Series I need to finish Part 3

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It’s been ages since I’ve done one of these and needless to say, I have a ton of new series that I need to finish. But I am proud to say that  I’ve either finished or decided I won’t continue most of the series in the previous posts (Except Daughter of Smoke and bone I’M SORRY! I’ll finish it one day, I promise!). In the interest of not making this post 100000 books long, I’ll limit myself to series that are completed as of right now.

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Still need to read the final book. I know. What am I doing? I even own it. I’m just not prepared for it okay. I’m not ready.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Same goes for Kingdom of Ash. I’m just not ready to read this book. I will. Sometime. I promise.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I started reading Obsidio and wasn’t enjoying it as much as the previous books. I will probably enjoy it more once I get more into it, but I haven’t been in the mood for it.

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I’ve read the first two books. I don’t like it as much as I liked PJ, but I want to read it so I can get on to the Apollo books. I’m still enjoying them, but I’m just not picking them up very frequently. I still have 3 books left 😦 I also don’t own them and I’ve been trying to not buy books until I get my TBR down a bit. So every time I think about getting the next one, I’m reluctant to because of that.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I’ve read the first two books. Just one more to go. I really enjoyed this series, so I need to get on with it! I know that there’re a new trilogy or a continuation and those are not all out yet. But I don’t know if I’m going to read that. I’ll decide once I’ve finished the original trilogy.

The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

Only read the first book. I didn’t love it as much as his other series. At this point, I do still want to continue with this series. But I might change my mind. We’ll see.

Dreamblood by N. K. Jemisin

Read the first book and really enjoyed it (though not as much as The Broken Earth). I still want to read the second one though.

Those are all the ones that I could remember. There are probably more. And more still that are ongoing, but I’ve yet to catch up with. But we’ll stop here. Cause I can already feel the anxiety mounting.

Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

29236299Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Sci-fi, space opera, YA

First published: 2016

Author: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufmann

Synopsis: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home.

Okay, the first one was better. But this was still one heck of a book. It took me a little bit longer to get into it than with Illuminae. But I had a blast reading it.

I loved Hannah and Nik every bit as much as I loved Kady and Ezra. I loved how Hannah was so badass but in a different way from how Kady was badass. The writing was as funny and engaging as ever, and the book format was even cooler than the first one in my opinion because it had some really nice drawings in it. These books are a work of art and I’m referring to the actual, physical item as opposed to the story. The format is brilliant and I felt like the drawings in this one took that a step further than the first book.

The plot is where the first book was superior. I feel like this one was a bit less… thrillery. It was by no means lacking in action or slow paced. Some things were a bit predictable, but mostly I think the creepiness and tension in the first book was… well creepier and more tense. I don’t want to say much cause spoilers, but let’s just say it got the blood pumping more. I think part of that is because epic space chase is just more exciting than hostage situation even if they’re space hostages. But the other part is that, in this one, you had bad guys. Like you knew who you were fighting and why. Well, mostly why. But in the first one, the antagonists were not quite as tangible, which made it creepier and more exciting to read.

This is a rather short review, but it’s really hard to say anything without spoilers, but this was a solid middle book and much better than your average YA. The story continues in this instalment, I loved seeing how it tied into the first one and I look forward to reading the conclusion to the series.