the sequels. I am planning to read Obsidian but I'm finding the right mood to really get into it. (Bad boys happened to be my weakness.) Wonderful list btw!

    - Beatrice @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

    1. I feel the same exact way! Anna is so much better in the sequels. I hope you like it! If bad boys are your weakness, you're good to go! Thanks so much Beatrice!