Favourite Series I Started This Year

We are fast approaching the end of the year, and so it seems like the perfect time to discuss some of the amazing books I read this year.  I have already talked about some of my favourite books that I read in 2017 in a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, so today I wanted to talk about some of my favourite series that I started this year.

For me, 2017 was definitely the year of the series.  Nearly half of all the books I read this year were part of a series, with alot of those also being first books in series.  I’ve never been a huge reader of series in the past, most likely because the majority of the books I read were contemporaries, which just happen to commonly be standalones.  However, this year I have started a fair few series, and so I wanted to share some of my favourites.

So here are six of my favourite first books in series that I read this year!

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Out of all the books on here, this is definitely the one that I expected the least from going in, and also the one that exceed my expectations the most, as this became one of my favourite books of the entire year.   I loved everything about this book, from the addictive plot to the characters who I just never wanted to stop reading about, including an amazing cast of side characters.  I just fell straight into this world and this gorgeous writing style that hooked me from the offset.  I also love the fact that this is series is only going to be a duology, and so can’t wait to pick up the second, and final book when it comes out next year.

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Ever since I finished The Mortal instruments series at the very start of the year, I have been constantly telling myself that I needed to start this series.  Not only did I really want to continue exploring the Shadowhunter world and read more of Cassandra Clare’s books, but I also had heard such amazing things about this trilogy, so I really wanted to give it a go for myself, and I’m really glad I finally did.  I really loved returning to the Shadowhunter world in this book, especially as we got to explore it in a completely different time period and place than we did in The Mortal Instruments.  As always, this book was addictive and fast paced, and I can not wait to see where both the story, and the characters go in the next book.

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This was one of my first reads of the year, as I read it all the way back in January, and yet I still remember how much I enjoyed this fantastic book.  I first picked this up because I saw it described as an alternate history book that follows our main character Yael as she has to compete to win a motorcycle race in order to assassinate Hitler, something that just drew me in straight away, and which is exactly what I got when I read it.  This is such a unique novel that I loved not only because of the amazing historical aspects within in, but also because of the characters, in particular Yael and Luka, who I just found to be such interesting and complex characters.  The ending of this one also left me instantly wanting to pick up the sequel, Blood for Blood, something which I am definitely hoping to get round to doing very soon!

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Not only was 2017 a great year for series, but it was also the year that I finally read a V. E. Schwab book, and I’m so glad I finally did.  I was really intrigued by the main concept of this book even before picking it up, so I really enjoyed reading about it and watching this idea develop more as the book went on.  I adored diving it this world and really liked the plot of this one, but out of everything it was definitely the characters that left the biggest impact on me.  I really loved reading about August and Katherine, and thought they were such amazing characters that I can’t wait to follow once again in Our Dark Duet.

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The Lunar Chronicles is another series that I have been meaning to pick up ever since I first heard about these books, and thankfully I finally did so back in the summer.  I actually read this first book in just two days because of how invested I was in this story from the offset, as I just constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next.  This book included everything that I wanted it to, from amazing characters to plot twists I never saw coming, and a world I thoroughly enjoyed exploring.  I’ve actually also already continued on with this series, as I read Scarlet a couple of weeks ago now, and so far am really enjoying where this series is going, and again just can’t wait to see where it goes next!

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Finally, here is another new favourite of mine that I can’t believe I didn’t read earlier.  Given all of the amazing reviews this one has, I definitely went into it with pretty high expectations, and yet still this book managed to exceed all of these.  I love so many different aspects of this book, from the epic heist plot to the world that I really enjoyed exploring more.  But by far my favourite part of this entire book was the extraordinary characters that we got to meet and follow along, all of whom I would happily read so many more books about, so its safe to say that I can’t wait to continue on with them in Crooked Kingdom!

 

What are some of your favourite series that you started this year?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

 

4 thoughts on “Favourite Series I Started This Year

  1. I LOVED Flame in the Mist too! The writing style was such a pleasure to read and I felt totally relaxed while reading it. The Infernal Devices series is amazing, and THE ENDING. #nospoilers tho. I’m a sucker for the audiobooks of The Lunar Chronicles series, and I can’t wait to start Six of Crows soon. ❤

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Flame in the Mist as well – I definitely agree about the writing style. I’m definitely excited about continuing The Infernal Devices, but am also nervous about the ending because I have heard so many people mention it when talking about this series! Hope you enjoy Six of Crows 🙂

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