Series I Want to Finish in 2019

The majority of my TBR pile are unfinished book series and one of my goals this year was to make a big dent in my TBR pile, to make room for more anticipated reads! A lot of these series I started reading last year and I’ve just fallen in love with them but others on this list, however, have sadly been forgotten about!

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I wish I’d started this series sooner as I’m obsessed with these characters and this storyline, Sabaa Tahir is very good at keeping readers on the edge of their seat throughout the entire novel! I have the second book ready and waiting on my shelf I just need to find time now to start reading it!

Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I love dragons and despite what people say I really enjoy the film. I know its completely different from the books but I want to start reading the books and seeing where the story goes after the events of the film. Plus I’m a little bit in love with Garrett Hedlund who plays Murtagh in the films and a lot of people praise his casting so I look forward to exploring more of his character.

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I have to thank Emma Watson for recommending this series to me and although the world building and politics are quite intense it is a good fantasy read! I picked the series up again this summer and realized how much I’d missed this world and its characters!

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – My favourite book of 2019 and I can’t wait to continue the series in the New Year! I’m in love with Sanderson writing so I’m looking forward to delving into more of his series, any recommendations would be wonderful!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber – What I loved about this book was the magic and mystery that dominated the storyline and I loved being transported into its wonderful world! The only reason I haven’t started reading this book is because I want it in paperback which isn’t released until late February!

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – I don’t remember loving the first book in this series but since then I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this series, which gives me the hope that it gets better! I really loved the concept and I think it was the writing style that I didn’t really click with nevertheless I want to give this series another go.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – I remember absolutely adoring these books and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I stopped reading them? I think this is going to be one of those series that I’ll just have to read again as I can only remember little bits and hopefully I’ll love them as much as I did the first time around.

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

I love this book and I will go as far asCaraval to admit that it’s one of my favorites of the year so far. The magic, adventure, and mystery are what makes this story difficult to put down, and just like the carnival, it sucks you in and invites you to lose yourself in its wonderful world. Garber makes it easy to fall in love with her characters and I can guarantee that it will have you on the edge of your seat through the entire story.

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Carnival’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Carnival revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

This book loves to play with the reader as well as its characters and I felt that I was right there with Scarlett throughout the whole storyline. What shines in this book though is the action, as behind every chapter something exciting is thrown in our direction and mysteries are uncovered throwing us in a completely different direction to where we thought the story was taking us.

The developing and budding relationship between Julian and Scarlet has to be one of my favourite things about this book. Julian is rugged, bold and handsome and I think I could be in love with him! His banter with Scarlet and how he kept calling her ‘Crimson’ was just so darn cute. Sisterhood also played a massive role in this book with Scarlet risking everything she had to save her sister but I wish we got to see more of Tella as I really liked her character.

All in all, I loved this book and the mystery behind it and I need the second one asap! If you’re a fan of fantasy novels and thrilling and intelligent plots then I highly recommend you give this one a read, plus have a look at that cover isn’t it stunning and I’m sure it would look even better on your bookshelf!