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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday post! Today’s post was supposed to be completed series I wish had more books, but honestly I was struggling A LOT with this topic. Most of the time, I’m pretty happy with how a series ends and I don’t need more. And of course, I have been burned before with beloved series continuing or having spin-offs, only for me to end up disappointed with them. Usually, I’m okay with a series ending and I don’t necessarily need more. So for this post, I decided to split it up into 3 parts:
- Series that were perfect, BUUUT I wouldn’t mind if there were more installments (even if it scares me)
- Series that were absolutely perfect as is and I don’t need them to be continued
- Series that I even think could have been a bit shorter and I’d have been perfectly happy with it
So let’s go!
Perfect, BUT wouldn’t mind if there was more
The Red Winter series by Annette Marie – there are 3 books and it’s my all-time favorite story so I’m a bit hesitant because I wouldn’t want to ruin the perfectness with more books, but also I wouldn’t say no to more Emi, Shiro and Yumei adventures and I would definitely trust Annette Marie to make it work if she chose to extend the series.
The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie – there are 4 books in this series and just like with Red Winter it was a perfect series, BUUUT I’m also constantly missing Robin and Zylas and wouldn’t mind reuniting with them.
The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab – kind of cheating here because V.E. Schwab is currently writing more books in this world, but still it’s a series I’d love to get more of AND I trust V.E. Schwab to get it right.
Perfect as is
The Green Creek series by TJ Klune (4 books and some novellas) – I may have switched between the above category and this one a few times, but in the end I think this series ended perfectly and doesn’t need more (even if I miss the characters and their pack like crazy)
The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost (7 books and some novellas) – As much as I LOVE Cat and Bones, I feel lik their story came to a perfect end for them and I wouldn’t want to ruin that by continuing the story any longer. Besides, there are still plenty of spin-offs and cameo opportunities for me to see them.
The Wild series by K.A. Tucker (3 books + 1 novella) – I’m mostly talking about Calla and Jonah’s story here, because I still need to read book 3 (Marie’s story), but concerning Calla and Jonah I’m perfectly content with how it ended!
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (7 books + novellas) – Again, as much as I miss Celaena and the gang, I feel like continuing this series would undermine the perfectness of the series as is, so I’m happy to keep it this way.
Ehh, could have been a bit shorter maybe?
The Bargainer series by Laura Thalassa (3 books) – I LOVED the first book, but I felt like the second and third book could have been condensed into 1 book.
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (6 books) – I ADORED the original trilogy and was beyond excited it was getting more books because I felt like the ending was a bit open and I wanted more. But by the time I read book 4, I just didn’t enjoy it as much anymore. And then I never read books 5 and 6. Perhaps they could have recaptured the original magic and I still need to give them a try though (Anyone who read all 6 with any insight on this?)
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (6 books) – I’m not talking about the spin-offs (Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices) here because I loved those, but I’m talking about the original Mortal Instruments series. Again, I LOVED LOVED LOVED the original trilogy, but then it was extended with 3 more books and I just felt like those dragged on and on. The only thing I liked about the 3 last books was that they introduced/had cameos for some characters for the spin-offs…