Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Better

Top 5 Wednesday is a group of bloggers, booktubers and bookstagrammers posting on a common topic every (you guessed it) Wednesday. You can find the lists by searching #T5W or Top 5 Wednesday. And you can join the group on Goodreads if you want to participate.

This week's topic is:
Series That Got Better


5. The Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter
I think I mentioned this in a previous T5W post, but this series is one that took a while to get going. The writing is really dense in the first few books and Jane is judgemental and self-righteous. But afte nine books and a spin-off series, this is one of my favorite worlds. It's so worth it to slog through the beginning.


4. The Last True Vampire series by Kate Baxter
This might be an unpopular opinion since I know a lot of people really loved the first book. Rose Red and I both had mixed feelings about it. We loved the world but hated the over the top alphahole behavior. But I think I'm hooked now. Book four adds werewolves into the mix and the supernatural politics are more prominent.


3. The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab
The first book in this trilogy was amazing but it did a lot of worldbuilding for the whole series. That worldbuilding, while wonderful, slowed the pace down for most of that book. Books two and three are where this series hit its stride because they could focus on events and characters instead of the world and magic system. That being said, our Rose Red still gave each book five stars. 


2. The Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
I realize it's strange to say this series improves when we gave book one a five star review, but it does. There's a lot of weirdness between Nevada and Rogan at first, but when they finally get together in book two it's so much better.


1. The Darkest London series by Kristen Callihan
I didn't hate the Firelight, the first book in the series, but I was expecting Steampunk elements that it didn't really deliver. And we don't actually find out what Archer is until a later book, which makes his story so much better.

What are your favorite series that just got better as they went?



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