Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 in Review Part 2: Continuations and Conclusions

Thoughts on series installments and conclusions of series (so many series ended this year ;sad face;).

Personal Favorite 2012 Series/Trilogy Continuations:
Darkness Rising Trilogy Book 2: The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Raised By Wolves Book 3: Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Gallagher Girls Book 5: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter (I have to wait HOW LONG till the next book?! ;glares at publishers;)
Nevermore Trilogy Book 2: Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
The Body Finder Book 3: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (took the series from fun diversion to awesome diversion)
Mythos Academy Book 3: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (and likely book 4 whenever I get to it)
Unearthly Trilogy Book 2: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (I think I'm still in mourning for Clara's awesome mother)
The Iron Codex Trilogy Book 2: The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittridge
The Agency Book 3: The Traitor and the Tunnel by Y. S. Lee
Delirium Trilogy Book 2: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (evil cliffhanger is evil though)
Across the Universe Trilogy Book 2: A Million Suns by Beth Revis (took a okay start to a trilogy and made it into a really good trilogy)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 2: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (my picks for best series continuation are between this one and Pandemonium)

Least Favorite 2012 Series/Trilogy Continuations:
Chemical Garden Trilogy Book 2: Fever by Lauren DeStefano (BORING, BORING, BORING)
Jessica's Guide Book 2: Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantasky (pointless sequel is pointless)
Hereafter Book 2: Arise by Tara Hudson (DULL. Not sure if I'm going to bother with the third)
Juliet Immortal Book 2: Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay (way to take the one clever thing in a otherwise cliche book and then make him cliche author)

Personal Favorite 2012 Series/Trilogy Conclusions:
The Curse Workers Book 3: Black Heart by Holly Black
Anna Dressed in Blood Book 2: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Sister's Grimm series Book 9: The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley
The Parasol Protectorate series Book 5: Timeless by Gail Carriger (gosh I'm going to miss Alexia SO MUCH)
Caster Chronicles Book 4: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl (STILL upset about Amma)
Hex Hall Trilogy Book 3: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (so sad that we don't get anymore Sophie but really excited for Izzy)
The Ghost and the Goth Book 3: Body and Soul by Stacey Kade
Theatre Illuminate Trilogy: So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev
Shade Trilogy Book 3: Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
Paranormalcy Trilogy Book 3: Endlessly by Kierstan White (Evie! I'm going to miss you so much!)

Least Favorite 2012 Series/Trilogy Conclusions:
Hush Hush Book 4: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick (just finished and wow was that a lot of wasted potential)

Everything Else (good enough that I am continueing the series):
Bad Girls Don't Die Book 3: As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender
Abandon Trilogy Book 2: Underworld by Meg Cabot
Mortal Instruments Book 5: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Steampunk Chronicles Book 2: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
The Magnolia League Book 2: The White Glove War by Katie Crouch
Magic Under Glass Book 2: Magic Under Stone by Jocelyn Dolamore
Gone With the Respite Book 2: Dearly Beloved by Lia Habel
Girl is Murder Book 2: The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Haines
Clarity Book 2: Perception by Kim Harrington
Sookie Stackhouse Book 12: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Need series Book 4: Endure by Carrie Jones
Gods and Monsters Book 2: A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton
The Iron Witch series: The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
Hourglass Book 2: Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Angelfire series Book 2: Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
Demon Trappers series Book 3: Forgiven by Jana Oliver
The Lying Game series Book 3: Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard
The Mockingbirds Book 2: The Rivals by Daisy Whitney
Dustlands Book 2: Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Birthright Book 2: Because it is my Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

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