T5W – Series That Get Better

We’re back to a top five Wednesday after a week hiatus.

This weeks topic is series that get better. I’m supposed to choose series that started slow and got better after the first book, but as I was picking out my list I realized that many of the series I chose were amazing in the first book and just got better as they went on.

So, I’m following the rules, except I think most of these series started out awesome and just got better as the series went on.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marisser Meyer

I really like this series as a whole. I wasn’t in love with Cinder, but I really enjoyed the rest of the series and the cast of characters that came with it. The Lunar Chronicles definitely gets better throughout the series, but I think that’s simply because there’s so much story that has to be told.

The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

The first book in the Shatter Me series was amazing, so I was pretty blown away when I read the last two books in the series and realized that Mafi was a genius storyteller.

The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

I mean, duh, right? But yeah, this is another series in which the first book is amazing and the rest of the series is just a complement to each other. I haven’t read ACOL yet, but I’m told it’s the best of the series.

A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

I really disliked the first book in this trilogy. The only reason I actually read A Court of Mist and Fury was because I loved the Throne of Glass series and felt I had to give the second book a chance. I would be remiss if I didn’t include this series as ACOMAF is one of the most — if not the most — popular YA fantasy novel of 2016.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys is a beautiful and brilliantly written novel, but the story doesn’t even really begin until you delve into Ronan’s story in The Dream Thieves. This series is easily the best built series I’ve ever read.


15 thoughts on “T5W – Series That Get Better

  1. Awesome T5W! I didn’t love Scarlet but I have to agree, The Lunar Chronicles def gets better with each installment. Everyone says The Shades of Magic trilogy is EPIC, you’ve reminded me to read the 2nd book ASAP lol. The Raven Cycle is an EXCELLENT example of a series that flourishes & YES! Rowan is the meat of that story. he almost feels like a prize once you’ve put in the hard work reading lol. Love your list 🙂

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    1. It’s funny because I really enjoyed Scarlet and I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s their least favorite in the series. And you really should get onto that Shades of Magic action. It’s SO good!

      Rowan is my baby and I’m so happy Maggie Stiefvater is doing a Rowan spin off.


  2. I was not a big fan of The Lunar Chronicles (I don’t even know how I made it through the first three books) but I LOVE the Shades of Magic series! I am now obsessed with VE Schwab’s writing!

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  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses definitely gets better as it goes on! I also almost didn’t read the 2nd one but a friend urged me to and now it’s one of my favorite series.

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